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Brian holds a Silver level coaching licence and has a philosophy that supports competitive swimmers of all ability to achieve their goals. He has extensive coaching experience and has worked with past Australian champions and National coaches. He is currently part of the coaching team for Swimming Victoria’s Development and Talent ID squads.

Brian’s Values for squad swimmers:
•    Develop confidence, perseverance, motivation to achieve their best
•    Develop discipline, initiative and independence
•    Understand and value themselves and respect those around them
•    Be aware of their actions and the impact they have
•    Accept responsibility for their development as athletes and people
•    Implement strategies to overcome challenges and disappointments
•    Become responsible members of the community


Brian has achieved the following while at DVE:

•    2009 - Shire of Nillumbik coach of the year award.

•    2011 - Australian swim team coach 2011 Para Pan Pacific  Championships Edmonton Canada. 
•    ASCTA award Placing a swimmer on Australian Team being Nicole Latham 
•    2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships Edmonton Canada. 
•    Victorian State Teams Coach and or Swimmer’s on team. 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017- 2018 and    2019.
•    2018 - 2019 ASCTA VIC Coaching Achievement award. Placing a swimmer on an Australian Team   being Tara Kinder.
•    2018 Junior Pan Pacs Suva Fiji.
•    2019 Fina World Junior Championships Budapest Hungary 
•    2019-Australian swim team coach 2019 Fina World Junior  Championships Budapest Hungary.
•    2019- Coach recognition award for contributing to the career of Australian Dolphin Swim Team representative being Matthew Temple.

•    2019 Fina World Swimming Championships Gwangju South Korea.

Swimming Coaches

Adele first joined DVE as a parent of two swimmers in 2013 but then in September 2014 acquired her Bronze coaching licence. Adele is a committed and passionate member of the coaching team, coaching a senior squad and assists Brian with support to our junior program.

My goal is to motivate and encourage our swimmers to strive to be the best that they can be.

For me swimming has been so much more than just a sport, it is part of my life. It has taught me to be resilient and to persevere. I have been involved in swimming for over forty years as a competitor and coach. I have competed at the highest level in Australia and the United States. I have had great experiences and gone through difficult times throughout my swimming career and I hope to use this in my coaching. I still train four to five times a week and compete in open water events and Surf Lifesaving.


  • Previously was a bronze level coach at Eltham Swimming Club for 6 years.

  • Australian Junior Surf champion.

  • Point Leo SLSC Hall of Fame.

  • Medalled at State Championships numerous times, breaking many State and National records.

  • Medalled 14 times at Australian Championships. Was second fastest 1500m free swimmer in Australia to the world record holder. Third fastest 400m Free and fourth fastest 200m fly. Ranked top ten in world – 400m & 1500m Free

  • Went to University in the U.S on a full athletic scholarship. I was four times National Collegiate Champion and twelve time All American (top ten in US universities). I still hold the 1500m Free record for my university.

  • World Record 200 Fly as a Masters swimmer.

Brooke is coach of the Development Squad and part coach of the Progressive Squad. Brooke started swimming in 2012 for Myrtleford Swimming Club, before moving to Wangaratta Swimming Club. She has swum at the Victorian Country Championships from 2012 until 2018. Brooke also qualified for her first Victorian State Age Championships in 2014.


Brooke moved to DVE in 2018 and qualified for her first Age Nationals in 2019. Brooke has big hopes for both herself and all the swimmers at DVE. She works hard to guide all her swimmers to develop and become better swimmers, athletes, and people. Brooke is currently studying at Victoria University, and is completing a double degree in Sport Science (Human Movement) and Psychology, to work hand in hand with swim teaching, coaching and her own swimming. Brooke also acquired her Coach of Competitive Strokes in December 2021 to add to her Swim Teacher qualifications.

Angelina has a Teacher of Competitive Swimming and is also a DVE Swimming Parent.  Angelina is a supportive member of the DVE Coaching team and fills in when required. Angelina likes to see young swimmers enjoy the benefits of being active in water and to help them improve their swimming skills. Angelina is a former competitive swimmer and competed to State and National level during her high school and university years. Away from the pool Angelina works professionally as a Product Manager for Origin Energy. She is also a busy mum of two active children.

Bob is in his 40th year as a member of DVE Aquatic/Diamond Valley Swimming Club and has been coaching junior and pre-squad swimmers for over 30 years. Bob focuses on stroke correction and improvement at his session at Van Dyk’s pool in Greensborough. He particularly enjoys encouraging junior swimmers to develop their swimming techniques in preparation to progress to a squad program. Bob is also a level 2 State Swimming Referee and for over 10 years was the Chief Referee for Swimming Victoria Metro North district.

Michael is a passionate and dedicated secondary school teacher whose love for teaching and water sports has made him a valuable member of the Melbourne swimming community.

Since 2007, Michael has been a certified Swimming Teacher and Coach, sharing his expertise with people of all ages, from tiny tots to adults. His commitment to nurturing swimming skills has touched the lives of countless individuals and made significant contributions to the competitive swimming scene. As a coach, he has guided age group swimmers to the prestigious State Championship finals, where they have proudly claimed medals for their remarkable performances.

Michael's academic journey reflects his versatility and thirst for knowledge. He holds degrees in Legal Studies, Psychology, and Education, showcasing his intellectual curiosity and commitment to continuous learning. With his warm and encouraging approach to education and swimming, Michael makes a lasting impact and contribution to the development of our DVE swimmers.

Abbas' passion for swimming and water polo started early in life when he competed in national championships (IRN) as a teenager. This inspiring experience ignited a desire to pass on his expertise to the younger generation, leading him to become a dedicated swimming coach.

Before settling in Victoria, Abbas served as the esteemed Head Coach at State Swim in SA, where his guidance and coaching skills were highly valued. Additionally, Abbas contributed his expertise to the Adelaide Triathlon Club as a swim coach for over 9 years. As a coach, he had the privilege of standing alongside numerous swimmers on their journey towards maximizing their potential and achieving their dreams.

Beyond the pool, Abbas leads an active life by enjoying various outdoor activities such as climbing, high rope adventures, and bushwalking.

With his impressive background in competitive swimming, coaching experience, and zest for outdoor pursuits, Abbas is a true inspiration to the DVE swimming community.

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