Michelle White Aquatic Centre and Turf Manager
Michelle White has over 30 years’ experience in the swim industry, as a competitive swimmer, administrator, official and coach. She is nationally qualified in IOT (Inspector of Turns) and timekeeping and has achieved numerous coaching and swim teaching certifications over the years. Michelle has taught babies through to competitive squads, both at Diocesan and elsewhere, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. Michelle has had involvement in surf lifesaving and is passionate about ensuring that children are confident and safe around water.
Grace Masterson Senior Administrator and Instructor
Grace joined Diocesan in 2017 and has been teaching swimming from preschool through to learn-to-breathe level classes. As an administrator and instructor, Grace has great knowledge of all swimming levels along with the day to day running of the swim school. Grace runs the swim school during Saturday morning lessons alongside Madison.
Madison Pronk Senior Administrator and Instructor
Madi joined the swim school team in 2015 and has been teaching swimming, as well as assisting with swim school administration. Madi has many years of experience in swimming, life saving and waterpolo. She runs the swim school with Grace on Saturday mornings.
Max Phillips-Rudowski Head Squad Coach
Max coaches our fitness squads that run weekday mornings and afternoons. He joined Diocesan in 2018 and takes pride in pushing all of his squads to improve their fitness levels and swimming technique. Max played water polo competitively and has been coaching water polo since 2013 for MAGS, Sacred Heart and the Sea Wolf club.
Over 30 swim tutors are employed on a part time basis to teach swimming, usually whilst completing their tertiary studies. Tutors come from a range of swimming backgrounds including (but not limited to): competitive swimming, water polo and surf lifesaving. However, it is their ability to interact positively with children and to motivate and encourage them to learn in a fun but focused manner, which is key. Staff receive regular training in water safety, first aid and stroke technique as part of their employment.