Kattya has always been a swimmer. From her first lessons she had a great start and was taught by Forbes Carlile, Australia’s first Olympic Swim Coach and trainer of Shane Gould at Ryde swimming pool in Sydney. From there she had the bug and continued to swim through her school years at a competitive level.
Kattya’s passion lies in the beginnings, “I want all those that come to us to love the water as much as I did because you don’t get to squad level without first loving to swim.”
Kattya saw a need in the market for parents frustrated with paying for lessons and seeing no progress. So began KSS AQUATICS . “I love nothing more than seeing a child achieve.”
Starting with just 4 students in 2008, KSS AQUATICS has grown and evolved and now teaches over 500 students per week.
Kattya holds qualifications with Austswim in Infant and Pre-school Swimming, Swimming and Water Safety, Access and Inclusion, Competitive Strokes & Adults. She is an ASCTA accredited Development Coach and is qualified to assess trainee teachers for certification in the swim industry.
With 20 years experience, Kattya has a passion for aquatic education and imparts this knowledge onto her staff to provide high level consistent program teaching.
In 2016 Kattya joined the Aquatics team at Brisbane Boys College in Toowong as the Junior GPS coach for boys in Yrs 5-7.
2017 saw the College crowned Champions for the first time in their swimming history. “I won’t predict anything historic, but nothing is impossible”. – Michael Phelps