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Beyond the Pool


Swimming Victoria will be offering  ‘Developing Young Leaders’in 2018 for Club Captains and emerging leaders to participate in a specifically designed program which will focus on developing leadership skills within their Club and local community.

 ‘Developing Young Leaders’ will be held in conjunction with the Club Development Conference, providing the swimmers an opportunity to work with, share ideas and network with Club, District and State volunteers who are crucial to running our sport.

Clubs will be invited to nominate their Club Captains/Vice Captains for the upcoming season, or swimmers who have the potential to be future leaders and role models within our sport and community.  It is recommended that swimmers’ minimum age is 15 years. 

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Lifeguards @ 200, Port Melbourne

9am - 2pm

Further details on how to nominate athletes to attend the program will be added soon.  


Beyond the Pool Initiative

 ‘Developing Young Leaders’ falls within Swimming Victoria’s Beyond the Pool retention initiative which provides a holistic personal and professional development pathway for swimmers beyond traditional competition. The program supports athletes, who already have a solid grounding through sport, to become true leaders within the community and achieve every success in the workforce.

 ‘Beyond the Pool’ has four key objectives:

  1. Development; To provide personal and professional development to assist swimmers achieve their full potential in and out of the pool.

  2. Support; To provide support to dedicated members of the swimming community through access to programs, development, networks and education.

  3. Opportunities; To provide opportunities that allow swimmers to develop and expand networks within the community, the vocation & education sector and workforce. 

  4. Education; To provide opportunities for swimmers to access formal qualifications through Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and to provide a pathway for swimmers to link with TAFE and Universities.


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