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DTSC Head Coach - Yuriy Burunov

Yuriy Burunov is a former competitive swimmer who has achieved State, National and International ranking. He has represented Australia at the 2009 Maccabiah Games.

Yuriy began teaching swimming in 2009 and soon became a junior coach at Nunawading Swimming Club. During his time at NSC, Yuriy managed the Yarra Valley Grammar swimming program, as well as coaching the school’s swim team. Whilst at Nunawading, Yuriy was coached by and worked alongside many great coaches, including Nick Valiades, Dean Bryant, Amanda Isaac, Rohan Taylor and Gary Barclay.

As his next challenge Yuriy took on an assistant coach position at Loreto Aquatic. During his four years in this role he was mentored by Australia’s best – Leigh Nugent. In his time there, he has developed swimmers from junior level through to state level swimmers, state finalists and medallists to national level swimmers.

After his success at Loreto Aquatic, Yuriy has decided to take on the role of Head Coach at Doncaster Templestowe Swimming Club and Aquarena. He looks forward to working closely with the swimmers, coaches and Aquarena team to help DTSC achieve its full potential.

Yuriy is a Bronze Level coach.


Coach - Alexander (Lex) Sendikas

Lex is a former competitive swimmer who has represented DTSC at State level for nine years and La Trobe University at the 2015 Australian University Games. During this time he made lifelong friends with current coaches, Timothy Yong and Christos Pashias.

Lex began swimming teaching mid Year 12 studies in 2014 and began squad coaching in 2015. Since this time, Lex has gained experience and knowledge of a variety of coaching methods and concepts through working with Nic Campbell and Peter Carswell, previous DTSC Coaches.

Currently Lex coordinates the Development Squad with Head Coach Yuriy Burunov and leads the Junior squad alongside Tim and Christos. Lex has recently been rewarded with his first state qualifying swimmer and is determined to build this number in the very near future.