Coaching Team

All of our coaches support the club’s mission to develop the potential of each swimmer, regardless of age or ability.

Garry Cole East Gippsland Waterdragons Head Coach

Garry Cole
Head Coach

BRONZE ACSTA

Jenny Whelan photo

Jenny Whelan
Squad Coach

BRONZE ACSTA

john bishop

John Bishop
Squad Coach

BRONZE ACSTA

coach paula

Paula O’Neill
Squad Coach

BRONZE ACSTA

asst coach jordan

Jordan Strini
Assistant Coach

Squad levels

blue cap development

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

This is our entry level squad. Swimmers entering this squad will:

  • be able to swim 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke
  • have some knowledge of breaststroke & butterfly
  • be willing to listen and participate within a group
  • learn new skills; turns, dives and training drills.
green cap dolphins

DOLPHINS SQUAD

Swimmers entering this squad will:

  • be able to swim 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke
  • swim breaststroke and butterfly
  • train towards 100m IM’s with turns
  • work towards stronger strokes/ kicks/ turns
  • use the clock, go 10 apart, simple cycles on 1 min, 1 min 30.
bronze cap

BRONZE SQUAD

Swimmers entering this squad will be able to:

  • do 12 x 50 sets Kick IM 1:20
  • do 12 x 50 sets Pull 1:05
  • swim 200 IM with correct turns and technique
  • Use the clock on many cycles.
Silver cap

SILVER SQUAD

Swimmers entering this squad will be able to:

  • do 12 x 50 sets Kick 1:10
  • do 12 x 50 sets Pull 0:55
  • swim 200 IM under 3:20
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GOLD SQUAD

Swimmers entering this squad will be able to:

  • do 16 x 50 sets Kick 1:00
  • do16 x 50 sets Pull 0:45
  • 200 IM Under 3:00
  • Be highly skilled and fully independent as a squad swimmer.
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