2023 Australian Championships

It’s been an exciting 14 days here on the Gold Coast which has provided the club with a great opportunity to let its light shine bright.
To summarise;
  • The biggest National Team in the clubs 140 year history
  • 6 Medals
  • 35 Finals
  • The most successful Geelong Swimming Club National Team in the modern era


This couldn’t have been achieved without coaches Sadat Hussain and Andy Warren who prepared athletes brilliantly for this meet, the one and only Team Manager extraordinaire Emma Hocking, our parents and of course, our athletes.
To achieve this success, there’s been an enormous amount of work in the background, and a team of committed professionals who have left no stone unturned to support our athletes and the program. I’d like to acknowledge and thank those below:
  • Wayne Lawes – Coaching and Program Mentor
  • Will Sexton & Nick Richardson – Strength & Conditioning coaches
  • Sean McGee – Sport Science programming and advice
  • Andrew Cameron & Louise Cato – VIS
  • Cam Loftus – Barwon Sports Academy
  • Ollie Butler & Wade Byrnes – Physiotherapists
  • Anthony Klarica, Michelle Mitten and Megan Davies – Psychologists


I’d also like to take the opportunity – on behalf of our athletes, their families and coaches – to thank the Geelong Swimming Club Committee for its support and belief in our program. The results speak for themselves.
It has been a wild ride as we finally settle into a new normal after years of disruption, and I hope all Club members, young and old, emerging and experienced, have not only enjoyed the performances, but have appreciated the way our athletes have represented the Geelong Swimming Club and our region.
Now, its onwards and upwards for our Multi-Class  athletes, off to compete at the Virtus and  Special Olympics later this year, for those competing at the World Championship Trials in Melbourne in June and for the entire Club as we embark on the upcoming Winter Season!!