Swimming coaches are the backbone of our sport and are key to ensuring that clubs continue to develop and excel. We have developed a range of resources and programs to support coaches to be the best coach they can be.

What is the difference between teaching and coaching?

A Swimming Teacher may acquire specialist skills in teaching Competitive Swimming, Babies and Toddlers, Adolescents and Adults, Learners with Disability and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.

A Swimming Coach helps to develop the swimmers’ capability beyond basic aquatic skills. Coaches focus on improving stroke efficiency, technique, strength, conditioning and race skills in their athletes through drills and training.

Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association

  • Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association
  • Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) is a professional membership organisation responsible for maintaining the high ethical and educational standards of coaches. Coach Members of ASCTA are also members of Swimming Australia. ASCTA assists Swimming Australia in the administration of accreditation courses and the licensing of qualifications to coach.

    Visit the ASCTA website here

Coaching Development

  • Coaching Worshops
  • SNTI is hosting a Bronze Coaching Workshop on Friday the 8th of March 7:30am till 2:30pm at Parap Pool.

    The workshop will be presented by Chris Twomey- ASCTA Chairman for WA. The course cost will be $360. Lunch is provided.

    Please note that this is before session 2 of the NT Open & Age and will not interfere with sessions and warm up.


    For any aspiring coaches that are wishing to take part in this please follow these steps:

    1. Create/Login to your account on
    2. Enrol into the Bronze Coaching Course
    3. Pay Course Cost
    4. Register for workshop at Parap Pool 8th of March 7:30am till 2:30am
    5. Complete Online Training Prior to workshop

    Please contact if you would like further information

  • Professional Development
  • Good Morning Coaches,


    At the conclusion of Session 3 (Saturday 8th of March roughly 11am), Chris Twomey ASCTA WA Chairman will be running a professional development session on Race Analysis & Feedback for all coaches,

    We would love to see as many coaches attend as possible,


    If any coaches have any other topics they would like to discuss during the PD please send them through to myself.

    Contact for any questions

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