Waterpolo Coaches

 

 

Alberto Vela – Mens, Girls and Boys Coach

Hi, my name is Alberto, I have been coaching water polo at DVE Aquatic for 5 years. I come from a swimming background, competing at national level (in Venezuela) when I was 12 and 13 years old. I entered the world of water polo at Uni, where I played for nearly 4 years, and I have loved the game ever since. It is a great way to keep fit in the water and have fun with friends! I love coaching at DVE Aquatic as it is a very inclusive club, which strives to bring the best of the players and helping them grow, both in and out of the pool.

What I love the most about coaching is seeing the players become more confident with the game, gaining new skills, improving all the time and having fun along the way. During the last 5 years, I have coached our junior teams making finals with different age groups. What I love the most about these teams is that no matter if we make it to the finals or not, everyone gives it their all in the pool and has fun.

 

 

 

Noah Raz

My name is Noah Raz. I was a competitive swimmer for DVE from 2012 to 2017 at state level and played in the U-16 Water Polo team in 2016 and the seniors in 2017. 

Since then I have acquired my Austswim levels in learn to swim and water safety and concurrently work as a swimming teacher at Streamline Swim School. In the future I aspire to earn my competitive strokes Austswim accreditation in order to coach swimming at a higher level.

I love swimming instruction and coaching and am highly invested in my students. I give my all in every session to ensure they get the most out of it and to help them along the way to achieving their goals.

 

 

Macy McGrath - Coach, Goalkeeper for girls and U12 teams

 

 

 

 

Omar Vela Wheen – U14/16 Coach

Hi, my name is Omar, I am 18 and I have been playing water polo for the last 6 years. I love everything about water polo but mainly having fun with friends competing in tournaments and creating memories for a lifetime.

I enjoy coaching the under 14s and 16s as at this age my love for the sport really flourished. When coaching the under 14 and 16 year old players I want to make sure they have a great experience, hoping they love the game as much as I do. That will be amazing and a great personal reward.

I have represented Peru in the 2015 Sud-American Championships, I have played with the Victorian Team in the U14 and U16 categories, and have come 3rd in Australia with DVE Aquatic for U16 AYC competition. And in 2020, came 10th in Australia for U18 AYC comp playing with the Richmond tigers. I have also played in the tri state competition with DVE U16 team in which our team came 1st in 2020.