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Justin and Angela Rothwell are the extraordinary team which oversees the terrific team of swimmers, coaches and members, at ABC Swimming.
The husband and wife, proud parents of two children themselves, understand the virtues, principles and proper supervision for children and youth to the ever-growing and expanding academy at three top quality centres - at Liverpool, Guildford and Ashfield.

Justin, 33, is now a well established coach and a young man who intends to further his already impressive credentials and career as a fulltime professional swim coach. As a youth Justin was a national level competitor and swam at Olympic Games trials and he and was tutored by current Australian and Olympic head coach Alan Thompson. In fact, following his swimming days, Justin cemented his desire to become a coach with Thompson remaining a mentor, today. Justin believes in not only coaching the swimmer, but also ensuring the person develops in a wholistic approach. The swimmer not only attains better talents and abilities but also learns about their character, the powers and and capacities of their minds and to help equip them for life's everyday challenges when their swimming days are over. Justin's swimming CV makes compelling reading. He is the current president of the ASCTA NSW Coaches Association. Justin firmly believes in also helping teach the coaches who in turn develop the boys and girls at the ABC Swimming academies. Between 2002-2006, Justin, was head coach of the NSW swimming team and over the past five years has worked at the national event camps with Australian teams. In 2006, Justin, was a member of the Australian Commonwealth Games team in Melbourne. His coaching career is one which has traversed both on domestic and international waters.

''I believe in coaching the person so he or she can be the best they can be in and out of the pool,''Justin Rothwell said.

''Angela and myself tailor programs to suit the boys and girls relevant ages, skills, abilities and learning capacities.

''Overall, our motto is to make the learning environment, fun, relaxing, enjoyable but also educational.''

Angela Rothwell, a proud mother, has an extensive swimming background including managing leisure and aquatic centres. She is also a fully qualified trainer and presenter with the Royal Life Saving Society in Resusitation and Bronze Medallion. Angela is also a trainer and presenter forAustswim, the Australian Courses in Babies, Children, Adults, Disabled and Competitive strokes. The articulate and affable Angela is also a Bronze level accredited swim coach and qualified life guard. Angela also looks after the babies and young children swim programs and when the swimmers are considered to have progressed to the next level, Justin, then takes over their programs by placing them into squads for specialised training.

One of the most important aspects of ABC Swimming is the learn to swim programs before the swimmers, who are identified, enter the squad programs.

Water safety, saving lives, teaching children the importance of safe swimming practises, aquatic education are the hallmarks of Justin and Angela Rothwell's philosophies.

Together, Angela and Justin, make a formidable professional team, along with their bevvy of qualified male and female coaches at the Liverpool, Guildford and Ashfield, ABC Swimming centres of excellence.

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