New man for the Job
15 Feb 2017
Sydney Olympic Park continues to grow as a centre of sporting excellence and welcomes the arrival of Job van Duijnhoven as the new head coach at the Aquatic Centre to oversee the development of young swimmers into elite athletes and future Olympians.
Job’s coaching career started in Amsterdam with the age group squad at swimming club ‘De Dolfijn’ in 2011, which successfully won the National Age point score for both long and short course four times in a row.
In 2012, he completed his masters in Human Movement Science in Eindhoven, Netherlands. After finishing his studies, Job got the opportunity to coach at the National Youth Training Centre in Amsterdam, where he helped two swimmers qualify for World Championships in 2013 – Moniek Nijhuis and Esmee Vermeulen.
Job decided to travel around Australia in 2014, where he visited most of the high performance swimming centres in the country. During this time Job was coaching at Trinity Grammar Swimming Team, Sydney University Swimming Team and provided performance analysis and technical advice.
Shortly after, he started working at NSWIS as biomechanist/performance analyst where he worked together with most of the swimming clubs in NSW in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
Joining the Sydney Olympic Park team in 2017, Job will manage the provision of high performance coaching to swimmers, coordinate the squad pathway program for swimmers moving into the competitive squad program, provide leadership and mentoring to other squad coaches and assist the swim team in promoting a positive team culture.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority welcomes Job to his new role, which will provide more opportunity for the Australian swimmers of tomorrow.