Vesna has coached artistic swimming for over ten years. She coached at her local club in Serbia and went on to become head coach of the Serbian national team. Since moving her family to New Zealand in 2018, she has been a swimming instructor at Baywave. Vesna has been a nationals artistic swimming judge since 2018 and was coach of the 2019 NZ Pikopiko squad (15 & under) that competed in Malaysia.
Vesna is excited to be back coaching the sport she feels so passionate about.
Sarsha Sowerby has a long history with the club. She qualified for the Aquaferns in 2008 when she was 15 and has competed at numerous competitions overseas including the 2015 World Championships.
Marie-Lou brings extensive experience as both competitor and coach from one of the strongest nations in the world of artistic swimming – Canada. She was a member of the Canadian national team (junior and senior) for over 12 years, six of those as team captain. She has competed at three World Championships and was part of the gold-medal winning team at the 2016 Pan American Games.
Marie-Lou is also the head coach of the 2020 NZ Pikopiko Squad (15 & under).
Janelle Ball comes from Montreal and was part of the Canadian national team for over seven years. She has a long list of international competitions under her belt including the Spain Open, Japan Open, Olympic Qualification Tournament and FINA World Championships.
Janelle started artistic swimming when she was only 6 years old, and loves the creative side of the sport.
Eden is one of the club's senior swimmers, having started artistic swimming when she was 11. She has swum all versions - solo, duet, team and combo. She is a New Zealand representative, having been a part of the New Zealand Performance Team since 2017.
Eva is a NZ artistic swimming superstar – she has competed at many international competitions including the Junior World Champs and World Champs, and was the captain of the NZ Aquaferns.
Suzanne comes from Brazil where she was a representative artistic swimmer, coached by one of South America's leading coaches. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated member of our coaching team. She has previously coached at a national level - as assistant coach of the NZ Aquaferns Team for the 2015 World Champs, and head coach of the NZ Development Team in 2017.
Vacancy - Artistic Swimming Coach
Our rapidly developing developing artistic swimming club, based in Tauranga, is searching for an experienced artistic swimming coach to help us grow further and faster.
The role involves up to 20 hours coaching a week - generally on weekday evenings and Saturdays.
The successful applicant will ideally have:
- artistic swimming experience at a top level
- artistic swimming coaching experience - both with junior and senior swimmers
- excellent communication skills
- proven experience at relationship building with swimmers, parents and other coaches.
The role will be supported by other club coaches, and a motivated, professional committee. Remuneration will reflect the skills of the successful candidate.
This could suit someone who wants to gain practical experience as a coach at a junior level, or is retired from coaching and has a passion for helping in the community. Hours required would depend on the applicant's skills, attributes and the time they can offer. The club may be able to offer assistance towards transport costs. References and a police check will be required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.