Director of Coaching & National Coach
Tim Mulvihill is a Silver License/Level 5 ASCA coach who relocated in June 2016 from Boston (USA) to take up the position of Head Coach of the Bayside Swimming Club. He is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the squad coaching and training program at Bayside Aquatics. Tim is also the primary coach of the Bayside Swimming Club High Performance Squad.
Originally from Brisbane, Tim has spent six out of the last nine years as the Director of Competitive Swimming at the South Shore YMCA just south of Boston. In between his coaching role in the USA, Tim helped form the Logan Vikings Swimming Club (QLD) in 2009 as well as the Brisbane Grammar Swimming Club (QLD) in 2005 and Marist College Ashgrove Swimming Club (QLD) in 1999.
In all of his coaching roles, Tim has developed swimmers to the State, National and International levels. Amongst his proudest coaching moments has been the development of national champions, multiple age group record holders and he has consistently produced swimmers in the top national age group rankings in both Australia and the United States. His most satisfying team achievement was winning the New England YMCA Championship in March of 2016 for the first time in the fifty year history of the South Shore YMCA Strypers swim team.
Tim's passionate coaching philosophy centers on the relentlessly pursue excellence. As a former history teacher, Tim fully embraces the concept of the student-athlete and has strong experience in helping swimmers further their swimming journey in the NCAA college swimming system. In his time with Bayside, Tim has been instrumental in emphasizing a curriculum and coaching hierarchy based:
1. Team Culture
2. Mental Skill Development
3. Technique/Skill Development
4. Physiology Development
Tim has been recently appointed as a coach on the Swimming Victoria's Performance Pathway Progam. He is a 2017 recepient of the Age Group Coaching Achievment Award presented by Swimming Victoria for the club's results at the 2017 Age National Championships. Tim has also been appointed to Swimming Victoria's Competition & Pathways Committee and was voted to the board of the Victorian chapter of the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association. Most recently, Tim gratiously accepted the position of Victorian Womens Head Coach for the 2018 State Teams Competition.
Tim loves coaching Bayside Swimming Club and living in Melbourne with his wife Carly, son Andrew and daughter Evelyn.