our history

Darwin Swimming Club is the oldest established Swimming Club in the Northern Territory. We started swimming in 1960 when Parap Swimming Pool was opened and haven’t looked back since.

Our logo is the water buffalo, a traditional logo for all ‘Darwin’ Clubs which has been modified to the smiling buffalo we use today and whilst not easily linked to swimming it has a long heritage in Darwin, Northern Territory.

We cater to a wide variety of swimmers, from kids straight out of learn-to-swim schools to swimmers competing at national competitions and everything in between. Our club provides a nurturing and supportive coaching environment, by focusing on the individual and holistic needs of our swimmers. This includes building their physical, mental and emotional strengths to thrive on the global stage.

    Management committee

    Our committee consists of the following members.

    • President - Adam Walo

    • Vice President - Howie Young

    • Treasurer - Tanya Roberts

    • Secretary - Stephen Ho

    • Registrar - Julie Mende

    • General Members - James Sheridan, Kathleen Baker-Brown and Valerie Smith

    Club constitution

    The club's fundamental principles are defined in the Club Constitution, click on the button below to get a copy of the document. 

    Our coaches

    Below is our hard working coaching team. They may look like a fun loving bunch, but they are dedicated to their craft and will get the best out of their athletes.

    Head Coach

    Tim Few is our head coach and leads our coaching team.

    Assistant Coach

    Adam Walo, is not only the Club President but is an assistant coach as well.

    Assistant Coach

    Coen Hutt (the guy on the left) is an assistant coach and part-time MC for our club nights and formals.

    Assistant Coach

    Tamsyn Walo is one of our National Squad swimmers and an assistant coach.

    Assistant Coach

    Sienna Walo is also on the National Squad and an assistant coach.

    Assistant Coach

    Jacqui Culgan is also on the State Squad and an assistant coach.

    Assistant Coach

    Bella Yates is also on the State Squad and an assistant coach.

    Assistant Coach

    James Smith  is also on the National Squad and an assistant coach.

    Assistant Coach

    Taylia Sheridan is also on the State Squad and an assistant coach.