Westside Coaching Team
HEAD COACH – NATIONAL SQUAD
Jon Harrison (ASCTA Silver License Coach)
Holding Master of Science (UWA), and Sports Physiotherapy (Curtin University) degrees, as well as other post graduate Science based qualifications, Jon has a keen eye for detail and a very strong understanding of science, physiology, injury management and performance. As a former National Age and Open medallist and WA State Team swimmer himself, Jon loves the sport of swimming and his passion for developing athletes not just as great swimmers but great people is felt within the club he leads. He is constantly looking at ways of programming and planning each session and each season to offer his swimmers a varied and effective program.
Jon is a great leader of the club, providing valuable mentorship, and engaging in regular discussion about all things coaching and swimming with our Westside coaching team. Jon has coached National champions in both pool and open water events, state record holders, and with his team of coaches has built WCCA into one of WA’s most successful swimming programs.
COACH – NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
ASSISTANT COACH – NATIONAL SQUAD
Will Greenwood (ASCTA Silver License Coach)
Holding Masters of Teaching (Notre Dame) and Bachelor of Sport Science (UWA) degrees, Will has a strong foundation in performance coaching. He has established experience as a swimming teacher, junior squad coach and national age and state development coach.
Will has coached WA State Record holders and National Age Medallists in his time at Westside and is very well-loved, as much for his fun and positive energy as for his way of mentoring his swimmers to believe in themselves.
HEAD OF JUNIOR PROGRAMS
ASSISTANT COACH – NATIONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
Donna Rowand (ASCTA Bronze License Coach)
Donna is currently undertaking her Silver License Coaching Accreditation and is the former Head Coach of Sale Swimming Club and Assistant Coach for the Gippsland Sports Academy program in Victoria. She had further experience in WA as the former National Age and Junior State Coach for St Hilda’s where placing swimmers on the WA State Team led to her role as an assistant coach on the WA State Short Course Team.
Donna has extensive coaching experience, a love for swimming and exceptional communication skills which the coaches and swimmers both love. She leads and mentors our group of dynamic and enthusiastic Junior Development Squad and Junior State Squad coaches at each session.
COACHES – JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD & JUNIOR STATE SQUAD
Eva Mallon, Brooke Tilley and Sarah Overheu (ASCTA SC Coaches)
We are extremely fortunate to have three great former and current state and national Westside swimmers coaching our junior squads. Their energy and rapport with our junior swimmers is exciting to see, and they love passing on their knowledge and witnessing improvements within their squads each week.