Somerton’s coaching program is deliberately skill driven and caters for all abilities from the novice to the elite. We focus on continual development and encouraging all athletes to bring their best to both training and competition. Fundamentally we believe in training at best effort, rather than over training.
Board/Swim/Ski: Head coach is James McBride and brings great composure and skills focus to both board and ski training. Connor Fear is our ski coach and brings great knowledge. Our other coach is Brad Keighran who runs Iron Training. Brad is also Somerton’s Vice President and responsible for Surf Sports.
Beach: Head coach is Alan Winson who has many years of experience with both sprint and flag disciplines. He is ably supported by Lisa Window and David McMillan.
Current opportunities for juniors are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
No Guts No Glory (NGNG) is a combination of swim and boards. The session is deliberately challenging and all attendees must be competent swimmers. Children who pose a risk to themselves and others will be removed from the water. Please make sure goggles are brought to every session.
For junior training that involves water we must have one water safety personnel for every 5 Nippers in the water. Parents are encouraged to help fill this role by getting their SRC or Bronze medallion. Please note that water safety personnel are mandatory for all junior water sessions and we must meet the ratio of 1:5 to proceed.