Coach Report 2015/16 Summer Season

Its been a very full season. On a personal level it has been challenging.


There have been so many.

• Watching you all train hard and improve your technique.

• Hearing the groans when asked to do a specific session and the smiles when you realise you

have completed it!

• Seeing some awesome PB’s.

• Working with new coaches – Thank you for volunteering your time!

The Work?

• Close to 175 training sessions have been planned and delivered.

• These sessions have covered around 265km of swimming (for the kids and walking for me!)

• There have been over 200 hours of coaching time – not including preparation time and the

swim school.

• We have also attended coaching clinics with Olympic and international coaches.

• Attended Technical Officials training and pool-side learning for accreditation.

• Been volunteer Team Manager/Coach for the 10&U Aussie team at an international event.

The Achievements?

• Youngest competitive swimmer 7 and oldest 45.

• Fantastic results at the school and interschool carnivals.

• Boddington has been represented at 12 swim meets by a total of 26 competitive swimmers.

(I’ve only missed one of those).

• Our team of 22 athletes worked together to achieve runner-up in D Division at Country

Pennants. Our best result so far.

• We have had 2 swimmers represent Australia at the Indian Ocean All Stars meet in Perth.

• Although this is our windup, we have one more swim meet to go. This year we have 4

athletes who will represent Boddington at the 2016 Junior LC State Championships.

• We also have 8 swimmers taking advantage of a special clinic being held in April school

holidays to further improve their swimming with the help of top WA coaches.

Time now to re-group, study and plan for an even better delivery next season. If you have any

feedback, positive or negative, I would love to hear it.

Hard work? Yes

Worth it? Absolutely!

Will you plan to be part of it next summer?

Karen Vlastuin - Head Coach


Shield recipients Hayden Loughnan and Hannah Mark with Toni Collins, Club Patron.

Shield recipients Hayden Loughnan and Hannah Mark with Toni Collins, Club Patron.