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New Coach Media Release

We are excited and proud to announce some new additions to our coaching team.

Stephanie Demestichas joins the ETPA full program coach team.

After years of athletic and personal development we could not be happier about announcing Stephanie Demestichas as our newest full program coach. Steph has been working directly with head coach Mat Tippett for over 5 years now which has seen her develop into a competitive professional triathlete. In parallel with her professional development Steph has been actively coaching a small group of athletes and swim coaching for some of Melbourne’s leading triathlon clubs. Steph will become one of only three full time female coaches in the Victorian Triathlon Industry and we are stoked she has found a home with ETPA.

Steph will continue scaling up her commitment to triathlon coaching over the coming years while she pursues her professional triathlon goals. This appointment is a massive win for triathletes in Victoria with the ongoing focus on equality in sport.

Follow this link to view Steph’s profile

Marcus Blake takes on a swim coach advisory role with ETPA

After seven successful years at the helm of ETPA swimming Marcus Blake takes on the role of Advisory Swim Coach. This role sees Marcus further develop his coaching expertise through education, strategic planning, and specialist skill development. Marcus will be spearheading the next phase of our squad development while overseeing our new Head Swim Coach, Dom Scholtes and our stroke development coach, Dave Edwards.

Dominic Scholtes becomes ETPA Head Swim Coach

Dom has worked closely with Marcus Blake over the last five years in a supportive role. Dom has been principally tasked with providing technical support on swimmer skill development and in water leadership while our program has been in a development phase. Dom brings a wealth of coaching, teaching and practical swimming knowledge that has seen him swim the following impressive times:

  • 100m Breaststroke PB 1.03.24

  • 100m Free PB 52.18

  • 200m Free PB 1.56.94

  • 400m Free PB 4.07.3

Dom also boasts a Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Performance. We are so happy to be part of the journey of a coach with the credentials of Dom.

Follow this link to view Dom’s profile

ETPA would like to congratulate both coaches on their appointments.


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