SWIMCON is Australia’s premiere Swim Industry Conference this year combining with the International Federation of Swim Teachers’ Associations (IFSTA) international conference. We look forward to providing an opportunity for our swim community to reconnect with each other; cultivate their coaching and teaching skills through professional development sessions; and to celebrate the achievements of our peers within the industry at the Awards Dinner.
SWIMCON23 SUPERNOVA by SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia delivers a diverse mix of inspirational keynote speakers, engaging masterclasses, coaching stream, teaching stream, swim school stream, swim course practical workshops and additional activities, such as the SWIM Schools Australia Swim School Tour. Enjoy a range of networking and social activities throughout the conference.
SWIMCON23 SUPERNOVA returns to the Gold Coast from Saturday 16 September – Wednesday 20 September.
Duncan Armstrong OAMOlympic Gold Medalist and Media Personality
Join us as we welcome one of our Olympic legends, Gold Medallist Duncan Armstrong.
Duncan became a household name when he claimed one of only three Olympic Gold medals Australia won at the Seoul Games in 1988, alongside hurdler Debbie Flintoff-King and the Australian Hockeyroos.
Duncan broke the 200 freestyle World Record to win Australia's 100th medal in Olympic competition. Coached and mentored by the charismatic and unstoppable Laurie Lawrence, Duncan's career in the pool spanned 10 years in the Green and Gold.
Since retiring from competitive swimming, Duncan has received a host of national honours out of the pool including an Order of Australia Medal and the Young Australian of the Year.
Nowadays Duncan divides his time between raising his five kids with his wife Rebecca, an executive coaching and motivation consultancy, and numerous charitable commitments across the country.
A truly inspirational Australian, with a truly inspirational story.
Kim MorrisonBest Selling Author and Motivational Speaker
Kim Morrison is a 5 times best-selling, award-winning author, founder of Twenty8 Essentials, an aromatherapist, health and lifestyle educator, mentor, Master NLP Practitioner and Time Line therapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist and a multi-tasking wife and mum. With two aspiring athletic children, one a ballerina and the other a rugby player, Kim is married to former NZ Cricketer Danny Morrison who, as a family, moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2006.
With athletic goals herself, she played netball well into her 40’s and proudly represented Auckland from 1983-1986. Kim took up the crazy sport of ultra marathon running in her early 20’s and set a world record as the youngest female to run 100miles in less than 24 hours. She went on to represent Australia at the world indoor 24 hour championships in the UK where she set 8 Australian records in 1990.
Dr Justin CoulsonCo-host Channel Nine's Parental Guidance and Founder of Happy Families
Dr Justin Coulson is the co-host and parenting expert on Channel Nine’s Parental Guidance, the founder of happyfamilies.com.au, and one of Australia’s most trusted parenting experts.
Over the past decade he has helped innumerable families with his 6 books about raising children, his hundreds of media appearances (including all of Australia’s major news outlets, and even the Washington Post and the New York Times), and two viral videos that have been viewed a combined 80 million times!
Justin earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Wollongong. He and his wife Kylie have been married since the late 1990s and are the parents of 6 daughters.
SWIMCON23 Starts in:
The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive
14 University Drive