Artemis Aquatics Term 1 2024

Artemis Aquatics Term 1 2024

Welcome to the world Henry James Harris:

On Saturday 10 February, we were delighted to hear the beautiful news of the safe arrival of Henry James Harris. We extend our warmest congratulations to Head Swim Coach, Brad Harris and his wife Jade, and every good wish to the Harris family.


Welcome Nick Robertson to Artemis Aquatics Swim Club:

Brad will be on parental leave from Monday 19 February and returning Monday 18 March. Whilst Brad is on leave, it’s a great privilege to welcome swim coach Nick Robertson to step into Brad’s role as Head Swim coach for GSV Swimming and Artemis Aquatics Swim Club.

Nick coaches with SwimWell, who run our adult and masters swim squads in Artemis. Nick has spent the past fortnight shadowing Brad on pool deck and getting to know our swimmers. He is well prepared to ensure our swimmers continue to progress their swimming and training.

We asked Nick to share a bit about himself…

“I am a dedicated swim coach with a passion for technique and efficient swimming. Outside of the pool, I am still actively involved in open water swimming, water safety and distance swimming events.

I was born in Melbourne and have spent time living in both Hong Kong and the UK throughout my career. I am looking forward to helping MGGS swimmers achieve their goals in a relaxed and focused manner.”


Welcome to Holly Sinclair and Gabe Watson, Learn to Swim School Assistants: 

In early February, we also welcomed two new faces to Artemis Aquatics Learn to Swim. Holly Sinclair and Gabe Watson join the team as our Learn to Swim School Assistants, inspiring our young swimmers to love the water and to be strong, capable swimmers for life.


Meet Holly: 

Hi! My name is Holly Sinclair, and I am the new Learn to Swim assistant here at MGGS.

I have been a swimming teacher since I was 15 years old. I have taught Learn to Swim across Melbourne, America and Ireland teaching all different levels and backgrounds.

Swimming has always been a passion of mine, growing up as a competitive swimmer myself. My dad and Brother were both swimming coaches as well as competitive swimmers, so I learnt a lot from them. Being around the water full time is something I have always wanted to do and hope to continue doing.

Getting my swimming teaching qualifications was the best move I have made and has allowed me to grow in my role and evolve into hopefully a career!

I have always enjoyed teaching the younger levels. Being able to watch as children grow in confidence around the water is something that I find valuable in my job.

As a former competitive swimmer I believe I can relate to the journey a swimmer has to go on and the dedication it takes to continue with it long term. It’s a tough and sometimes heart-breaking sport!

I am looking forward to the next chapter in my swimming career and hope to continue developing my skills.


Meet Gabe:

Hi, my name is Gabe, and I will be working alongside Holly as one of the new Learn to Swim Assistants!

I am excited to join the Artemis Team and work in such amazing facilities. Originally from Wangaratta, I moved to Melbourne for university at the beginning of 2020 and have been here ever since.

I have over 12 years of competitive swimming experience and over 7 years of coaching and swim teaching experience and am very excited to share this with the team.

Outside of work and the pool, I enjoy quiet time away from the business of everyday life. In my free time you will often find me watching Netflix, teaching myself piano, or finding new, delicious food spots with friends and family.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping fulfill the potential of the Artemis Learn to Swim Program in 2024 and beyond!


Sally Bailey, Executive Director Artemis Programs