RIP Jan Cameron

ascta Queensland Branch

It is with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Jan Cameron. We are all aware of Jan’s magnificent coaching career and achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the influence that Jan had on those around her, especially during the last 5 years which she spent living at the Sunshine Coast (QLD).

Jan originally moved to the Sunshine Coast to retire but took on the Para Coaching position at the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) from 2013 through to the 2016 Rio Paralympics. During this time Jan built the number of athletes within the USC program and catered individually for the needs of each of the athletes. Jan would often coach athletes outside of her coaching hours to make sure their work, school or university schedules were met. Jan would always build a strong relationship with her athletes and took the time to learn about them, their families and their lives. She would offer advice and always had plenty of stories or anecdotes to share with her charges, at the same time her athletes learnt that Jan was invested in achieving their desired results and would never compromise performance. They respected her and appreciated the leadership she gave them.

Since 2017 Jan performed the role of Para Mentor Coach for Swimming Australia. Jan was at her best in this position and mentored coaches successfully on the recent Commonwealth Games Team. Jan was straight to the point and would advocate for coaches, women in sport and people with disabilities. It was always about common sense and what was the right thing to do, Jan would not tolerate anything less. Jan influenced so many people across the swimming fraternity including athletes, administrators, sports scientists and coaches. Many people were touched by her kindness and the way in which she cared for athletes and coaches, always putting them first. The landscape of swimming will change with the loss of Jan Cameron, a great role model and mentor has been taken from us and we will miss her.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Jan’s family, Husband Kevin and Son Scott.

President:  Mark Lorrimer

ascta Queensland Branch

2017 asctaQLD AGM

Dear Members, Life Members and Management Committee,

Please find below the Agenda for the upcoming asctaQLD Annual General Meeting.


The 2017 asctaQLD AGM & Presentation of Awards will be held on Friday, 15 December 2017. Details below:
Venue: Theatre Foyer, Sleeman Sports Complex
Time: Approx. 3:00pm (after the Heats Session of Qld Championships)

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2015/16 Season Australian Records

Congratulations to the coaches named below, whom had athletes achieve an Australian Record or higher in the 2015/16 Swimming Season.

Michael Bohl
Dean Boxall
Jan Cameron
Harley Connolly
Denis Cotterell
Simon Cusack
Marcus Elder
Samuel Fisher
Tom Fronek
David Heyden
Rob Hindmarsh
Andrew Howard
Brendan Keogh
David Lush
Vince Raleigh
Michael Sage
Richard Scarce
Josh Smith
Lachlan Staples
Rick Van Der Zant
Gail Walker
John Wallace

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Registrations are now open: 2017 asctaQLD Conference

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2017 asctaQLD Conference
26-27 August 2017
Ambrose Treacy College, Twigg Street, Indooroopilly.

asctaQLD invites all teachers and coaches to register for the 2017 asctaQLD Conference. Please click below for more information.

2017 Conference Information Flyer

Bronze License Course (26 August)

Swim Australia Teacher Course

Conference Program – Coaching Stream

Conference Program – Teaching Stream

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2016 asctaQLD AGM & Presentation of Awards Luncheon

All asctaQLD members are invited to attend the 2016 asctaQLD AGM & Presentation of Awards Luncheon

WHEN:   Friday, 16 December 2016 (last day of QLD State Championships)
WHERE: Theatre Foyer, Sleeman Sports Complex
TIME:      3:00pm approx
COST:      There is no cost
RSVP:      Please RSVP via the link below by Friday 9 December 2016


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2016 Paulus Wildeboer Coaching Scholarship

Swimming Queensland is pleased to announce the inaugural Paulus Wildeboer Coaching Scholarship has been awarded to Paul Jones (Ambrose Treacy), Lachlan Staples (Southside Aquatics), Richard McLean (Toowoomba Grammar) and James Boyce (Cotton Tree).




SQ was able to increase the number of recipients of the 2016 scholarship to four due to the support of the Queensland Academy of sport.

Paul, Lachlan, Richard and James will attend the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in September this year and will also visit the home program of a leading US Coach.

The scholarship pays tribute to SQ’s former Head Coach, Paulus Wildeboer, an inspirational man who touched the lives of everyone he met in his short time with us.



Coaching Ethics Framework

“For the collective good of the Swimming QLD coaching fraternity, all coaches should consider what is best for the swimmer, rather than acquire swimmers for their own gain, be it financial, competitive point score, prestige or ego”.

– Stephan Widmer


Coaching Ethics Framework

asctaQLD cannot restrict free trade and competition amongst coaches nor promoting collusion or monopolistic practices – thus ASCTA has developed the guidelines below for coaches to use when approached by a swimmer from another program.

  • Swimmer/Parent approaches coach to join program
  • Response: “Have you spoken to your current coach”?
  • If yes, contact the coach prior to accepting the coaching opportunity.
  • If no, send the athlete back to discuss situation with their current coach.