Elite Swimming


Meet The Coaches

John Stathis

John Stathis

ASCTA Bronze Coaching Licence,
Swim Teacher & Coach for almost 20 years,
Swim Australia Teacher Course Facilitator and presenter.
Main role; building students up to transition from Learn to Swim to Junior Squad, so technique is maintained.

Bachelor of Business

Chris Stathis

Chris Stathis

Chris is the Director of Swimming and oversees the standard & quality of the swim program here at Elite.
He also heads the coaching team at Essendon Aquatic by applying his knowledge on high performance training
& sports science.

ASCTA Silver Coaching Licence,
Swim Teacher & Coach for almost 20 years,

Bachelor of Science (Melbourne University)

Master of Applied Science (Victoria University)

PhD (Victoria University)






Chris Briffa

Chris has been with Elite Swimming for over 4 years. Working primarily with Junior squads at VU. 
Enjoys coaching and seeing kids develop in their swimming.

Bronze level coach
Have been Austwim qualified since 1998.
Has cert. 3 & 4 in Fitness. Registered with Kinect (VicFit)
THUMP Level one & Advanced Accredited Boxing for Fitness Instructor
Group exercise Instructor
Children’s Trainer