2008 Olympic Coach Rohan Taylor has signed a 4 year contract to lead the Nunawading Swimming Club in high performance swimming through to October 2016.
Taylor, who will continue in the position of High Performance Coach, will take on a more involved leadership role with access to and influence over the Club’s top age group and open swimmers who are competing at a high National and International level.
Taylor, who has coached many Australian swimmers representative swimmers including Ashley Delaney, Michael Klim, Sarah Katsoulis, Leisel Jones and Shayne Reese, is excited about the opportunity to develop Open swimmers to become International medallists and many of Australia’s top age group swimmers towards the Rio Olympics in 2016.
“I cannot wait to work with my current group of swimmers including Travis Mahoney, Ashley Delaney, Sarah Katsoulis and Rachel Goh through to World Short Course later this year” said Taylor. “It is however the opportunity to work with a new crop of age group swimmers who want to take the next step with their swimming careers that also really excites me.”
The Club has established a very strong reputation for producing quality swimmers at all age levels and is seen as a leader in the swimming community in Victoria and Australia. While the Club has been named Australian Champion Club in three of the past four years, the focus in the next four years will move to providing a culture and environment to produce swimmers onto representative teams at an age, youth and open level. This will involve groups of quality swimmers training together under the guidance of Taylor and key Nunawading coaches.
The Club’s CEO Gary Barclay welcomed Taylor’s commitment to the Club and its high performance program. “Rohan is a first class coach who has the ability to coach and develop age group and open level swimmers to the highest standards. He has proven this over and over again and I look forward to watching the next group of quality swimmers progress towards Rio.”
Taylor’s appointment follows the re-signing of the Club’s Head Coach Amanda Isaac and Head Age Coach Dean Bryant for four years, through to 2016, made last week.