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Katrina van Eyk is a Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) qualified Swim Teacher, Bronze/Development level coach and presenter with experience in running rural swim schools, school swimming programs, a competitive swimming club and presenting ASCTA courses. In 2020 Katrina was announced as one of four Victorian finalists of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Katrina believes mentoring holds a key role in not only developing us as Swim Teachers and Coaches but also enhancing our industry, The Aquatic Mentor podcast will bring aquatic professionals together to learn from the experiences of others while developing a united industry through support and education.

Location:

United States

Description:

Katrina van Eyk is a Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) qualified Swim Teacher, Bronze/Development level coach and presenter with experience in running rural swim schools, school swimming programs, a competitive swimming club and presenting ASCTA courses. In 2020 Katrina was announced as one of four Victorian finalists of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Katrina believes mentoring holds a key role in not only developing us as Swim Teachers and Coaches but also enhancing our industry, The Aquatic Mentor podcast will bring aquatic professionals together to learn from the experiences of others while developing a united industry through support and education.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Aquatic Journey of Joy Symons

4/24/2022
Season 3 Podcast Episode 2 – Joy Symons Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has experienced swimming in many environments from the pool to open water and swimming in ice water. Swimming in these ever-changing environments has given her the opportunity to learn more about the sport and more about herself and what it takes to get out of her comfort zone and succeed. So, please...

Duration:01:23:22

The Aquatic Journey of Gary Barclay

4/2/2022
Podcast Episode – Gary Barclay Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who after being told he was throwing his life away for pursuing a career in aquatics has now built a career and a business around swimming and is passionate about helping others in the industry whether that be Swim Teachers, coaches or swimmers achieve their full potential in the sport. So, please extend a big...

Duration:00:49:55

The Aquatic Journey of Jacqueline Cole

11/26/2021
Jacqueline Cole Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who started her career in aquatics as a volunteer swim teacher and has now built a career through her 20 years working as a swim teacher. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Jacqueline Cole. Jacqueline started her career working with swimmers who suffer from Asthma, helping them grow and develop their lung...

Duration:00:19:42

The Aquatic Journey of Sarah Podesta

11/19/2021
Sarah Podesta Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has been involved in the aquatic industry from a young age when her parents sparked her interest in swimming giving her the goal to complete the levels at her local swim school before being able to swim in their home pool by herself. She continues to make a big impact on the industry. So, please extend a big welcome to the...

Duration:00:58:19

The Aquatic Journey of Karen Baildon

11/11/2021
Karen Baildon Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has spent her whole life in the aquatic industry and has been sounded by swimming greats since birth. My guest is the daughter of an Olympic champion and a lifetime swim coach, she was named after an Australian distance swimmer, and she is married to another swimming legend. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for...

Duration:00:38:17

The Aquatic Journey of Angela Wild Part 2

11/4/2021
Angela Wild Part 2 Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I continue my interview with the swim teacher, fitness instructor and Tiktok star, Angela Wild. Angela talks about the influences and mentors who have helped her along her journey and the way she targets audiences through her Tiktok videos. She also shares her dream for the aquatic industry to come together and work towards the goal of water safety and drowning...

Duration:00:59:02

The Aquatic Journey of Angela Wild

10/29/2021
Angela Wild - Part 1 Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who started in the fitness industry covering personal training and water aerobics and then found her passion in aquatics where she has now reached over 20 years of swim teaching. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Angela Wild. Angela started her career in the fitness industry working with clients as a...

Duration:00:43:10

The Aquatic Journey of Juanita Farrell’s

10/16/2021
Juanita Farrell Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has been involved in HR and Leadership management for the Paul Sadler franchise over the last 11 years. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Juanita Farrell. Juanita started her journey in swimming while facilitating conferences for the Paul Sadler swim school staff. She drew on her background in training and...

Duration:00:47:15

The Aquatic Journey of Cherry Smith

10/8/2021
Cherry Smith Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has been officiating swim meets in NSW since 1994. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Cherry Smith. Cherry picked up a stopwatch at her daughters first come and try swim meet at the Peakhurst ASC swimming club in 1994 and has not looked back since then. After her children moved on from swimming Cherry continued...

Duration:01:03:56

The Aquatic Journey of Hannah Watkins

9/30/2021
Hannah Watkins Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has followed her family’s tradition into aquatics and has been involved in both the learn to swim and coaching sides of aquatics in two different countries. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Hannah Watkins. Hannah started her career early in aquatics following the family tradition of swimming, competition and...

Duration:00:48:23

The Aquatic Journey of Michael Klim

9/24/2021
Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional with a highly successful 17-year career in swimming, a three-time Olympian, businessman, public personality and a motivation speaker so, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Michael Klim. Michael was always drawn to the pool and enjoyed learning to swim as a young child. He found the pool offered him stability and a community environment...

Duration:00:52:48

The Aquatic Journey of Alina Graham

9/16/2021
Alina Graham Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has been involved in both the learn to swim and coaching sides of aquatics and has spread the knowledge of aquatics across Queensland and many more countries. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Alina Graham. Alina has been involved with aquatics in some way since turning 16 and after a baptism of cold water she...

Duration:00:56:11

The Aquatic Journey of Shona Pallas

9/9/2021
Shona Pallas Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has been working in aquatics for several years gaining a variety of experience in her different roles. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Shona Pallas. Shona began her career in the aquatic industry while still in high school working at her local swim school for a week of work experience. That week had a massive...

Duration:00:44:54

Lisa Griffin

9/3/2021
Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has had a short career in the industry so far but has already made a big impact. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Lisa Griffin. Lisa took the plunge into her first Swim Teacher course 3 years ago after watching her daughters develop their swimming skills and recovering from a near drowning incident when she was young....

Duration:01:29:00

Kerryn Prouse

8/26/2021
Podcast Episode – Kerryn Prouse Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In today’s episode I interview an industry professional who took the plunge into aquatics later in life, founding her passion and a business that continues to grow. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Kerryn Prouse. Kerryn started her swim school in 2014 in her backyard pool as a way of supporting her children through a gap year before they moved...

Duration:01:01:55

Stephen Howell

8/22/2021
Podcast Episode – Stephen Howell Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has forged his own path through swimming from a junior swimmer, to competing at the world transplant games and now inspiring regional swimming by coaching and organising clinics with high performance athletes. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Stephen Howell. Stephen showed his swimming...

Duration:01:43:09

Bruce Hopkins

8/13/2021
Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview one of Australia’s most iconic lifeguards who has been patrolling the NSW beaches and protecting swimmers for 30 years. So, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Bruce Hopkins. Bruce or Hoppo as he is more widely known is one of the world’s most influential and recognised Lifeguards. He regularly graces our tv screens with his work on Bondi Rescue where he...

Duration:02:01:49

Kelly Smart

8/6/2021
Podcast Episode – Kelly Smart Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has made a big difference in her short time in the industry, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Kelly Smart. Kelly started her career in aquatics 8 years ago as the centre coordinator for the Lake’s Entrance Aquadome in the East Gippsland Shire in regional Victoria. She came in knowing little...

Duration:01:07:40

Scott Wilson

7/29/2021
Podcast Episode – Scott Wilson Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has had years of experience across all areas of aquatics so, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Scott Wilson. Scott tagged behind three older sisters when attending their swim squad sessions in Lower Hutt (New Zealand) during the 1960s. Simple play and water discovery in cold outdoor swimming...

Duration:01:16:57

Wayne Goldsmith

7/22/2021
Podcast Episode – Wayne Goldsmith Welcome to another episode of the Aquatic Mentors podcast. I am your host, Katrina van Eyk. In this episode I interview an industry professional who has had years of experience in the aquatics field as a coach, thought leader and global expert so, please extend a big welcome to the podcast for Wayne Goldsmith. Wayne has worked with coaches, athletes, teams, and sporting organisations from 30 countries offering training on coaching development, peak...

Duration:01:26:16