Coaches & Trainers

Katrina Gevaux

Aquatics Manager

“I am passionate about all aspects of swimming.”

Katrina has worked in the aquatics and recreation industry for over 17 years. She has a wide breadth of experience including swim teaching, aqua classes, club development and finance. Katrina’s dedication and forward thinking has been recognised with numerous industry awards including the Highly Commended Emerging leader at the Victorian Disability Awards and the Innovative Program award by the Aquatic Recreation of Victoria. Ivanhoe Swim is her vision come to life. Katrina is proud to be managing such a fantastic swim school and enjoys being part of a passionate, committed team.

Ako Kusafuka

Head Coach

“It is exciting to be part of an amazing team helping people chase their dreams.”

Ako’s whole life has been spent next to or in the pool. In Japan, Ako was a secondary school teacher and she has brought her passion for teaching and learning to Ivanhoe Swim. Ako has worked in a number of great programs both in Japan and Australia, coaching national age medalists in both countries. Ako is passionate about developing the next generation of athletes and coaches. 

Edmond Ansbro

Sports and Aquatic Team Leader

“It’s a privilege to work with industry leaders”

Edmond is passionate and aspiring young man who is known for fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. Having worked in the aquatic industry from the moment he left school, Edmond knows all aspects of Ivanhoe Swim. Edmond is studying a Bachelor of Business degree while double majoring in both sports and facility management, and marketing. Edmond is dedicated to creating a healthy and fun environment for not only his team but also all patrons of the pool and hopes everyone leaves with a smile and a desire to come back.

Our Coaches

Professional and Positive

“I’m thrilled to help the swimmers reach new levels of success.” Adam H (S&C Coach)

Our coaching team brings diverse experiences and knowledge to their respective squads and the coaching team. Our coaching team creates a positive learning environment where the swimmers have the opportunity to grow as athletes and people.

Our teachers

Knowledgeable and passionate

“The team culture encourages growth in and out of the pool.” James R

Our team of qualified teachers bring an unmatched level of enthusiasm and passion to each of their classes. We employ only experienced teachers who those who have gone through an internal training and mentorship program to ensure consistency across the program.