Welcome to ‘Levelling the Deck’, a dedicated resource aiming to help coaches, teachers, clubs and swim schools create a swimming community which fosters belonging for all and particularly supports women to achieve their career ambitions. We are here to contemplate and discuss gender equality, provide support and resources for the whole community, and to celebrate progress!

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Our Levelling the Deck vid, presented at the recent ASCTACON! Thanks for watching!

ASCTACon Presentation


Understanding Gender Inequality – The Problem & The Opportunity: Gender inequality is a complex matter. Understanding the root issues can help us build strategies for meeting our moral obligations and realising the personal, business and societal benefits that can be gained- by everyone. Check out these resources that consider the matter in global, Australian sport and sport coaching contexts.


Complete our market survey to tell us how we can affect real and positive change through gender equality efforts, for the whole community! 


Women & Leadership Australia – Scholarships

Apply for a partial scholarship of $1000 – $5000 to enrol in these leadership courses targeting early career managers, mid-level managers and senior and executive leaders. Applications close Wednesday 15th December 2021 unless allocated prior.

Cadbury Get in the Game Grants

the $150k grants program is open for eight weeks and invites all grassroots girls’ sporting clubs and associations in Australia, to register for their opportunity to win a CADBURY Get in the Game Grant. Grant winners will receive up to $5k worth of funds to support the purchase and design of new female-friendly sporting attire, to navigate uniform barriers and ensure ongoing participation. Registrations will close on Friday the 10th of December 2021.

ACT – Women’s Sport and Recreation Participation & Leadership Program

Provides funding to eligible individuals, clubs and organisations in the ACT to support participation, education and training activities that enhance the availability of participation opportunities for women and girls in the ACT and the abilities for females to take on leadership roles in the sector. Applications close 6th of December 2021.