Beyond the Pool


2013 - Beyond the Pool - Leadership & Career Development

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Swimming Victoria have partnered with Smart Connection Training to provide a holistic training and professional development pathway for swimmers and coaches in Victoria. The pathway forms part of Swimming Victoria’s Swimmer Retention Initiative by providing support beyond traditional competition.

Beyond the Pool –Leadership & Career Development is the first of a range of programs to be deliveredwhichcombines personal and professional development with formal training to support Victorian swimmers in their transition through school, further study and into the workforce. Beyond the Pool – Leadership & Career Development is the revised program of the successful Leadership Beyond the Pool Program in 2012.


The Program covers the following topic areas:

-          Leadership and how it starts with you;

-          Career development – making the most of every opportunity

-          Personal finance – understanding “want verses need” & setting goals for now and into the future

-          Communication and developing skills for speaking in public;

-          Networking and your personal brand.


Dates 24th August, 14th September, 19th & 20th October (overnight)         
Time: 8.30am-6pm (approximately)

From $200 per person (includes subsidy for one night’s accommodation)* 

*Full costing details will be available once applications are received. Cost is dependent on the individual.

Eligibility:  Available to current competitive Swimming Victoria members aged between 17-20 yrs old.

All Victorian swimmers meeting eligibility are welcome to apply. Places are limited to 30 swimmers. Not all applications will be accepted, swimmers will be selected based on their application and eligibility.

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Applications close on 5th August 2013 at 5pm

Enquires:   Kirsty Greening, Manager Sport Development on 9926 1416 or


2012 - Leadership Beyond the Pool

In partnership with Swimming Australia and the Australian Swimmers Association, Swimming Victoria launched the program in March 2012; the first of its kind in Australia.

Leadership Beyond the Pool assisted athletes to embrace the transferrable life skills they develop through the sport of swimming such as commitment, perseverance, work ethic, team work, time management and the art of winning and losing, and apply those attributes successfully into career pursuits, study, and general life.  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.

There were three elements in the Program:

1) Workshops that focused on a range of professional & personal development skills

2) Formal Training with a Certificate IV in Sport & Recreation

3) Mentoring & Networking

16 athletes from 12 different clubs took part in the Program which consisted of 16 workshops run over 9 months. The formal training component, led by Training Sense, satisfied the Certificate IV requirements in Sport and Recreation. Athletes completed both in-class and online assignments, covering topics including; occupational health and safety, nutrition, public speaking, business travel and sport training programs. The skills learnt were not only specific to the course but are transferable to the athlete’s career both now and post swimming.

For further information please contact Kirsty Greening, Manager Sport Development on 9926 1416 or

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