our coaches

Ballarat Swimming Club enjoys a committed and highly qualified coaching team

Kirsten Lowe Jabornik

Senior Coach
2019 – present

(Silver) Advanced Level Coach
Sport Scientist (PhD)

Kirsten is a highly experienced coach with complimentary professional qualifications in Exercise Physiology, Sports Science and strength and conditioning. Kirsten has nearly completed her PhD which is investigating the effects of training load on shoulders injuries in swimmers. With her sound knowledge base Kirsten is both passionate and well equipped to support swimmers at all stages of development.

Kirsten, herself, is an accomplished swimmer, having competed at National Championship level in the 2000’s. Kirsten still trains regularly, jumping in the pool at the end of her coaching session.

Kirsten is uniquely placed to understand the challenges and sacrifices swimmers make to achieve their goals, and is well placed to support our swimmers in being the best they can be as swimmers and as balanced happy young people.

Angie Armellini

Assistant Coach
2019 – present

(Silver) Advanced Level Coach
Final year Medical Student

Angie who joined the BSC coaching staff this year, is also a member of the coaching team at the highly regarded Melbourne Vicentre.   Angie is a national swimmer from Italy and also competed at National Championship level in Australia.

Angie rapidly endeared herself to our swimmers with her infectious energy while providing invaluable improvements in stroke technique to our Development Squad.

Jason Pritchard

Assistant Coach
2019 – present

Teacher of Competitive Strokes
Exercise and Sport Science Student

Jason, more commonly known as Pritch, swam competitively for over 11 years with the Warrnambool Swimming Club. Jason went to Nationals 3 times with 3 different strokes.

Jason’s manner is youthful and engaging.  The kids love his sessions which often include an interesting twist.  Jason’s sense of fun is seen at swim meets where Jason has been known to sport the BSC tutu to encourage his swimmers to swim faster.

An interesting fact about Jason’s swimming is that he came 4th 23 times and went to Nationals, before he achieved his first individual championship medal.

CLUB LEADERS

Ballarat Swimming Club congratulates our 2019 club leaders who have demonstrated they understand what it means to ‘be your best’, and thank them for leading our swimmers this year.

Danni Kirk

Age 15

Danni has been a BSC member since 2016, a student at Loreto College her favourite stroke is 200m freestyle. 

School
Loreto College

Personal Goal for 2019
To make countries times

Proudest Swimming Achievement
Becoming a club leader

JONAS PAAR

Age 15

Jonas has been a BSC member since 2013, his favourite event is 200m breaststroke.

School
Ballarat Grammar

Personal Goal for 2019
To make a 2020 National Final in Breaststroke

Proudest Swimming Achievement
Qualifying and representing BSC at the 2019 Nationals

Elizabeth Whitten

Age 17

Elizabeth has been a BSC member since 2011, her favourite event is 100m breaststroke.

School
Phoenix Community College

Personal Goal for 2019
To consistently attend training and achieve PB’s while studying Year 12

Proudest Swimming Achievement
Representing the Club at Short Course Countries

Riley Caldow

Age 16

Riley has been a BSC member since 210, and his favourite stroke is 100m breaststroke.

School
Phoenix Community College

Personal Goal for 2019
To have fun doing what I love whilst continuing to achieve my personal best.

Proudest Swimming Achievement
Qualifying and competing at State Championships.