Improve your swimming with expert coaches

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn from some of highly skilled MSWA accredited coaches to improve your technique and elevate your swimming. MSWA coaching clinics range from 6 weeks to 1 day and provide a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment to reach your goal.

Whether you are beginning your swimming journey, getting back into the pool after a break, or a regular swimmer wanting to improve your fitness and tackle a swimming goal, there a number of different options to choose from to build your swimming confidence. These clinics are held in various pools and beaches across WA.

Choose your level

Our course are suited to all abilities, are non competitive and a small group setting to enable the coach to tailor the experience to suit your requirements.

Improve your freestyle

Want to fine tune your freestyle technique to help you reach your swimming goals. These one day clinics enable you to be more efficient in the stroke to improve your fitness goals.

Open water swim skills

Ocean Swimming can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. These one day clinics help you transition in open water, improve your confidence and tackle those waves.

Couch to 2km – 4 weeks

For those who are getting back into swimmers or beginners that are wanting to feel more confident
in the pool. These clinics are perfect for beginners to intermediates and are tailored to suit your level.

Swim Into Summer – 6 weeks

This 6 weeks program is perfect for those wanting help to improve their technique to take their fitness to the next level or training for a swimming goal. This also includes some open water swimming skills.


Ralph McManis
Swim into Summer

Ralph have been actively coaching for over 20 years, but I have been a competitive swimmer since 13 years old. 

He has previously been head coach at Newman Churchlands Swim Club and State open water coach. Many of his swimmers have gone on Olympic and International teams.

He has done 18 Rottnest crossings plus attended 2 Olympic and 3 World Championships. in a coaching, swimming and mentoring role.

What he loves about coaching is helping individuals discover how rewarding swimming can be both physically and emotionally when they achieve their goals.

Heather Whitehead
Couch to 2k

Heather has been teaching swimming since she was 13, coaching Masters for more than 30 years, and involved within Royal Lifesaving when younger.  

As a Physical Education teacher she is passionate about passing on swim tips, techniques, drills to improve swimmers’ strokes and making swimming fun. Her passion lies with improving and motivating others to swim the best they can. She loves seeing the improvements after coaching and how it helps someone move through the water.

Every person in the water is there for a different reason and she loves working towards the goals that the swimmer has set themselves. It is also such an evolving sport as many swimmers join a club simply to improve one stroke, then due to the camaraderie and coaching of Masters Swimming end up competing in pool events or swimming to Rottnest. 


Who can attend:

  • Swimmers must be over 18
  • You do not need to be a current MSWA member to attend.
  • You must be able to swim least 50m in the pool and encourage you to swim a minimum of 400m to attend our ocean clinics.
  • These clinics are designed to be inclusive to all levels, from those learning to intermediate wanting to build their distance.

Thank you to our partners

The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest are major supporters of Masters Swimming WA in Western Australia. Sport and recreation creates vibrant, inclusive and connected WA communities.