Club`s History

 

Established in 1976, the Laverton Swimming Club (LSC) has been synonymous with swimming in Melbourne`s West promoting the development of recreational, and competitive swimming for swimmers of all abilities,genders and levels,from development through to National Championships. Since the begining the administration of the Laverton Swimming Club has been run by  a Committee of volunteers comprising of parents and young adults who have come through the (LSC) program, and does soo till this day.

Throughout the years, the Laverton Swimming Club maintained a strong representation in the competitive stream, and club level swimming.

However, between the years 2000 - 2010 due to changes, lack of pool space, change in coaches, and other clubs becoming more aggressive in there athlete recuitment, the Laverton Swimming Club stuggled to maintain a competive position in the surrounding area it operated in, this was obvious by early 2011 the club was contemplating closure.

Mid 2011, the Administration of the Laverton Swimming Club was approached by coach Sandro(Alex)Vasta with a vision of bringing back the lustre to the Laverton Swimming Club name.

The term,"Athlete focused,Coach driven,Parent supported" was the catalyst for Head Coach Vasta and a team of dedicated and commited  parents

for rebuilding the Laverton Swimming Club name.

 

Looking for new and innovative ways to create growth and improvement the Teams main focus was to emphasise the importance of a positive club culture built around integrity, respect, dedication, and self discepline. 

The coaching staff prescribing a balanced training program based off world leading practices, together with providing a positive learning environment to assist the athletes in reaching their full potential, and the ability of the coaches to adjust training needs to accommodate academic requirementshas seen the Laverton Swimming Club grow from strenght to strenght over the years. 

The Laverton Swimming Club is now considered a strong contender as one of the Western suburbs strongest Clubs, and perhaps one of the largest through their membership base.

 

The 2021 year will bring further changes to the structure of the Laverton Swimming Club. Firstly, changing the operating name to Laverton Wyndham Aquatics (LWA), to better reflect the demographics it operates in.

Secondly, and perhaps the most important, the collaboration of a joint venture with other entities. 

Performance Achievements

2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships: Six National Qualifiers  Paris Vasta, Vince Cartina, Koke Edge, Cartier Vasta, Bianca Mathews, Stella Soesanto.

Paris Vasta - Gold Medalist  100 Breastroke 

                    Silver Medalist 400 Idividual Medlley

4 x 50 Mixed Medley Relay - first Club relay at Nationals.

 Kobe, Cartier, Vince, Bianca. Significant PB.

‍2018 Swimming Victoria Touring Team Singapore: Paris Vasta.

Selected on the Victorian Team traveling to Singapore.

 Representing Victoria in the 14thNeo-Garden Chamionships - Bronze Medalist in the 4x100 Medley Relay

2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Age Nationals: Sydney - Four Qualifiers - Paris Vasta, Cartier Vasta, David Allen, Josh Allen  

Paris Vasta - Gold Medalist 200mt Breastroke

                    Silver Medalist 100mt Breastroke

                    Silver Medalist 400 Individual Medley

 

2018 Hancock Prospecting Commonwealth Game Trials - Gold Coast.

Paris Vasta - Finalist placing in the A final 200mt Breastroke, finishing 8th overall against the top swimmers of Australia.

Finalist placing in the B final finishing 12th overall.

2017 Georgina Hope Foundation - Brisbane:  three National Qualifiers  

Paris Vasta, Sean Gatt, Cartier Vasta

Paris Vasta - Bronze Medalist 200mt Breastroke

                    Silver Medalist 100mt Breastroke

                    4th 200 Individual Medley

                    4th 400 Individual Medley 

 

2017 Australian Open Water Championships: Adelaide  

Two Qualifiers

David Allen, Josh Allen

David Allen - 7.5 Km  10th

David Allen - 5.0 Km  10th

Josh Allen - 2.5 Km 7th

2017/18 Victorian Open Water Coach of the Year - Alex Vasta 

2016 Georgina Hope Foundation Age Championships:Adelaide

Three National Qualifiers Paris Vasta , Sean Gatt, Cartier Vasta

Cartier Vasta - Bronze Medalist 100mt Breastroke

2016 Hancock Prospecting Olympic Trials: Adelaide - Paris Vasta

Paris Vasta - 200mt Breastroke - Semi Finalist

2015 Georgina Hope Foundation Age Championships: Sydney - Three Qualifiers Karlene Pircher, Paris Vasta, Cartier Vasta

Karlene Pircher - Silver Medalist 200mt Breastroke - Junior Australian Team Qualifier Fina World Championships - Hawaii 

Paris Vasta - Bronze Medalist 200mt Breastroke

                    Bronze Medalist 100mt Breastroke

                    5th 400 Individual Medley

                    4th 200 Individual Medley

‍2015 ASCTA Victoria Achievement for Placing a Swimmer on an Australian Team: - Alex Vasta

2013 Georgina Hope Foundation Age National: Adelaide

Three Qualifiers - Paris Vasta, Charlie Liddel, John Ooi

Paris Vasta - Gold Medalist 200 Individual Medley

                    Silver Medalist 100mt Breastroke

                    Silver Medalist 400mt Individual Medley

                    4th 200mt Breastroke

2013 -  ASCTA - Victorian Age Group Achievement at Australian Age Championships: - Alex Vasta

 

Victorian State Team Representatives:

2013 - Paris Vasta

2015 - Paris Vasta

2016 - Cartier Vasta

2016 - Swimming Victoria - Special recognition for placing Swimmers on Victorian State Team: - Alex Vasta