Our Coaches

Aaron Tenabel

Head Coach / National Squad Coach

Aaron spent 15 years competitive swimming, beginning at Geelong Swimming Club, before going on to being named in the 1993 Australian Dolphins Swim Team. Once his swimming career finished, then coached for 7 years at Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club, and the University of Newcastle where he coached Paralympian Medallists (Sydney 2000) and numerous state and national level swimmers. Between coaching stints Aaron has been an accomplished Sports Administrator working at various Peak Sporting organisations specialising in governance, development and implementation of policies, strategic planning, and facility planning. Aaron now returns to the Head Coaching position managing our National Squad and our high performance programs.

Andelys Warren

Assistant Head Coach / Nation Prep and Development Coach

Andelys (Andy) has been coaching in Victoria since 2007 and has extensive experience coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities. Andy has coached junior, state, national, masters and university teams including multi-class athletes. Andy’s focus as a coach is on team unity and encouraging participation at all levels of swimming to instil a lifelong passion for the sport. Having previously been a competitive swimmer herself, Andy aims to facilitate an environment where athletes can build friendships, recognize their potentials and ultimately achieve their individual goals and dreams.

Andy is also a practicing osteopath and has a wealth of knowledge in injury diagnosis, prevention and management. Andy has also completed studies in Nutritional Science, Disability Support, and Occupational Therapy (Rehab). With her wide variety of experience and knowledge, Andy is well equipped and passionate to assist swimmers develop skills both in and out of the pool.

Rob Steinman

State Squad Coach

Rob is a former swimmer with Ballarat GCO and Albury Swimming Club and has participated at National Age and Open competitions over an 18 year swimming career. He has coached at various levels over a 10 year period between 1993—2003 and coached juniors to Country Championships during that time. Rob is a Primary School teacher who also has Aus. Swim and Competitive stroke qualifications.

Nathan Bury

Open Water and Development Squad Coach

Info coming soon…

Mark Cooper

Open Water and Country Squad Coach

Mark represented New Zealand at various international meets including the Trans-Tasman Series, Youth Olympics, Youth Comm Games and World Cup Meets. He secured multiple national age group records and various national titles. Mark has over 17-years experience in Swim Teaching and Coaching, whilst also working as an AustSwim course presenter. Mark is also a Neuro-Coaching specialist through his business Cooper Consulting. He works with varying groups/ages – from trauma suffering through to elite mindset conditioning for athletes.

Max Piroch

Junior Development Squad Coach

Info coming soon

Kai Lumsden

Junior Development & Fitness Squad Coach

Kai is a former swimmer with South Gippsland Bass, moving to Geelong for study. Kai has a wide range of experience in learn to swim and coaching, including work with our swim school. Whilst starting competitive swimming later than most, Kai has achieved some great results including winning the 200 Butterfly at the 2020 Country Championships.

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