Mountain Swim provides swimming coaching services in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Mountain Swim was established in 2013 by Corin Dobson. Squads range from squid classes for beginners through to performance squads for national level swimmers. Mountain Swim also offers adult squad training for beginners through to advanced levels.
The Coaching Team
Corin started teaching swimming as a learn to swim teacher in 1998. He started coaching in the Blue Mountains in the year 2002. In 2004 he became the Glenbrook squad head coach alongside partners and coaches Paul and Kathy Dobson. Together they coached the swimming squads across the Mountains as the Blue Mountains coaching syndicate. In 2013 Paul and Kathy stopped coaching and Corin took over running the squads. He formed Mountain Swim and is currently the manager and head coach. Alongside his Austswim and coaching qualifications he also has a B.A. (honours) and Masters in Teaching. As of 2017 he has coached over 20 swimmers to a National Age level and numerous swimmers to National Open and the Olympic trials.
Some of our previous coaches
Kaz started coaching for Mountain Swim in 2013. He is an ex competitive swimmer from Japan. Since he began Kaz has coached a number of swimmers up to a national level. He currently coaches our performance squad. He has completed his Silver coaching license alongside having lifeguard qualifications.
Ella started coaching for Mountain Swim in 2013. Ella is currently our Senior coach at Springwood Leisure Centre. She has completed her Bronze coaching license alongside having Austswim Learn to Swim qualifications.
Jacqui started coaching for Mountain Swim in 2016. She has been involved with swimming for a number of years as a committee member in Glenbrook Swimming club. She is currently our Glenbrook senior coach. She has completed her Teacher of Competitive Strokes coaching license.
Gillian Powell is our strength and conditioning coach. She is an ex competitive swimmer and also runs her own fitness training practice in the mountains. She currently oversees the strength program for our Silver and Performance squads. She started in 2017 and also has begun helping out coaching our other squads. She has completed her certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness.
Mountain Swim also employs a number of junior coaches on a casual and seasonal basis. All junior coaches have at a minimum their Austswim and/or lifeguard qualifications.