our coaches

Ballarat Swimming Club enjoys a committed and highly qualified coaching team

Jan Victor

Head Coach
2021 – present

Silver- Advanced Level Coach. Holds full ASCTA bronze accreditation , and holds a Diploma in Sports Management

Jan joined the Club from the Albany Swimming Club in WA where he was Head Coach. Prior to this position, Jan was Head Development Coach at Henley and Grange Swimming Club in South Australia for more than 10 years.

Jan has an impressive 20 years of swimming coaching experience, and is a compassionate, caring, yet and incredibly disciplined Head Coach who will lead the Clubs swimmers in achieving their goals and flourishing as swimmers. One of Jan’s goals is to reach, with swimmers, “those moments when you look into a swimmer’s eyes and see them grasping a concept and starting to believe in themselves… “

Jan’s vision is to work with the members and broader community “to grow the Club to the point of being the envy of other clubs, where excellence is a by-product of fun based on results – and hard work, because it is fun”.
Jan invites all swimmers to get in touch with the Club, and come along and try the wonderful sport of swimming with us.

Grace Edwards

Assistant Coach
2019 – present

Currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing at ACU Ballarat

Grace has been involved in swimming her entire life taking on various roles previously at Lara Swimming Club. Competed at a country and state level for 13 years.

Grace enjoys coaching swimmers at all ages and abilities, utilising her knowledge and skills of the sport to help other swimmers develop.
Grace assists our junior swimmer program.

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.


Ballarat Swimming Club congratulates our 2020 club leaders who have demonstrated they understand what it means to ‘be your best’, and thank them for leading our swimmers this year.

Keylah Walker

Age 16

Keylah has been a member of BSC for 4 years -last season winning the Lisa Gough Trophy for Club Spirit – a very fitting award for such a happy, bubbly and positive member of our club.
As well as a talented swimmer, Keylah is also an exceptional rower demonstrating a great commitment to both sports.


Darcy Williams

Age 16

Darcy is one of our outstanding athletes – an elite junior triathlete competing on the national circuit, exceptional distance runner, recently select for the Athletics Victoria Talent Program as well as a great pool and open water swimmer. Darcy is an excellent example for all our members that aspirations can extend beyond just pool swimming.


Alyssia jenkins

Age 17

Alyssia joined BSC 7 months ago, but even as a new swimmer has brought such a positive and motivational energy to our club. Alyssia achieved some exceptional results in Open Water events over the summer, including taking out the Shipwreck Series in the Open category.


Zachary Meakin

Age 16

Over the past 12 months Zac has become such an integral part of the BSC community – his new found passion for competitive swimming has been inspiring, and his volunteer hours on pool deck as a coaching assistant have seen him go from strength to strength in his leadership and coaching abilities.