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Our Coaches

Development Coach: Karen Vlastuin

Karen joined Peel Aquatic in 2021 as our Junior Coach. Karen is an ASCTA Bronze Level Swimming Coach and specialises in teaching stroke technique and correction. Karen is a professional trainer for swim teachers in her spare time and heads up our Development section!

Senior Coach: Anwar Moreno

As a coach with more than 15 years of experience from juniors to adults, all levels, including world elite athletes, also had the opportunity to learn from and work with Olympic Head Coaches from different countries in triathlon, swimming and ultra distances.


As an athlete, he was part of the National Team for ten years. He trained in Mexico, Canada, Italy, Croatia and Russia, competing and training with National, Olympic and World Champions worldwide. He has practised different sports, from swimming, running, water polo, triathlon and Ironman to underwater sports and currently holds four state records in WA in Masters Swimming Australia.


Education achievements include a Career in Sports Management, a Diploma in Sports Training Methodology and Sports Nutrition, Studies in the Faculty of Medicine in Sports Science and qualifications as a Coach in Ironman, Triathlon, Swimming, water polo, and Personal Trainer.


Anwar will be a valuable addition to our Club, as he shares our community and family values. He also has the expertise to advance our swimmers to a higher level.


As Senior Coach, Anwar will play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of coaching and training at PAQ. We are thrilled to gain fresh perspectives and insights from Anwar, and we are confident that his guidance will lead our swimmers to new levels of success.

Message from Anwar:


" Firstly, I would like to thank the Club for the invitation and the opportunity to provide the instruction and mentorship role for Peel Aquatic Club.


I'm aware of the importance swimming plays and should not be underestimated in the development and well-being of young individuals. 


I'm interested in working with parents and swimmers, instilling discipline, self-confidence, physical fitness, mental well-being, skill development, character formation, team spirit, perseverance, dedication, and good sportsmanship. These are key life skills that can positively impact the future of your swimmers and future adults.


I expect to contribute to the club members' physical and mental growth. Therefore, it is vital to prioritise working together in order to ensure the growth and success of Peel Aquatic Club."


Anwar Moreno

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Michael Phelps

"If you’re not serious about training, conditioning, and practice. You’re not serious about being your best.”

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