Swimming NSW Strengthens Performance Centers with Coaching Appointments

24 April 2024

Swimming NSW Performance Centres are set for the future with two notable coaches, Alyce Bradac and James Greathead, joining the team signalling a new era of coaching excellence.

Alyce Bradac will join the newly appointed Head Coach, David Proud at the new Swimming NSW Southern Performance Centre at Sutherland Leisure Centre as Assistant Head Coach.

Alyce Bradac

With 12 years of experience as a Senior Performance Coach and Head Coach, Alyce brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. Notable achievements include coaching multiple swimmers to state and national events with numerous finalists, coaching Harrison Tancred to gold in the 200 Breaststroke and 200IM at the 2024 Australian Age Championships, placing athletes on the Australian Para Development Team in 2022.

"I'm excited to advance my coaching career by joining the Swimming NSW Southern Performance Centre alongside Head Coach David Proud. The excellent facilities at Sutherland provide a great opportunity to nurture the next generation of talented swimmers in NSW," said Alyce.

James Greathead will join the Performance Centre team at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, likewise in the Assistant Head Coach role, as Ryan Frost moves to support Adam Kable as part of the Swimming Australia Performance Hub also based at SOPAC.

Following the National Age and Open Championships, SOPAC Head Coach Matthew Brown has made the decision to resign from his coaching role as Head Coach of the SOPAC Performance Centre. Matthew has been an integral part of the development of the program over many years and we thank him for his significant contribution to Swimming in NSW and welcome James who will lead the SOPAC program in the interim.

James Greathead

James Greathead is a highly skilled performance coach with 18 years of experience and is renowned for his dedication and passion. After nearly two years as Aus Triathlon National Swim Lead and working as a key member of the NSWIS triathlon coaching staff he is returning to swimming and some of his extensive highlights include serving as the Head Coach at Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club, earning APV Club Of The Year in 2021/22, coaching Jarrod Poort and Wesley Roberts to remarkable successes, including medals at World Championships and Olympic Games representation, National Event Camp Team Coach - 100/200 Women and placing swimmers on Junior World Championship and Junior Pan Pac teams. 

"I’m really looking forward to joining the team at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The program has a rich history and I’m excited to contribute to the already high level of expertise. I‘m confident that together we’ll continue to enhance the program to deliver a world class environment in partnership with NSWIS that supports athletes to elevate their performances in the pool and fosters personal growth, taking athletes a step closer to reaching their potential,” James commented.

"We are thrilled to welcome James and Alyce to our coaching team. Their expertise and passion for swimming will be invaluable in nurturing the next generation of NSW swimming champions and we thank Matt Brown for his contribution to Swimming in NSW," added Swimming NSW CEO, Kirsten Thomson OLY.

“We also congratulate Ryan Frost on his appointment to the NSWIS program, we are thrilled for him and see this as a positive sign that SNSW Performance Centres provide important pathways for coaches”.

These appointments mark a significant step forward for swimming in NSW, signalling a renewed focus on athlete and coach development across all levels of the sport.

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