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Sebastian Bettiol

Sebastian Bettiol currently coaches Open National Performance athletes. In 2021, he coached Paralympian Ash McConnell to a silver medal and was selected for the Australian Dolphins National Event camp, continuing to work closely with Swimming Australia programs.  

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Marketing and Management) and a Post-graduate diploma from the University of Melbourne.

Seb has over fourteen years experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities. He founded the Swim Academy Network (formerly Propulsion Aquatic) with just 10 swimmers and has grown the program to three venues and over 500 enrolments and 30 staff.

As Head Coach of WMP, Sebastian Bettiol has:

  • Coached swimmers to their first national title
  • Coached swimmers on national and international teams
  • Been selected as a coach on the National Youth Development Camp and the Australian Dolphins 2021 National Event Camp
  • Lead coach in the Swimming Victoria Talent Identification squad
  • Team Vic Senior Boys Coach

2021:

  • Numerous National Age and National Open medallists.
  • 2nd highest number of Victorian Olympic trials qualified athletes
  • Swimmer selected on Australian Paralympic team winning silver at the games

2020:

  • Silver medallist - Australian Open Water Championships
  • Remaining competitions were cancelled due to COVID-19

2019:

  • Athlete selected on the Victorian Touring Team to the USA
  • Four swimmers qualified for and attended the World Swimming Trials, with one placing 7th overall
  • Five swimmers qualified for and attended the Australia Championships, with two medallists crowned in the 100m breaststroke event
  • Myanmar team coach at the South East Asian Games

2018:

  • Swimmer selected for the Junior Pan Pacific Australia Team
  • Swimmer participated at the Oceania Swimming Championships
  • Swimmer attended the Commonwealth Games representing Samoa

Sebastian Bettiol was also a Leading Teacher at Williamstown High School and oversaw the Student Engagement and Wellbeing team.

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