Hunt for coach

By Grace Jones | posted on June 22, 2019

ALBANY Swim Club President Lia Shavian is on the hunt for a new Head Coach to join the team.

The club has had a number of successful jaunts interstate recently with a few medals, personal bests and records set at the South Australia Long Course Championships, Country Pennants competition in Karratha, the Great Southern Region Meet, National Long Course Championships and the Junior Long Course State Championships.

Shavian said previous Head Coach Marshall McAleese had made an outstanding contribution to the swimming community over the past nine years.

“As Head Coach, Marshall has shaped our team culture to emphasise the key ingredients of fun, club spirit and outstanding performance,” she said.

“He has a unique ability to engage with all swimmers, meeting them at their level, to inspire them to achieve their personal best.

“In his time, Marshall has consistently developed a number of swimmers every season to achieve exceptional results both at state and national level competition.”

Shavian said she would be looking for a highly capable and motivated leader to join the team.

“They would need to build and maintain a positive team environment for our club that emphasises outstanding sportsmanship, mutual respect for others, and above all, enjoyment,” she said.

The three-year contract would have the successful applicant responsible for the planning and management of swimming programs across all squads as well as promote athlete welfare, wellbeing and engagement.

Shavian said applications closed on June 23 and registrations for the upcoming Albany Short Course Carnival are now open and available at