Speedo SwimCoach Conference 2017
Keynote Speaker: SCOTT VOLKERS
Scott has been coaching swimming since 1977, plying his trade in Australia and Brazil, coaching all levels of swimmers.
He has multiple world and commonwealth record holders, as well as national champions. Most recently seeing success coaching swimmers from Brazil including Manualla Lyrio, Micholas Nilo and Fernando Silva.
During his time in Australia he coached Susan O’ Neill and Samantha Riley.
Scott has run his own swim school, coached regional and national teams, and coached at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and other major international competitions.
His experience across the different levels of swimming brings a holistic view of swimming, and an understanding of the development of a swimming career.
He is an A.S.T.C.A. Master Coach, and has been involved in coach education.
Scott has promised to talk to South African coaches about the basics. He will focus on age group level swimming, and table tangible tools for coaches to apply in their programmes.