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.
This episode is Part 3 of our “Young Officials” series. Lach speaks to Lucy Graham, 19 years old and from the Jervis Bay area, which is a part of the SESA region in NSW. She is about to go into her 5th year of being a technical official and has plenty of experience under her […]
Part 2 of this series sees Lach move back into the swimming world and sits down with Isaak Wilson, a young technical official from the Wollongong region of NSW and is a part of Swimming NSW’s Youth Advisory Panel. He is one of the most experienced young technical officials on deck and is a big […]
One of the biggest issues we have at swim meets is not having enough technical officials. As we get older and busier, we look to our youth to rise up and help run swim meets. In this podcast we are talking to a former swimmer and young Netball umpire, Lauren Bird, about why Netball has […]
Our athletes deal with constant pressure from themselves, coaches, parents and other athletes. All of these factors can cause an athlete to spiral into a deep state of depression and anxiety. Since 1985 The Black Dog Institute has been at the forefront of mental health research. On this episode Lach chats with NRL Legend Wayne […]