Lineup

Lisa McInnes-Smith

Sunday – Keynote session

Lisa’s journey to understand high achievement immersed her in Sports Psychology and Human Performance. She studied the psychology of achievement, determined to take it to people in all walks of life.
After thirty years working in corporations, SME’s and other business organisations, Lisa knows what it takes for people to change – to change direction, change attitude, change behaviour and change outcomes.

Lisa is passionate about raising personal leadership performance and building teams that shape the future.
Along her incredible journey, Lisa has presented to more than 2½ million adults across thirty countries, inspired one million young Aussies, authored seven best-selling books and is the first Aussie to be inducted into the international Speaker Hall of Fame. Little known to many is that Lisa was also an accredited swim instructor early in her career!
You will love her inspiring and provocative style as she strives to bring out our best.

Ashley Callus

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Leigh Nugent

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Darren Holder

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Vince Raleigh

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Feeda Ada

Sunday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Entertainment One

Sunday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Cheryl McLennan

Sunday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Laurie Lawrence

Sunday – Learn to Swim Streams

Tracey Schultz

Sunday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Leanne Walker

Sunday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Peter Dalle Cort and Jessie Jones

Sunday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Peter Dalle Cort was born into the learn to swim industry in 1980, he grew up in swim schools and later helped with the management and establishment of centres throughout south east Queensland.
Jessie Jones established her first swim school, Swim Skills with Peter in Cairns in 2008. Together they developed Welcome to water a platform for swim schools to help educate and target the 0 – 12 month age group. Both Jessie and Peter are passionate about providing free educational resources to parents and linking them with like minded force free swim schools. They both believe in a force free, child-led approach to teaching babies and children to swim and want to pass this knowledge and passion onto teachers and swim school owners around the world.

Rhiannon Kocmar

Sunday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Kirsten Norden

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Louise Burke

Sunday – Coaching Stream

Gary Barclay

Sunday – Coaching Stream
Monday – Coaching Stream

Peta Searle

Monday – Keynote session

Ms Peta Searle (OAM) is an agent of change within the sporting community. When it comes to achieving gender equality, both on and off the field, Peta is recognised as a strong role model challenging and transforming perceptions of women and leaders in sport. Throughout her career, Peta has challenged the notion that male sports require male coaches and leaders by becoming the first female to coach in the AFL at St. Kilda Football Club. Peta developed and coached the St. Kilda AFLW team into as successful entry in the AFLW.

Peta Searle was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017 as she has bridged community and elite sports and continues to champion girls and women at all levels of the game . Peta Searle has an award named after her called the Peta Searle Female Coach of the Year Award after winning 5 consecutive Premierships at Darebin Falcons.

Peta is now currently working with Victoria Police in developing and facilitating cultural change and leadership programs. In the next phase of her career Peta wants to emerge her coaching, educational, and leadership careers to build leadership capabilities that disrupts current institutionalised leadership behaviours.

Michael Bohl

Monday – Coaching Stream

Jess Coronis

Monday – Coaching Stream

Chris Mooney

Monday – Coaching Stream

Kyle Samuelson

Monday – Coaching Stream

Simon Cusack

Monday – Coaching Stream

Peter Bishop

Monday – Coaching Stream

Tim Rawlins

Monday – Coaching Stream

Mark Erickson

Monday – Coaching Stream

Shane Kingston

Monday – Coaching Stream

David Proud

Monday – Coaching Stream

Adam Luscombe

Monday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Sarah Scarce

Monday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Wendy Beutel

Monday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Danielle Taylor

Monday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Joy Symons

Monday – Learn to Swim – Art of Teaching Stream

Joy has over 20 years of international experience in the aquatic industry as an athlete, teacher, coach, trainer, presenter, author, playwright and company director. Joy also hosts a podcast; The Joy of Aquatics.

An Australian representative swimmer, Joy has developed successful programming for her company Aqualification & Fitness, for learn to swim, aquatic fitness, recruiting, staff training and professional development.

She is an enthusiastic teacher, who is passionate about educating teachers on selfcare.

Roz White

Monday – Learn to Swim Business Stream
Roz White is an award-winning business leader with 28 years’ experience, a charity volunteer and leading advocate for various industry groups. Roz is the co-owner of White’s Grocers and White’s Commercial Property Group employing 400 people in the Sunshine Coast community and heartily shares her business knowledge by mentoring other local business people and sharing her trade insights through guest lecturing at the USC School of Business and the Innovation Centre.

Roz is a passional business advocate having held leadership positions including board chair, president of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network, ambassador of local food and agribusiness, is a professional member of various industry groups and an active community participant having founded and co-ordinated many successful fundraising events. Roz is a current member of the University and the Sunshine Coast Foundation Board and USC Business School External Academic Advisory Committee and a past board member of Montrose Therapy and Respite Services and advisory member of the Queensland Community Foundation (Sunshine Coast).


Roz was recognised as the SCBWN Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in 2015 and named Owner/Entrepreneur Leader of the Year in 2016 by the Australian Institute of Management. Roz was inducted in the IGA Hall of Fame in 2017 as the first independent female, a prestigious honour and significant milestone for women in the supermarket industry. Roz was also a Telstra Business Woman of the Year finalist in 2019 and has been awarded multiple national and state industry retail excellence & community awards over the past 20 years, most recently 2021 IGA National Store of the Year and National Customer Service Award, 2021 Qld & Northern NSW Lions Medical Research Foundation Community Service Award and 2021 Sunshine Coast Large Retail Business Award.

Victoria Clark

Monday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Drew Fisher

Monday – Learn to Swim Business Stream

Marayke Jonkers

Tuesday – Keynote session

Paralympic multi-medal-winning swimmer (3 medals at 3 Games), Dolphin P192 Marayke Jonkers PLY shares the secrets of her Peak Performance Mindset to help your swimmers achieve their own Gold Medal Life.
A veteran of 3 Paralympic Games – Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 – over an international career spanning 2 decades, Marayke is a former world record holder and has broken over 70 Australian Open records in breaststroke, individual medley and butterfly.
She’s made Australian sporting history becoming the first female Paratriathlete to compete at a world championships (Budapest).
Marayke’s sporting journey began slightly differently to most elite athletes, as she first learned to swim after becoming paraplegic in a car accident when she was 8 months old.
Realising the challenges faced by athletes with a disability in sport, she founded Sporting Dreams which empowers young athletes with disabilities to become involved in sport.
Marayke has earned two degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast, in social science and communications, and achieved a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. Since graduating, the university has recognised her contribution to the community and achievements by awarding her the inaugural Outstanding Alumni and an Honorary Senior Fellowship.
During her illustrious career, she has received a string of additional awards, with highlights for Marayke being a Sydney 2000 Olympic torch bearer, flag bearer for the World Championships, the Sunshine Coast Sporting Hall of Fame and being chosen as an international women’s leader of the future.
Other awards include:
• 2018 Queens Baton Bearer Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
• 2010 Sporting Wheelie of the Year (QLD highest award for athletes with a disability)
• 2008 & 2004 Sunshine Coast Sport Star of the month
• 2008 and 2004 Outstanding Paralympian Award Sunshine Coast Sports star awards
• 2005 Queensland Young Achiever of the Year Award – winner of the overall award & sport section
• 2004 & 2001 Young Australian of the Year Awards finalist
• 1998, 2004, 2006 Young Queenslander of the Year Awards finalist
• 2002 & 2016 Senior Sport Star of the Year Sunshine Coast
• 2000 Australian Sports Medal
Marayke is a media personality who has featured in The Courier-Mail, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Insight on SBS and Totally Wild, and has reported on the Paraylmpics as a journalist.
She loves a challenge and has tried skydiving, sit-skiing, snorkelling, kayaking, camel riding, has travelled through Europe. These days Marayke can be found handcycling along the Maroochy River with her rescue Chihuahua Pepe.
Using sport as a metaphor for life, to mentor athletes and motivate corporate audiences, Marayke has created a Peak Performance mindset formula called a Gold Medal Life, not a Gold Medal Moment.

Gary Toner

Saturday – Swim School Tour

Brendon Ward

Saturday – Golf Tournament

The full SWIMCON 22 Lineup is still being finalised and is subject to change without notice