Meet Our Coaches

de Lacy Swim School and Central Aquatic Swimming Philosophy

Not all swimmers reach their peak in their junior years, in fact, most don’t.

Here at Baysie, we have a great attitude and we look after one another.

It’s great to win, but being part of a swimming family and keeping swimmers in the water long enough to achieve their dreams, whatever those dreams are, are what we do here!

Head Coach

Wayne de Lacy

Wayne de Lacy, a Silver Licensed Coach, has been coaching for over 30 years. Training under and taking over the coaching business from his father, the very decorated Fred de Lacy, Wayne has inherited his father’s gift of getting the very best out of his swimmers. Continuing on in Fred’s unorthodox coaching format, Wayne is focussed on good technique and CAQ’s squad swimmers suffer almost zero training related injuries. Wayne’s credentials include coaching stints in both the WAIS high performance centre and at the AIS under Leigh Nugent, and he has sat on the SWA board for 8 years. He coached his niece Sally Hunter (nee Foster) until she joined the AIS, and he is continually producing State and National level swimmers. Quietly ambitious, Wayne has utmost belief in his swimmers and trains them to be responsible for their success in the water. A strong advocate of open water swimming and the lifesaving delivered by the club, Wayne oversees a well-rounded swimming programme that caters for everyone.


Junior Coach

Debra Foster

Debra Foster (nee de Lacy), a Silver Licensed Coach, is responsible for nurturing our younger swimmers. Deb has 30 years coaching experience and is arguably one of WA’s best technique coaches. A swimming superstar herself, Deb was the first West Australian to beat the minute clock in the women’s 100m freestyle (she just happened to pass on her swimming talents to her daughter, Olympian Sally Hunter, and son Tom Foster). Her racing experience puts her in good stead as she guides our swimmers through their competitive swimming journey and her advice sees our swimmers grow in confidence and ability time and time again. A diminutive, yet no nonsense coach, poolside she is often seen barefoot, jeans rolled up, coaching alongside Lane 1 in the outdoor Baysie Pool.

weekly schedule

05:30 am – 07:00 am

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

05:30 am – 07:00 am

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

05:30 am – 07:00 am

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

07:30 am – 09:00 am

09:00 am – 10:00 am (Royal Life Saving)

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