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Performance Coach Advance (PCA)

'The Performance Coach Advance (PCA) programme aims to improve the quality of coaches working with talented pre-elite 15- to 21-year-old athletes'

These coaches fit within the Performance Coach community, as defined in the New Zealand Coaching Strategy

The PCA programme was launched in 2014 by Sport New Zealand in partnership with national and regional sport organisations (NSOs and RSOs), and regional sport trusts (RSTs).

While most of the athletes supported by PCA coaches will come from the Sport NZ Community and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) targeted sports, some coaches may be working with talented pre-elite athletes from other sports.

Over time the PCA programme will help ensure that New Zealand's talented young athletes get the coaching support they need to win on the world stage later in their sporting life.

Each year, Swimming will apply to Sport NZ for coaches to be a part of this out standing forward thinking programme.

The 2016-2017 PCA Swimming Coaches

Brigitte Mahan

Ken Nixon

Gwen Ryan