Coaches

Kings Swim Club Coaches are knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate and fun. They care about their swimmers and delight in watching each swimmer develop and succeed in their own way, in their own time. They are experienced, highly skilled and able to help Squad Members set goals and achieve the results they are striving for. Our Coaches have high standards and expect the same in return.

Continuously developing their coaching skills and exploring the latest coaching methodologies, our Coaches are creative and innovative – enabling all Squad Members to become confident, independent and successful individuals in and out of the pool.

Our Coaches work closely across the training venues at Frankston and Narre Warren to ensure consistency in approach and a cohesive coaching team for the benefit of Squad Members.

DERREN (DEZ) GARDINER

Dez was appointed Head Coach of Kings Swim Club in July 2018.

Dez is a Advanced Coach (Silver) and comes to us from Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club where he helped coach sessions for both A (National) and B (State) squads over the past two years, assisting them at both the State Age Championships as well as the National Age Championships. While at Tigersharks Dez also worked closely with the Junior squads, in particular those straight out of learn to swim to prepare them with the skills needed to train effectively in a squad environment. Dez was also involved on the Committee as a Recruitment and Marketing Officer.

With over 20 years experience in the swimming industry, Dez has been involved as a gym instructor, swim school co-ordinator, learn to swim instructor as well as being involved as President and Treasurer of O’Doherty’s Swimming Team where his son was a squad member.

Dez can be contacted on 0419 013 606 or at headcoach@kingsswimclub.com.au

 

 

ANGUS (GUS) ROBB

Gus joined the Frankston coaching team at Kings Swim Club in early 2017 and has had a passion for swimming his whole life.

Starting by learning the basics at Pelican Park and working his way up to Squad when 14 years old, Gus swam with the Peninsula Pelicans club for about 5 years competing at states and national championships during this time.

Gus ca be contacted at gus@kingsswimclub.com.au

 

 

 

 

CAELAN BENSON

Caelen joined the Kings Swim Club coaching team in July 2018. Caelen previously coached KPS and Learn To Swim under Fiona’s guidance at Kingswim Langwarrin.

Caelen is a keen triathlete and when he is not at Uni or Kingswim he can be found riding to and from Casey Race where he swims countless laps or running around his local oval.

Caelan can be contacted at caelan@kingsswimclub.com.au

 

 

 

 

MIRANDA RYAN

Miranda developed a passion for swimming from a young age, being one of the very first swimmers to start in the Learn to Swim program at Narre Warren when the center opened. Advancing through the K Levels to be a graduate swimmer, Miranda then continued on to swim with the Kings Swim Club for five years, where on numerous occasions she swam at state level events, always being determined to improve her technique.

Miranda is passionate about working with young people on things they love to do. She understands and appreciates the benefits of swimming and the many advances and rewards you can get from the sport.

Never leaving Kings, she teaches in the Learn to Swim program and joined the Kings Swim Club coaching team in 2017.

Contact Miranda at m.ryan@kingswim.com.au

 

 

JAKE DIBBIN

Jake has always enjoyed being around water from a young age. Following graduating from the Learn to Swim program at Narre Warren in 2009, Jake went on to swim with the Kings Swim Club for almost 6 years, developing a real passion for the sport. A highlight of swim club for Jake was working alongside his coaches to better his times and technique; and Jake hopes he is able to bring this same opportunity to those that he coaches

Jake is currently studying a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science at Deakin University, following his passion for sport and improving athlete performance. Aside from swimming, Jake enjoys a wide range of sports, especially basketball.

Contact Jake at jake@kingsswimclub.com.au