Club Support Network

The medical, physio, nutritional and personal well being network of the Club for swimmers has been developed over the last 15 years.  It is important for parents and swimmers to understand that we need a group of professionals who liaise with each other and with the coaches so we know what is going on physically, mentally, and health wise with all the swimmers under our care.

Parents are investing a large part of their time (and money) in to helping their children become better athletes and better people. The Club therefore employs a Coaching group lead by Brian which has to have access and confidence in the professionals they are dealing with to ensure they are familiar with the Club’s standards, values and culture. Further we have to ensure the professionals we are dealing with are comparable or better than what is offered in the other top Club’s in Victoria and Australia.

It is on this premise that we strongly advise all members to use the Club’s network of professional Support staff as follows. Use of other professionals should be discussed with Brian or Sam.

Strength and Conditioning Coach/Nutritionist

Sam Fenton – McDonald Way, Churchill – MOB 0421 993 897

Sam has been the Club’s S & C coach for nearly 15 years and is the first point of contact for any swimmer wishing to progress out of the water. Sam is available to all swimmers to assist their physical development and may be required to individualise certain programs if the athlete requires greater assistance. in some cases this may mean appointments at his house (where he has a specialised gym) which could incur additional cost to the swimmer. Sam has a masters degree in High Performance Sport and is also well versed in the Nutritional needs of our team.

Physiotherapist

Rob Stevenson – LV Physio – Breed Street, Traralgon – (03) 51761834

Rob has been the Club’s physio for nearly 20 years and has had extensive experience with swimming injuries. Sam and Rob speak regularly about all “matters swimming” and the connection between the two of them is extremely important to monitor the progress of the athlete. Rob will undertake the Skeletal Testing for our Squads (and Academy of Sport swimmers)and he is our key contact for all physiotherapy needs.

If the matter is Urgent please refer the matter to Brian who will ring Rob’s mobile and obtain the appointment needed. Rob will provide a discount to Traralgon Swimming Club members.

Andrew Cameron – 0427 047 317

Andrew is an ex-National Traralgon swimmer who is a fully qualified physiotherapist specialising in screenings for our athletes and establishing strategies and conditioning programs with Sam Fenton to prevent injuries.

Andrew has been chosen as the Physio for the  Australian 2017 team to the World University Games and we are fortunate to have him as part of our club network.

Masseur

Veronica Roberts – Shakespeare Street, Traralgon – 0402 445 693

Veronica has been Club masseur for over 10 years, liaises extensively with Rob and Sam and has been involved in many National, State and Country team trips with the Club. Her expertise with the swimmers with pre, post and remedial massage has been a crucial part in the development of our “network” of swimming specialists. Veronica provides a discount to Traralgon Swimming Club members.

Doctor

Roger Fitzgerald – Breed Street Clinic, Traralgon – (03) 51761933

Roger has been assisting the Club for over 20 years and has been instrumental in the Club adopting a Flu injection program and the assistance in understanding Blood Testing for checking iron levels. His experience with our swimmers now means we have access to a doctor who understands the training, medical and health regime required by junior athletes and keeping them in the water.

If any athlete or parent has a medical concern or question please refer to Brian who will obtain the answer from Roger within 24 hours.

Sports Physician

Karen Holzer – Melbourne, Leongatha, Korumburra – (03) 98279362

Karen is one of the most outstanding Sports Physicians in Australia and her services are sought far and wide. She deals with Nunawading Swimming Club in the City and many of Traralgon’s swimmers seek her advice and treatment from time to time.