Coach Alex is a Silver Licensed Swimming Coach registered with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association. Coach Alex also has various learn to swim teaching qualifications and has been involved in teaching and coaching swimming for over 2 decades around the world from his home in South Africa, to the Cayman Islands on the continents of America and Canada, various islands around the Caribbean and finally here in Australia.
2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester
2007 Canadian Age Championships
Various inter club competitions in Florida, USA
Various Caribbean championships around the islands of Jamaica, Aruba and Cayman
Various National Age and Open National Championships in Australia
Various State Championships around Australia
State Team Coach 2013 – Victoria
Road to Rio Camp for Multi Class athletes at AIS 2014
South African Swim Clubs
Aquabear – Casual Coach and swimmer under Brian Elliott for 8yrs
Simo Swimming and Lifesaving Club for 2yrs
Cayman Islands Swimming Club
Cayman Islands Government Swim Program – 3 years
Melbourne Australia Swim Club
Surrey Park Swim Club – 1yr
Flyers Swim Team – 7yrs
Hurricanes Swimming Club – 2yrs and ongoing
Over 40 National Age and Open National Qualifiers in past 9 years covering all strokes and distances
National Age Finalists in various events from 50m Free to 400m IM
Multiple National Medalist in Multi Class and Down Syndrome Championships
Down Syndrome World Championships Swimmer 2016 and 2018
State and National Finalists at Age Championships including Gold, Silver and Bronze clean sweep at State championships in a Backstroke event.
Various State Medalists over past decade in both Short Course and Long Course Championships
Top placings in Victorian Open Water Championships and National Open Water Championships
Built up club of 46 swimmers to a club of over 140 registered swimmers over a period of 7 yrs and improved in State Championships rankings from 36th to 5th.
Started new club with less than 50 swimmers and doubled the team in 3yrs. Team went from 1 State Qualifier in year 1 to 17 in year 3 including state finalists.
To develop confident young adults!
“My aim remains, and will always be, to help kids believe in themselves, knowing that they are valued regardless of how successful they may be as an athlete.”