Sandro (Alex) Vasta - Head Coach
Alex is an experienced, highly qualified Silver (Advanced) license swim coach, with a demonstrated track record of coaching numerous athletes to Australian Age and Open National Championship Titles. Over the past 12 years Alex has been an integral part of the Laverton Swimming Club program success, providing a balanced training program, and looking for innovative ways to create growth and improvement.
Alex has been the recipient of several ASCTA awards including Swimming Victorian age group coaching achievement at Australian Age Championships 2013, a special achievement placing a swimmer on an Australian team 2015, a special recognition for placing swimmers on the Victorian State team 2016 and most recent Victorian Open Water coach of the year 2017-2018.
Madisan Kelly – Assistant Coach
Madisan is a bronze level coach joining the Laverton program in 2018 after having worked as a Coach and swim school teacher. As a former competitive swimmer Madisan has a passion for the sport, finding the transition to coaching an obvious choice.
Madisan thoroughly enjoys coaching various age groups and abilities, integrating enjoyment, teamwork and the fundamentals of good stroke technique.
Having completed a Diploma in Sports Development and currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Madisan is excited in taking the next step in to her coaching career and feels strong about sharing her knowledge and developing the new generation of swimmers.
Eden Hall - Assistant Coach
Eden is a Bronze level coach bringing a great amount of varied experience to the role of coaching. Prior to joining the Laverton coaching team in 2017, Eden spent 5 years coaching at Shawn’s swim school as part of her professional development, coaching across all age groups and abilities.
Eden has a calm and methodical approach to teaching and coaching and brings an inclusive and adaptable mindset to developing young athletes and understands the value of integrating enjoyment and teamwork into training, with an emphasis on building the fundamentals of good competitive stroke technique.
Eden is a registered nurse and currently completing her Master of Nursing Practice at Deakin University.
Bianca Mathews - Development Coach
Bianca is Nationally accredited Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Strokes and is currently working towards Development Coach Accreditation (formally bronze license). A current National level swimmer, Bianca has a good understanding of stroke development, has a calm and methodical approach to teaching and coaching bringing an inclusive and adaptable mindset to developing young athletes.
Bianca provide an encouraging environment where swimmers feel confident to challenge themselves to take their swimming to the next level.
Anastasia Georgiev - Development Coach
Anastasia joins the Laverton coaching Team with a good understanding of stroke development and the fundamentals of good competitive stroke technique. A current State Performance level swimmer, Anastasia`s coaching philosophy focuses on building correct swimming technique in a encouraging environment, while still including fun in all training sessions. Anastasia has completed the Nationally accredited Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Strokes and is currently working towards Development Coach Accreditation (formally bronze license).
President: Parveen Kadian
Vice President: Gordana Georgiev
Secretary: Caroline Vasta
Treasurer: Jayesh Rupaparra
Coach: Alex Vasta
Registrar: Shasta Mendez
Grants: Simone Mathews
Uniform: Gordana Georgiev
Member Protection/Grievance Officer: Simone Mathews
All general correspondence should be directed to the club secretary
Memberships and competitions questions should be directed to the club registrar
All Squad Program questions should be directed to the head coach
All Grievances and Child Safety concerns should be addressed to the MPO marked “Private and Confidential”