About Us

Canberra Cascades Artistic Swimming Club is a non-profit, parent-run organisation,  established last year, to provide youth in the ACT area an opportunity to develop athletic and artistic skills in the sport of synchronised swimming.

Our mission is to provide accessible Artistic Swimming programs on recreational and competitive levels and to positively influence and encourage young adults and women. We aim to promote awareness of the value and contributions of artistic swimming to communities at the local, regional and national levels.

Artistic swimming is a unique sport that stuns audiences with feats of athleticism, split-second timing of intricate moves, artistic choreography, eye-catching highlights and inner and outer beauty of each athlete.

Our highly qualified coaches follow the principles of Long Term Athlete Development in order to nurture the best in your child in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Eloise Amberger OLY  

eloiseEloise began swimming when she was just a few months old. At the age of 11, she discovered the sport of Synchronized Swimming and never looked back. Eloise made her first national team at the age of 15 and competed for Australia for 11 years at 3 x World Championships,  2 x World Cups, 2 x Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, where she and duet partner Sarah Bombell won a bronze medal. Eloise started swimming for Neptunes club in Brisbane and joined the Gold Coast Mermaids club when it formed, swimming under coach Marina Kholod. Eloise retired from the sport after the London Games, but still has a passion for this amazing sport and wants to help other young girls realize their Olympic Dream by passing on her skills and knowledge of the sport. Eloise commenced coaching for Canberra Cascades Synchronized Swimming club in December 2017.

 

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Head Coach
Bobbie Dawson

As a Canadian living in Australia, Bobbie joined the Australian synchronized swimming community in 2014 when she began assisting with the National Team in October 2014.  Bobbie is listed as a G level judge for Australia and has judged at various national and state competitions and has been appointed to judge at the 2017 Comen Cup in Portugal. She is a national team selector and also the state judging coordinator for ACT and NSW.

Bobbie’s Canadian synchro experience, spanning across almost 20 years, includes that of a swimmer, coach and judge. As an athlete, Bobbie worked and trained with a number of Canadian National Team coaches and athletes trained under the High-Performance program and attended the Canada Talent Identification Camp.

Bobbie Dawson is a certified competitive coach and judge and has undertaken a number of assistant and head coaching roles.

Bobbie has a passion for the sport of synchronized swimming and truly believes in its ability to build character, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment in young people. Her coaching philosophy is to empower each athlete to achieve their full potential as an individual and as part of a team, promoting the values of respect, accountability and self-confidence. Bobbie’s approach to coaching is to create a comprehensive program from beginner to competitive swimmers which is built on both the pursuit of excellence as well as a holistic approach to training athletes.

Are you someone who already has previous experience with the sport of Synchronized Swimming? 

Curious about this sport and would like to check it out as a swimmer, club member, judge, official or coach?

We are looking to build our community with a range of members.

Please join us by contacting us through the website.