Greg Towle - Head Coach

Greg Towle - Head Coach

With over 20 years of coaching experience across all levels and disciplines in the sport of swimming, Greg has developed the skills and ability to provide a well structured and balanced program for anyone who walks into the program whatever there desired goals.

Starting as a National swimmer himself, who moved into LTS and junior coaching Greg has progressed through the sport in all its forms. 

As a professional, Greg has owned and operated swim schools as well as managing sporting facilities. Additionally, Greg has taught in high schools and delivered vocational programs and accreditations. Over the years Greg has sat on a number of Committees and Boards both as a Director and President. 

The highlight of his career however, is the 8 years spent as SAL’s National Open Water Swimming Head Coach which enabled him to represent Australia on every stage, including both the Beijing and London Olympics. Greg’s passion for swimming and in particular high performance, coach mentoring, athlete development and program management, together with years of experience has allowed him to step back on deck to develop and grow GT Performance Swimming.

Qualifications

Gold Licence Swim Coach (Pool, OWS, Multi Class)

Bachelor of Sports Studies (University of Western Sydney)

Classified Secondary Education Teacher

Certificate 4 Work Place Training and Assessing 

Key Meets and Activities

Since 2003 Greg has represented Australia as a National Coach and Team Leader on over 60 occasions.  These meets and activities have included the following:
·    Beijing and London Olympics
·    FINA World Championships
·    Pan Pacific Championships
·    Junior Pan Pacific Championships 
·    Oceania Championships
·    FINA World Cups
·    FINA Task Force 2010/11
·    International Camps
·    Conferences and Clinics

Professional Achievements and Appointments

Australian Swimming Open Water Coach of the Year – 2004

Australian ASCTA Open Water Coach of the Year – 2004

NSW ASCTA Open Water Coach of the Year – Multiple years

Coached first Australian Male Open Water World Champion – 2004

Coached National and State medallists and champions (Age and Open)

Coached State and All Comer record holders

President and Director ASCTA (Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association) NSW

Director of Swimming NSW

Appointed Member National Technical Open Water Swimming Committee