Kwinana Amateur Swimming Club gets experienced new head coach

Kwinana Amateur Swimming Club gets experienced new head coach

A SWIMMING coach with more than 25 years experience at club, state and international level is the new Kwinana Amateur Swimming Club head coach.

Kareena Preston has joined fellow coach Nat Ballard and they are aiming to produce many state and national level qualifiers in pool and open water categories.

Club spokeswoman Clare Russell said Preston had recently coached a world record holder in butterfly for the Down Syndrome World Championships in Italy.

She also coached a paralympian on his quest for his fourth paralympic games.

“As a WA Institute of Sport coach for two years, Kareena placed a swimmer on two junior Australian teams,” Russell said.

“Kareena has also produced countless state qualifiers and many national qualifiers for open, age and open water events.”

Russell said it was the first time in the club had a silver level coach.

“The feedback from swimmers so far has been extremely positive,” she said.

The club recently hosted the second round of the Westpac Summer Series and attracted swimmers from Rockingham, Southshore and Westside Christchurch.

“The junior swimmers at KASC have been performing extremely well in the pool and are consistently producing personal best times and smashing records,” Russell said.

To introduce their new head coach, the club is running free two-week trials for anyone interested in the sport, whether competitively or to increase the fitness levels.