About us

Levelling The Deck is an initiative that supports everyone to find a welcoming place in our swimming community. It’s proudly brought to you by SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia.

Our Diversity Initiative

Success is achieving diversity in sports that reflects the diversity we see today in our wider community. When all of us – of every age, gender, race and ability – feel like we belong in swim classes and pools across Australia, we are free to enjoy and excel at sport. Levelling the Deck supports awareness through information, fosters understanding through training and creates practical ways of contributing to a more inclusive society. We all have a role in levelling the deck.

Our Team

Joanne Love

President, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Lynn Elliot

Vice President, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Brendon Ward

CEO, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Anna Walker

Anna Walker

Program Designer, Levelling the Deck

Victoria Clark

Project Manager, SWIM Jobs Victoria

Joanne Love

Past President, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Lynn Elliot

President, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Brendon Ward

CEO, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Anna Walker

Anna Walker

Program Designer, Levelling the Deck

Victoria Clark

Project Manager, SWIM Jobs Victoria

Understand

Real life stories of inclusion in our swim community

Learn

A series of diversity and inclusion online training courses

Do

Six practical steps everyone can do to level the deck

"As we witness Australian women excelling in sports, there has never been a better time than now for initiatives like Levelling the Deck to create lasting change."
Joanne Love, SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia

Understand

We all have a journey. When we experience authentic stories from members of our swimming community, we can gain a better understanding of diversity.

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