Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Ryan McRoberts

Head Swim Coach

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Ryan McRoberts is a Silver Licence qualified coach and the Head Coach/ National Coach for Loreto Aquatic. Ryan began coaching Loreto in June 2017 and his responsibilities include the overall direction of the coaching team, athlete development and building a passionate and committed swimming culture.

Ryan began his coaching career at Greater Toledo Aquatic Club (2007-2009) in the United States, before moving back to Australia.  From 2011-2016, Ryan was the National Development coach at MLC Aquatic, before undertaking the Head Coaching role at St Hilda’s swim club in Western Australia.  In addition to his 10 years of coaching experience, Ryan has tertiary education in Biomechanics, Clinical Physiology, Health Science as well as a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Having coached multiple athletes to National and State Medals in the United States and Australia, Ryan is committed to creating passionate swimmers through education, physical and mental development, and skill.

Julie Jansz

State Swim Coach

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Julie has been a swimming coach for over fifteen years and is an accredited Silver Licence Coach.  She also holds accreditation to coach Swimmers With Disability (SWD), and Open Water Swimming.  Julie began her career as a Learn to Swim instructor before working her way through the ranks, coaching all levels from Novice through to Victorian State and National Age with a number of swimmers winning medals at both Championships meets.

In 2012 Julie was recruited as a coach into a High Performance Swim program at a Top 5 Victorian Club, this was a merited opportunity and the switch also gave Julie opportunity to be involved with the National Open Squad working closely with Elite Athletes including Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives. Julie was given a recognition award in 2016 by placing a swimmer on a State Team, and has been invited by Swimming Victoria on numerous occasions to assist coaching at Talent ID camps. 

Lauren McLaverty

Development Swim Coach

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Lauren has been in the aquatic industry for most of her life, as a competitive swimmer, learn to swim teacher, swim school manager, junior coach and head coach. She has a passion for coaching junior swimmers with a high focus on developing correct technique and skills.

As a Silver Licence coach, Lauren has successfully coached swimmers to Australian Age, State Age and Open Championships. She was selected as an Australian Team Coach for the 2015 INAS Global Games in Ecuador (Swimmers with an intellectual disability). Lauren was also awarded the 2004 Victorian Aquatic Industry, AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award.

Lauren still loves to do a few laps in the pool, plays water polo, enjoys walking, reading and being with family.

Leigh Nugent

Technical Director

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