This month is SIOBHAN. Siobhan is the Club’s Squad Manager and a Development Coach. Her main role is looking after day-to-day operations of the Club and making sure everything is going ‘swimmingly’. As a Mum of a Youth Squad swimmer and Junior swimmer, you may have seen Siobhan on pool deck supervising and meeting with swimmers and parents or standing in to cover Coaches on leave.
Day job: UWSC Squad Manager
How long have you been working at UWA West Coast: I started working with UWA West Coast in January 2017, when UWA Sport were running the Club squad program. My first roles at the Club were as a Junior White and Green Coach.
Were you/are you a swimmer yourself? If yes, what was your favourite event or stroke?: I’ve always swum, and still do, but not competitively. My favourite stroke is freestyle.
Best part about working at the Club: I love to hear stories of our swimmers experiencing success in swimming, at swim meets, school carnivals, surf club and open water.
Worst thing about working at the Club: It’s not the worst thing, but probably one of the most challenging parts of my job (the last two years) has been to keep our training program running with COVID/ venue restrictions in place.
Fun fact most people in the Club don’t know about me: I’ve experienced first hand the highs and lows of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Best thing to do outside of swimming: Going to the beach.