ASC Coaching Team

ASC Head Coach Simon Redmond and his very talented and enthusiastic ASC Coaches Paolo, Renee and Shaun along with the Arena Swim Club Committee

“Welcome you to the Arena Swim Club”.

Our Swim Club was founded in May 2000 and is affiliated with the Western Australian Swimming Association (Inc) and Swimming Australia Ltd.

Let us introduce you to our Head Coach Simon Redmond

Simon Redmond (Head Coach ASC)

Simon Redmond – ASC Head Coach “Westpac Swimmers Awards – Coach of the Year 2020”

Simon has had a successful coaching career spanning over 25 years where he has coached athletes at an international level and has been selected as a coach on a number of Australian swim teams. Simon joins Arena Swim Club after an illustrious career with the Fremantle Port Swimming Club which he assisted in establishing in 1996. Simon comes to Arena with the endorsement of Leigh Nugent, former Australian Head Swim Coach, Swimming Australia, Swimming WA, WAIS, and Bud McAllister.

Simon, who previously coached Lara Mist (nee Carroll), to a Bronze medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games as well as helping her achieve selection on multiple FINA World Championship teams and making a final at the 2004 Athens Olympics, is looking forward to joining the Arena Swim Club as he aims to help our future generation achieve their own level of success.

Simon is a skilled technician of the sport. He has produced a number of great medley swimmers, has a great understanding of what is required to be successful in each stroke and will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the Arena Swim Club.

All Coaching Queries please email Simon


Paolo Da Silva – ASC Coach

Paolo is currently a National Red Cap Swimmer and Coach within ASC Programs.

Every club needs a “spiritual leader” and Paolo is that to this club in so many ways and to such an extent that it is hard to explain. He has the respect of every swimmer, every parent and every coach. He leads by example in the water and out. He demands a standard from all his teammates when training and demands that they make “podium choices” when out of the pool. At swim meets – he is the loudest (thank goodness they took the horn off him), but he constantly demonstrates to his teammates an excellent respect for opposition swimmers and leads by example when dealing with race results both positive and not so.

He is engaged in tertiary study toward a degree in Sports Science – works part time as a life guard at HBF Arena – coaches within the club and still finds time to work with the school’s community where he coaches school swim teams over summer.

Renae Lambourne – ASC Junior Coach

Renae is ASC Junior Coach you will see Renae on pool deck coaching ASC Bronze, Silver Squads, you will also see Renae coaching our Comp/Fit Squad. Renae brings her happy nature and attention to details for skills to the program.  Renae comes from a learn to swim background which is a perfect opportunity for her to develop her coaching career further with ASC coaching team.  Renae also swims and is engaged in full times study at

Arena Swim Club is an A Division Premiership Swim Club with a strong membership base and expanding all the time. It is located at HBF Arena, Kennedya Drive, Joondalup.   The ASC operates from the multi-million dollar aquatic facility which features a 50-meter 10-lane indoor heated competition pool.

Arena Swim Club is a Competitive Swimming Club starting with our Bronze Squads through to our National Swimmers,  we also offer a Comp FIT training squad.

As a Club, we celebrate the swimmers who have reached an international standard of competition but equally, we are excited to see an ever-increasing number of young swimmers joining our club as they learn about the sport, the team and indeed themselves. We revel in the opportunity to recognise and reward genuine effort as well as results.

Arena Swim Club is run by dedicated volunteers who as Committee Members are committed to providing a high level of support for our Coaches,  Club Members, and Swimmers.

Arena Swim Club Parents/Guardians are also committed to supporting our swimmers as they endeavor to achieve their very best.  A positive, happy and friendly environment is what Arena Swim Club strives for and one which we work hard to maintain and enhance all the time.

The Arena Swim Club operates under a strict “healthy club” policy, designed to ensure all swimmers can participate in a healthy, safe and rewarding environment.

See you on Pool Deck

Arena Swim Club