Our Great Coach for this episode is Rohan Taylor
Rohan is a high performance swimming coach and the current National Head Coach of the Australian Swim Team, The Dolphins.
His coaching career started at the Shoalhaven Academy and moved through Carey Aquatic, Saddleback Valley Aquatics, Laguna Hills High School, Irvine Novaquatics and in 2000, he joined the coaching staff at the Nunawading Swimming Club.
Over his career he has produced and worked with some of Australia’s top swimming talent; most notably Olympic swimmers Leisel Jones, who won the 100 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Belinda Hocking
In 2008, he was appointed as high performance coach at Nunawading and in 2017 was appointed State Head Coach for Victoria and Tasmania.
The key highlights in this interview were
Rohan’s openness in explaining his coaching philosophy of collaboration, commitment, communication and consistency.
How he describes resetting the culture of his swimming squad with a simple act at every training session to deeply reinforce that individual’s are part of something far greater than just themselves.
How reflective he becomes discussing the mentoring of other coaches, and how he deals with managing moments of self doubt, replacing that with a purpose.
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