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asctaVIC Conference


Professional Development Conference & Trade Expo


Mentone Grammar School, Mentone VIC

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October, 2017


Professional Development for swimming coaches and teachers.

Presenter’s lineup that includes…

Jan Olbrecht –has a Ph.D. in Physiology and Bio-Mechanics from Cologne and swum in three World Championships for Belgium. Jan is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in the application of lactate testing to training design. His book “The Science of Winning” has become one of the most influential books written on training theory for swimming and is used by coaches of several different sports since the publication of the book 20 years ago. Olbrecht’s theories have been further validated on thousands of high level athletes who he has monitored over the years, many of these athletes have been extremely successful and have won hundreds of World Championships and Olympic Medals, in total Jan has advised athletes who have won over 500 Olympic, World Championship European and Commonwealth Medals

Jacco Verhaeren is a Dutch Swimming Coach. He was formerly the sporting director of Dutch Swimming. In 2013 Verhaeren was named the head coach of the Australian Swimming Team. He is best known for guiding Pieter van den Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn, to multiple Olympic gold medals.

Glenn Beringen is an Australian International Swimming Coach and former athlete. He won a silver medal for breaststroke at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1982 Commonwealth Games.

Craig Jackson is the coach of RIO Olympics 400 Freestyle Gold Medalist, Mack Horton and the head coach of Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club.


asctaVIC Conference 2017

            General Teachers and Coaches Conference:                       Sat Oct 7th & Sun 8th

            Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Strokes Course:     Sat Oct 7th

            Bronze Licence Course                                                     Sun Oct 8th



2017 Conference Schedule

2017 Conference Registration


Trade Display

On display will be a range of coaching, learn to swim, aquatic products and organizations. The exhibitors are the leading suppliers of their products so grab this chance to meet the people behind the products and get first hand information relating to a variety of swimming related products and services.



ascta will allocate 5 ascta Professional Development hours per day

Certificates of attendance will be available following the final presentations of each of the days


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