Head Coach / High Performance Coach
Cameron Hawthorn is our Head Coach and High Performance Coach.
Cam is a dedicated and experienced high performance swim coach. He is extremely passionate about working with all levels of swimmers having developed many learn to swim and squad programs from inception. Cam is not only enthusiastic about his swimming club but swimming in Western Australia as a whole. He loves and continues to work closely with Swimming WA to provide coaching clinics, talent ID and coach mentoring across the State, especially throughout regional WA.
After spending the majority of his coaching career in NSW, he relocated to WA in 2018 to be Head Coach at Breakers Swim Club. When the opportunity arose to take on the high performance role at Tuart Hill Swim Club out of the iconic Scarborough Beach Pool, he couldn't let the opportunity pass him by.
Cam is a National Silver Level coach and is currently completing his Gold Licence through Swimming Australia and ASCTA. He also sits on the ASCTA WA Board. Cam has several State record holders, National finalists, National podium finishes as well as Master's world record holders to his name.
He prides himself on motivating his swimmers to reach their utmost potential but ensures they're having fun and are cared for in the process.
Lenny is a former Elite swimmer who has competed at both National and International level, working with some of the world's best athletes, coaches and support staff.
He has experience coaching young kids, developing swimmers and elite athletes, with a focus on creating a positive, challenging and rewarding team environment. His passion for swimming has seen him involved in the sport for over 15 years and he loves sharing his knowledge and experience of training and competing with his swimmers to help them achieve their potential.
Karen is a bronze level ASCTA coach who has 20+ years experience. She has coached all levels of swimmers from stroke development through to National qualifiers, including State qualifiers and State record holders.
Karen was a swimmer herself as a youngster back in Zimbabwe and got back into the sport when her own children swam at an Elite level. She found she had a strong passion for the sport and has enjoyed her time coaching in WA.
Karen believes one of her best qualities is getting swimmers to get the best out of themselves both in and out of the water. She has had so many high lights during her time in swimming but nothing pleases her more than seeing a swimmer finally realise their potential. It is so important to her that children enjoy the sport of swimming and if she can make it fun along the way, then she has done her job.
Madi is our Dolphins Squad Coach, also assisting with the Adult & Surf squad and State Age squad.
Madi has come from a background in swimming, having competed throughout her childhood and reaching a National level. She loves the water and hopes to encourage all kids to continue swimming and enjoy the experience just as much as she does.
Madi has completed a Diploma in Sport Development and is currently studying a degree in Exercise Sport and Rehabilitation at University. She also has previous experience in swim teaching, which she does during the holiday vacations.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Allie is an experienced sport scientist and strength and conditioning coach, with an interest in injury prevention.
Allie has an extensive knowledge of swimming, which began with a Biomechanics and Performance Analysis practicum placement with the Canadian Sport Institute in 2010. She then went on to further develop these skills at the Australian Institute of Sport, after being awarded a postgraduate scholarship to work with the Sport Science support team for Swimming Australia. This included technique analysis and race analysis, which took her to Nationals in 2013 and 2014 and the Pan Pacific Championships in 2014. During this time she completed an honours degree in Swimming Biomechanics, and spent some time in the AIS gym learning from some of the best S&C coaches in Australia.
She is passionate about helping athletes to reach their potential by using the gym to optimise strength and prevent injury. She started at Tuart Hill in April 2019, and is excited to see the growth of our swimmers with such a supportive and experienced team.
Annie has coached swimming since 2008, after teaching Swimming and Water Safety for many years. She has Coached all levels of swimmers, been heavily involved with Multiclass athletes and interested in filming to assist in the understanding of stroke mechanics and development. Her most recent position was Junior State level Coach at UWA West Coast where she produced many State qualifiers.
Attaining her Bronze level coaching license in 2013 and currently completing her final unit for the Advanced qualification, she believes you never stop learning and adding to your “Tool Box”.
Annie's coaching philosophy is developing a TEAM mentality but also promoting individuality, resilience, and independence in her swimmers that they can carry with them to all areas of their lives.
She is passionate in building a strong technical aspect into her Coaching plan that she believes is pivotal in the long-term enjoyment of their sport whether Competitive or Non Competitive.
Anthony (AJ), a nationally accredited licenced coach since 1993, has diversified his coaching skills across all types of swimming. Whether it be learn to swim, competition swimming, masters swimming , triathlons, open water, water polo, surf swimming and importantly, the casual or non-competitive swimmer, AJ has provided the passion for stroke technique and overall enjoyment of the sport to his array of swimmers.
AJ has loved giving back to the swimming community since his days of competition swimming, having represented Australia in the 1985 Pan Pacific Games, the 1986 Commonwealth Games and numerous other Australian Team tours throughout his swimming career.
After a disappointing 1988 Olympic Games Australian Selection Trails, AJ turned his attention and focus on Water Polo, a sport he continues to play with club team Triton.
Career highlights have been numerous A grade winning trophies and selection in 1989 Men’s State Team competing at the Australian Titles for a WA silver medal. The 2019/20 season rates as one to be remembered with 5 family members playing in the one Triton team.
However with some unfinished business in the pool AJ decided to have one more go at Olympic selection setting his sights on the 1992 Australian Olympic Selection titles.
Breaking back into the Australian Team for the European tour of 1992 was a swimming career highlight and an awakening as at this time AJ knew it was time to finally retire and begin to focus on life after swimming.
In 2000, AJ was presented the Australian Sports Medal to acknowledge his sporting excellence.
He believes in providing each swimmer with knowledge, skills and insight into how to swim well and how to enjoy this great sport of swimming.