The Perth College Swim Academy is committed to providing quality swimming instruction and a pathway from learn to swim to the elite level athlete. The program boasts a number of quality coaches. They all work under a structured program to ensure that squad members get the quality start they need to cultivate the skills required for a lifelong involvement in the sport of swimming.
Matt Magee – Head Coach & National Open Squad
Matt first joined the City of Perth swim club as a competitive swimmer in 1988. However, it is his achievements as a coach and commitment to the club since 2006 that has been instrumental in making the club as strong as it is today.
Matt took over as Head Coach of City of Perth in 2006 and from day one has been a high profile ambassador for the club and advocate for the club based swimming program philosophy. Over the past 10 years he has had remarkable success as a coach and his achievements include:
- Coached a swimmer on to every World Championship Team since his arrival in 2006
- Coached three swimmers to the Olympic Games in 2012 & 2016
- Coached a medallist at every major International Swimming Championships (The Big 5) which includes Pan Pacs, Commonwealth Games, World Championship LC/OW +, SC and the Olympic Games.
- Selected as Australian coach for both the Pool and Open Water Teams at the 2015 World Swimming Championships, Kazan, Russia. First Australian to do so.
- Coached 18 different swimmers on to various Australian Junior and Senior Representative Teams.
- Awarded the Australian Coach of the Year (Open Water) 2013
- Awarded the Swimming WA Coach of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016
Whilst swimming is so often focused on the athlete and their individual performances it is important to remember the coaches who are the cement that holds everything together. This is definitely the case with Matt as who has been instrumental in turning the dreams of so many club members into reality.
Eoin Carroll – Red Squad Coach
Eoin is the Head Coach of the Perth College Swim Academy Development Program, including Learn to Swim. Eoin is also the coach for the Red Squad, Adult Fit Squad, the Perth College School IGSSA team and has previously coached inter-national level athletes in Ireland. Eoin brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the program. In his role as coach of the Red Squad Eoin is instrumental in providing advanced swimming skills and preparing young athletes in their pursuit of National pool and open water qualifying times.
In his role as Head Development Coach Eoin oversees the progression of all swimmers in the development program (Rockets, Missiles, Torpedoes). He has developed a set of competencies swimmers should aim to achieve in each stage of the development pathway. Eoin works closely with the other development squad coaches and designs a weekly program that is coordinated and planned to specifically target swimming skills for juniors. Eoin will personally attend and coach some junior sessions whilst also mentoring the other Development Coaches. This is a great opportunity for our development squad members to learn from one of the best in the business. This direct involvement ensures Eoin gets a good understanding of the capabilities of all swimmers in the program. He oversees the transition of swimmers between squads and will place new squad members into the appropriate squads. If you would like to ask Eoin a question or discuss any aspect of your swimmers development, please e-mail him firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Muller – Blue Squad & Rockets Coach
Andy was born in Switzerland and has a strong competitive swimming background. In 1994 he was the Swiss Regional Champion in the 100M Freestyle and he is still an active open water swimmer. Andy has a passion for swimming and in recent years has switched his focus from swimming to coaching where he is also the Head Coach of the Perth City Masters Swimming Club. Andy understands the importance of developing good technique in younger athletes and focuses his coaching practices heavily on skills development. He brings a great deal of swimming knowledge and experience to the position and is well positioned to develop swimmers and provide them with the skills they need to embark on a senior level of competitive swimming. In the last few years Andy has completed a number of swim coaching qualifications including the ASCTA Bronze Coach, Bio-mechanics for swimming, and Swimming Coach Master Swimming Australia Level 2.
Sabrina Quikscamp – Blue Squad Assistant Coach
Sabrina the much loved coach of the Missiles Squad in 2016 was recently promoted to the position of State Squad Coach commencing in January 2017. Sabrina a product of the Perth College program started out as a learn to swim teacher and assistant IGSSA Swim Coach in 2015, before taking on a variety of development squad coaching roles. Sabrina is currently studying sports science at university and has completed Learn to Swim and Swim Coaching qualifications. Sabrina will work closely with Eoin, Matt and Andy to develop a squad program that is complimentary to the overall focus of the competitive pathway.
Katie McFarlane – Green Squad Coach
Katie has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 10 and has always had a love for the water. She is currently a member of the Red Squad and has competed at State and National level with her pet event being the 100m Breaststroke. She has completed her Competitive Strokes Course and is currently undertaking the Bronze coaching course. Katie has a passion for sport and under the mentorship of Eoin intends to continue her journey in the sport as a coach. In addition Katie is completing her Diploma in Sports Development at North Metro TAFE.
Macie Bennetts – Missiles Squad Coach
Macie started swimming competitively at the age of 9 for the Karratha Swimming Club. She moved to Perth in 2014 where she began swimming at the Perth City Swimming Club under coach, Eoin Carroll. Her passion for swimming has driven her to become involved with the development of junior athletes and as such has sought out a coaching role herself. Since taking on the role of Missiles Squad coach, Macie has made a big impact on her squad instilling a love for swimming to her charges.
Macie is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and University. She has completed her Austswim teacher of swimming and water safety and is currently undertaking a bronze coaching course. She loves working with children and inspiring young athletes to pursue their dreams.