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.