Our Coaches

 

In 2015, Jon Bell and Mike Langley of Big Blue Swimming took over the coaching rights at the WAC with a vision to bring back a strong emphasis on squad swimming and consequently build a culture of excellence in training to provide swimmers and support to the Warringah Aquatic Swimming Club.

 

Cameron Gledhill commenced as our Head Coach in early November, 2019.   Cameron is a Silver license coach and started coaching in 2011.  He brings a wealth of coaching knowledge having coached in both the USA and Australia at all levels from development level up to Australian team coaching.   Cameron believes that coaching, although results and performance based, has an even more important role in the development of better people.  Assisting athletes through their development, allowing them the opportunity to set goals and learn about work ethic, he believes is one of the most fulfilling things anyone can do.  In addition to swimming Cameron has a keen interest in everything rugby and can still swim a mean 50FR!  

 

Sandi Edwards commenced coaching the WASC squads in 2013 but has been around swimming since she was little - competing, teaching and coaching.   She has a passion for helping swimmers, and others, achieve their dreams, in and out of the pool (no matter what that looks like).  Her motto is "Dream, Believe, Inspire - every day is a new opportunity".  In addition to Sandi's passion for coaching she has an incredible talent for photography and can be found wandering the beaches capturing gorgeous sunrises every morning if she's not inside coaching. 

 

 

Lachlan Vane-Tempest joined our coaching team in July 2020.  Lach comes to us with a wealth of experience and passion for the sport, having coached both here in Sydney and on the Central Coast.  Lach swam himself for Abbotsleigh, Mingara, KPD and Woy Woy, also reaching the point of having been selected for an Australian Squad.  he was at one time coached by WASC Life Member Graeme "Grub" Carroll.  You may have also seen Lach on pool deck being followed by a video camera as he does interviews for Swimming NSW; or on social media with his "Lunch with Lach" series where he has interviewed the NSW Olympic and Paralympic athletes about their road to Tokyo.  Lach now also runs a podcast called Swim.Rocks where they share ideas, information and inspiration for swimming people who like to stay dry.  Lach will be working at all levels of the program.  We are vey excited to have him on the team.

 

Check out this page to find out more about Big Blue.