Head Above Water is a 24 hour swimathon which is partnered with the Gotch4Life organisation. It raises funds for mental health awareness and education and it is held in Sydney’s Northern Beaches every year in March. Today we are talking to Andrew Ward from the Head Above Water team. Andrew and I talk about their […]
Performance psychologist Chelsea Carpenter talks to Lach in this episode. Chelsea is a former swimmer from the Nunawading Swim Club in Victoria and she is also one of Australia’s top psychologists for swimming as well as many other sports. Chelsea and Lach talk about the simple signs and symptoms of mental health illnesses, how we […]
Our third and final instalment of our club community series we are talking to Sean Davis and Ariel Darley from Warringah Aquatic Swim Club on the Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The coaches and committee at Warringah have created a fantastic environment where all the kids know each other by name, even if they are 10-15 years […]
Imagine having the challenge of turning a swim club into a community with members from 5 different swim centres. Debby Tatolli, Head Coach of Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Swim Club, is an incredible woman who manages to do exactly that. Debby and Lach talk about what strategies herself and the committee use to engage and encourage […]
We now turn our attention towards club committee members and how they can create that family-like-feel of a swim club. Lach sits down with his friends Jo and Dave Potter, life members of Mingara Aquatic Swim Club on NSW’s Central Coast. They discuss the importance of a strong, supportive committee, how to welcome new members […]
This final episode of our Young Officials series features Toby Williams, President of the Manly Warringah Football Referees Association. On the football/soccer pitch, you see an abundance of young people donning the referee’s strip, so Toby and Lach chat about what swimming can learn from soccer, including mentoring, payment and pathways.