Meet the people who
make swimming with the Peel Aquatic Club so amazing!
Mitch started his swimming journey with Kirby Swim in Mandurah and transitioned into Club competitive squads at the age of 15. Mitch loved it that much he decided to train as a swim coach and to make it his full-time career.
Mitch has been coaching for several years now and joined PAQ in August 2022 as the Club's Coach for our Competitive section.
Head Coach &
Zoe has over 15 years of coaching experience at all levels including coaching high performance swimming. Zoe has coached at all 3 seasons of ISL and for the Great Britain team. Zoe herself competed at an international level and is a 4 times World record holder. Zoe joined us on pool deck in April 2022 and is focused on developing the Club at all levels as well as growing our Performance section.
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!
Kate is an ASCTA Bronze Level Swimming Coach and has coached our Juniors for a number of years.
Kate represented Australia at the 2008 Pacific School Games and brings a wealth of experience in stroke technique and developing young swimmers.
Kate also is a swim teacher at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre.
Kayla van der Merwe
Kayla also moved to Australia in April 2022 joining PAQ as a competitive swimmer. Kayla represented Great Britain at the 2019 European Junior Swimming Championships and the FINA World Junior Championships.
Kayla assists with coaching our Development and Competitive sections
"If you’re not serious about training, conditioning, and practice. You’re not serious about being your best.”