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Beyond the Pool

2017 Pierre de Coubertin Awards

Swimming Victoria is excited to offer an opportunity 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 Technical Officials Seminar, 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 are 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. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to complete their CPR qualification through a blended course of online self-paced learning and a face to face workshop (max 48 swimmers). It is recommended that swimmers’ minimum age is 15 years. 



Sunday 19 July 2015   


Lifeguards @200
200 The Boulevard Port Melbourne.


Swimmers are to be nominated by their club no later than Thursday 25 June. Swimmers will then have the option to register for the CPR Course as well.

Maximum of 4 swimmers per club can be nominated. Total participants number capped at 70.


CPR Course & Developing Young Leaders Program – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Developing Young Leaders Program Only – 10:45am – 4:00pm


Club Contribution - $20 per person (contributes to catering and presenter costs). 

CPR Component = $54 per person (this is a discounted price for SV Members). Please note there is a maximum of 48 places available for this course and requires self-paced at home study prior to the face to face course. Clubs will be invoiced directly.




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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