Head Coach: Paul Hardman
Paul has recently joined the Willoughby Swim Club as Head Coach. Paul possesses an abundance of knowledge and experience, holding a Platinum Licence in Swimming Coaching – the highest level attainable – and being one of the very few coaches in NSW to have achieved this qualification.
Paul is a two time Olympic Swimming Coach, being part of the coaching team that took the likes of Kieren Perkins and Susie O’Neil to Atlanta where they both achieved unforgettable Gold Medal Swims. He has been a National team coach for World Championship, Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific swimming teams.
He has won several accolades for his achievements to date, including 1991 Australian Age Group Coach of the Year, has twice been announced as NSW Coach of the Year and is listed on the ASCTA Honour Roll for FINA World Champion Coaches.
Paul holds a Diploma in teaching Physical Education, and most importantly, maintains an exceptional degree of enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of swimming.