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 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.