Our Coaches

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Michal Skrodzki

Head Coach

Michal has been coaching since 2011 at a variety of clubs in Melbourne as well as in Poland. Michal has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and is an accredited Silver (Advanced) License coach.

Michal has coached multiple national age medallists, in the pool, open water and multi-class. Michal has been selected as Victorian state team coach twice, he has worked with the Victorian School’s Team for 3 years, and also worked with several Victorian Development Squads.

In 2018 an opportunity arouse for Michal to return to his native Poland and coach at a university program. In Poland, Michal helped coach two swimmers onto the Polish university team for the 2019 Universiade (World University Games).

Michal has experience with all ages abilities including multi-class, in 2016 Michal prepared an athlete for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Michal’s passion is seeing athletes achieve their maximum potential, not only in the pool but out of the pool too.

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Timothy Yong

Junior Coach

Tim has loved the water for as long as he can remember, whether it be training, competing, or even heading down to the beach. Also a former competitive swimmer, he started swimming at DTSC when he was 8 and has been involved since. Having taught and coached for over 6 years, he has found his passion in developing the swimming of young individuals in the pool to be able to translate those skills and mindsets into their everyday lives. His favourite memory of his time swimming would most likely be competing at Winter Interclub (formally Winter Pennant) and swimming relays alongside his friends and teammates along with winning the 50m Breaststroke at his Year 12 SSV Swimming State Championships. During his spare time, he enjoys going down for a surf, playing water polo, and enjoying the great outdoors!

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Declan McKay

Junior Coach

Declan is a Bronze licensed coach with close to 5 years experience in the aquatics industry. Declan learnt to swim at Aquarena and represented Doncaster-Templestowe competitively from 2008-2016. Declan's competitive swimming background and significant coaching experience gives him the skills to coach swimmers of all abilities, with a particular focus on entry-level squads and open water swimming. Away from the pool, Declan studies Law/Science (Chemistry) at La Trobe University, and is looking to complete his Open Water Coaching qualification

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Yilong Chen

Junior Coach

Yilong is a swim teacher and a new coach working at Aquarena. He has been swim teaching for one year at two centres, working with infants, adults, and everything in between. Yilong is an ex-competitive swimmer between the years of 2008 to 2014. He started swimming with DTASC before moving to CA Tritons, and still holds records at both clubs. His favourite stroke is breaststroke, where he consistently made state finals. Yilong currently studies Commerce at Melbourne University, but still has a strong passion for swimming, training in his own time and participating in open water swims.

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Sabina Feliciani

Junior Coach

Sabina is a state level swimmer who has been involved with DTSC for over 10 years. Her favourite swimming stroke is butterfly and she loves being outdoors. Sabina enjoys working with swimmers of all abilities and feels privileged to be a part of her students' individual swimming journeys. She hopes that each of her students will be able to achieve what they want from their training and that whatever their aspirations are, they will experience the joy of swimming.