• ASCTACON21 will be hosted at Sea World Resort Gold Coast 18 – 21 September 2021 29/01/2021


    It is with great excitement that we announce ASCTACON21 will be hosted at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast from 18 – 21 September.

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS & ACCOMMODATION OPENS APRIL 2021

    5 lucky early bird pass holders will win the opportunity to join a guided Tropical Reef Snorkel, during which you’ll encounter a selection of beautiful tropical fish, majestic rays and other fascinating marine life including harmless Black tip and White tip reef sharks.

    The first 150 delegates to purchase a 3 or 4 day pass will also join us for a complimentary VIP tour of Shark Bay at Sea World’s Tropical Reef Lagoon.

    Delegate accommodation through Sea World Resort will include discounted unlimited-access theme park passes during your stay… Why not bring the family and give the kids a school holiday experience to remember?

    To ensure we are a COVID compliant event, convention passes will be strictly limited to 300 people per day.

    Pre-register your interest now by emailing [email protected] as this is an event you ‘dolphinately’ don’t want to miss!

  • Save the date for ASCTACON21 28/01/2021

    ASCTACON is back and this year we are returning to the Gold Coast. Experience course workshops, professional development sessions, plenary speakers and masterclasses. Come along for a Swim Australia Swim School tour. Benefit from networking opportunities and activities.

    Help us celebrate ASCTA’s 50th birthday

    2021 marks 50 years since ASCTA was formed, come celebrate with us and also be part of the Golden Anniversary Awards Ceremony.

    Connect | Cultivate | Celebrate

    18th September – 21st September 2021

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  • ASCTA President Tony Shaw Elected to Board of Swimming Australia 23/10/2020

    ASCTA and Swim Australia congratulates ASCTA president Tony Shaw, who has successfully been
    appointed to the Swimming Australia Board for the next three-year period. Shaw’s election to the
    Board was confirmed at the Swimming Australia AGM last night.

    As a long-term member with ASCTA for 46 years, and as a current member of the World Swimming
    Coaches Association board, Shaw brings a very accomplished and decorated history to the governance
    of Swimming in Australia.

    Shaw first paved his foundation and passion for coaching in 1974 plying his trade at the famous North
    Sydney pool on Sydney Harbour at Milsons Point, New South Wales.

    This became the beginning of his continued excellence in coaching that eventually earned him a place
    on the Australian Swimming Team as a team coach for the World Short Course Championships; first
    in in Majorca in 1993 in Spain, and again in Manchester in 2008.

    Shaw has also excelled domestically in being awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and an
    Outstanding Contribution to Coaching in Australia award in 2001.

    He became the 2006-2007 NSW Coach of the Year and was recently the recipient of an Outstanding
    Service Award from Swimming NSW in 2020.

    Shaw was the owner of Tony Shaw’s Swim School in Toongabbie for more than 30 years and is now an
    active partner at the Holsworthy Swim School.

    “The journey I’ve had with ASCTA has been very rewarding. I’m passionate about the sport, I’m
    passionate about coaching, and I’m passionate about seeing young coaches, teachers and swim
    schools developing and thriving. I’m honoured and excited to be elected to the Swimming Australia
    Board and will do everything I can to ensure the ongoing success of the sport,” Shaw said.

    ASCTA Vice President, Lynn Elliott, congratulated and thanked Shaw for the enormous amount of work
    he has done for ASCTA.

    “Tony has been instrumental in establishing ASCTA as a more professional organisation and it has been
    a pleasure working alongside him for so many years,” said Elliott.

    ASCTA and Swim Australia also acknowledge and congratulate Michael Cox (President of Swimming
    Queensland), and Greg Hartung (former Chair of Australia Sports Commission and Australian
    Paralympic Committee) who were both elected onto the Swimming Australia Board.

    ASCTA and Swim Australia recognise the outstanding contribution and service of John Bertrand AO,
    Nicole Livingstone OAM, and Graeme Johnson all of whom are farewelled from the Board and thanked
    them for their service and their lasting impact on the swimming community.

    Lynn Elliott has been appointed by the ASCTA Board as Interim President until the Board can meet and
    discuss the replacement of Tony Shaw as President. The ASCTA Board will also discuss filling the casual
    vacancy on the Board at its November meeting following Shaw’s resignation.