Academy winter swimming program underway


The Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) Winter Programs are officially underway, including Mingara One Swimming, following the squad’s online orientation.

The orientation was held via Zoom, which saw new talent coming into the squad, along with familiar faces returning.

Graeme Carroll is again filling the Head Coach role for the swimming program.

His abundance of experience in Olympic and Paralympic swimming coaching allows him to pass on a strong knowledge to the athletes.

Working alongside Carroll, is Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Brett Doring.

He has extensive experience working with state and national athletes, as well as tours with Swimming Australia and an Australian Paralympic Swim Team.

Jen Noel, the Head Coach from Mingara Aquatics, along with Semuel Greig from Peninsula Leisure Centre, have both come on board as Assistant Coaches.

The first session for the swimming program commenced with baseline testing to see where the athletes are positioned in fitness, strength and mobility, which will be compared to the same testing at the end of the program.

CCAS Programs and Communications Manager, Robyn Low-Hart, said the Winter Mingara One Swimming Program has kicked off with great success.

“The coaching line-up brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the program and it’s exciting to offer these opportunities to athletes on the Central Coast,” she said.

Alongside the skills sessions, CCAS offers a range of educational components with an emphasis on Anti-Doping and Sports Psychology for the Winter programs to enable the athletes to make informed decisions in sport, but also in life in general.

Media release, May 27
Central Coast Academy of Sport