Head Swim Coach
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.
State Swim Coach
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
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.
Development Swim Coach
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
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.