Head Coach / High Performance Coach
Cameron Hawthorn is our Head Coach and High Performance Coach.
Cam is a dedicated and experienced high performance swim coach. He is extremely passionate about working with all levels of swimmers having developed many learn to swim and squad programs from inception. Cam is not only enthusiastic about his swimming club but swimming in Western Australia as a whole. He loves and continues to work closely with Swimming WA to provide coaching clinics, talent ID and coach mentoring across the State, especially throughout regional WA.
After spending the majority of his coaching career in NSW, he relocated to WA in 2018 to be Head Coach at Breakers Swim Club. When the opportunity arose to take on the high performance role at Scarborough Beach Swimming Club out of the iconic Scarborough Beach Pool, he couldn't let the opportunity pass him by.
Cam is a National Silver Level coach and is currently completing his Gold Licence through Swimming Australia and ASCTA. He also sits on the ASCTA WA Board. Cam has several State record holders, National finalists, National podium finishes as well as Master's world record holders to his name.
He prides himself on motivating his swimmers to reach their utmost potential but ensures they're having fun and are cared for in the process.
Junior Performance Head Coach
Drew is a well accomplished triathlete, surf club athlete and open water swimmer who has competed at National level many times in all 3 disciplines. Drew has carried this vast sporting knowledge into his coaching and uses his enthusiasm to educate the next generation of athletes.
After starting his coaching career at Sorrento surf club, he then transitioned to swim teaching at Craigie before running the junior program at Breakers Swimming Club.
Currently studying Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at ECU, he intends to use his studies to continually improve every aspect of the development of young athletes. In his position of Junior Performance Head Coach, Drew applies his enthusiasm and creativity, together with his studies and vast swimming experience and knowledge, to further develop all the swimmers that he coaches.
Shannon is passionate about developing and strengthening swimmers from all walks of life. From reducing injuries to increasing fitness, her main goal is to give everyone she works with, a strong base to achieve their goals. She considers swimming a personal journey which builds character, discipline, and a wealth of life experience.
Her own personal swimming journey consisted of Pool and Open Water Swimming. Throughout her swimming, she took pride in representing herself, her club, not to mention the state at various regional, state, and national competitions building her knowledge and understanding of the sport firsthand through her experiences. Shannon cites the 2015 Pacific School Games and Rottnest Channel swim amongst some of her fondest memories whilst competing.
Shannon's experiences in competition allowed her journey to evolve to helping others achieve their best through junior coaching opportunities until she was offered the privilege of leading Kwinana Swimming Club as Head Coach. She considers her journey until now a valuable apprenticeship which prepares her for the next exciting chapter in her journey.
From coaching at junior local level through to senior international, Shannon has worked with state, national, and international medallists. She values hard work and fun above all else to develop the skills that will allow you to enjoy swimming as a lifelong journey.
Madi is our Dolphins Squad Coach, also assisting with the Adult & Surf squad and State Age squad.
Madi has come from a background in swimming, having competed throughout her childhood and reaching a National level. She loves the water and hopes to encourage all kids to continue swimming and enjoy the experience just as much as she does.
Madi has completed a Diploma in Sport Development and is currently studying a degree in Exercise Sport and Rehabilitation at University. She also has previous experience in swim teaching, which she does during the holiday vacations.
Anthony (AJ), a nationally accredited licenced coach since 1993, has diversified his coaching skills across all types of swimming. Whether it be learn to swim, competition swimming, masters swimming , triathlons, open water, water polo, surf swimming and importantly, the casual or non-competitive swimmer, AJ has provided the passion for stroke technique and overall enjoyment of the sport to his array of swimmers.
AJ has loved giving back to the swimming community since his days of competition swimming, having represented Australia in the 1985 Pan Pacific Games, the 1986 Commonwealth Games and numerous other Australian Team tours throughout his swimming career.
After a disappointing 1988 Olympic Games Australian Selection Trails, AJ turned his attention and focus on Water Polo, a sport he continues to play with club team Triton.
Career highlights have been numerous A grade winning trophies and selection in 1989 Men’s State Team competing at the Australian Titles for a WA silver medal. The 2019/20 season rates as one to be remembered with 5 family members playing in the one Triton team.
However with some unfinished business in the pool AJ decided to have one more go at Olympic selection setting his sights on the 1992 Australian Olympic Selection titles.
Breaking back into the Australian Team for the European tour of 1992 was a swimming career highlight and an awakening as at this time AJ knew it was time to finally retire and begin to focus on life after swimming.
In 2000, AJ was presented the Australian Sports Medal to acknowledge his sporting excellence.
He believes in providing each swimmer with knowledge, skills and insight into how to swim well and how to enjoy this great sport of swimming.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Allie is an experienced sport scientist and strength and conditioning coach, with an interest in injury prevention.
Allie has an extensive knowledge of swimming, which began with a Biomechanics and Performance Analysis practicum placement with the Canadian Sport Institute in 2010. She then went on to further develop these skills at the Australian Institute of Sport, after being awarded a postgraduate scholarship to work with the Sport Science support team for Swimming Australia. This included technique analysis and race analysis, which took her to Nationals in 2013 and 2014 and the Pan Pacific Championships in 2014. During this time she completed an honours degree in Swimming Biomechanics, and spent some time in the AIS gym learning from some of the best S&C coaches in Australia.
She is passionate about helping athletes to reach their potential by using the gym to optimise strength and prevent injury. She started at SBSC in April 2019, and is excited to see the growth of our swimmers with such a supportive and experienced team.