Australian Swim Schools Conference and
World Everyday SAFER Inclusive Swim Schools Conference
Gold Coast 27th - 31st July, 2020



Angie comes from SwimKids Swim School, a family owned business in Virginia. She has been teaching children in both swimming and springboard diving for almost 20 years and was a Special Olympics Swim Coach for 10 years, coaching adapted swimmers to both US and World Special Olympics Games in high performance categories.


Jai delivers on vision through comprehensive strategy development. He sees opportunity that exists in any organisation and uses his sound people management skills to help others develop, change their thinking and deliver on agreed outcomes.


Theo is a graduate of Lancaster University with a BBA in Management and has experience in IT consultancy at IBM and Finance at Grant Thornton. Theo has 5 years senior industry experience at the UK Swimming Teachers Association being the architect of unprecedented growth and innovation.

In 2016, Theo took the opportunity to purchase the UK’s largest independent, award winning swim school, Swimtime, which teaches 20,000 children a week in hundreds of sites across the UK.


Liam is a futurist who specializes in helping people navigate transformational change. With a focus on engaging people through change, Liam specializes in working with marginalized communities and vulnerable people in complex environments to achieve sustainable, just and desired futures. As a consultant, Liam has extensive international experience working with governments, the private sector and non-government agencies to incorporate community engagement and development practices in the design and delivery of policies, strategies and plans.


David has 25 years of leadership in finance, investment, entrepreneurship, government and philanthropy.

He served the Commonwealth of Australia as Senior Investment Director in New York under the governments of Rudd and Gillard.

David’s finance and investment career began with Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns, where he enjoyed experience in global equities, fixed income and alternative asset class markets.  In 1998, he helped his partner Jim establish his swim school, SwimJim, which teaches 2,500 students each week in New York City and Houston.


Linday McGrath – SPASA Australian
Mel Rickwood- Aquatics Downunder
Saskia Kirby – Kirby Swim
Harry Vick – Visual Branding
Terry Gulliver – Gullivers Coomera
Dave DuBois – Carlile Swimming
Tracey Ayton – Little Heroes Swim Academy
Nick Marshall – Surf Life Health
Vanessa Jessett – City of Stirling Leisure Centre
Sue Mayo – Hampton Swim School