Group picture of male and female NSW coaches at a pool

asctaNSW is the state-level governing body for swimming coaches and swimming and water safety teachers in NSW. asctaNSW seeks to further ASCTA national's objective of achieving the growth and prosperity of swimming as an essential life skill, component of health and fitness, and competitive sport.

They also seek to improve professional standards for swimming Coaches and swimming and water safety Teachers through education, accreditation, professional development, and ethical practice.

asctaNSW Board

President: Benjamin Tuxford;

Vice-President: Haydn Belshaw

Secretary: Lynn Elliott

Treasurer: Justin Rothwell

Members: Jennifer Noel, Gavin Stewart, Misha Payne, Simon Watkins, Ben Jenkinson, Michael Meade, John Bladon, Debby Tattoli, Paul Bruce and Clinton Camilleri

Swimming NSW Liaison: Darren Howard;

Governing Documents

asctaNSW Constitution

asctaNSW Directors Duties


23 February, 2019 - asctaNSW Annual Dinner (Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park)

15 March, 2019 - asctaNSW AGM (Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre)

Awards & Nominations

Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2019 ascta Convention Coach Scholarship. The scholarship is an opportunity for coaches from NSW to broaden their knowledge and advance their personal development. The coaching group will be led by SNSW Coaching Director Jon Shaw & SNSW Regional Club Development Coach Chris Myers.

Download the Expression of Interest form

Join the coaching community

Contact Darren Howard, Swimming NSW Coaching Coordinator:

Follow asctaNSW on Facebook

Join a Facebook Group for Coaches: Swimming NSW Country Coaches Group; NSW Swim Coaches

Read Swimming NSW's quarterly On Deck Coaches Newsletter


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