Sally has been a LTS Teacher at Miami Aquatic Centre for 18 years and a regular Masters Coach of Miami Masters since 2008. She swims herself regularly so experiences the benefits of regular swimming first hand. She also competes in Masters Events at Surf Lifesaving competitions at both State and Australian levels.
Sally assists all our swimmers to achieve their goals, whether they swim for fun, fitness or just like the friendship and social side of swimming with our Club. For swimmers retiring from regular training or for those taking up the sport later in life, her aim is for all Masters to have commitment to keep training for health, fitness and wellbeing in spite of increased challenges in their lives.
“My coaching philosophy for our Nerang unit is to help club members swim faster! I do stroke correction for a more fluid technique and timed mini-races every Saturday morning with the times recorded. We have good fun!”
Judy Bonning first started coaching Masters in Santa Barbara, California in the mid 70’s and as a young adult she was inspired and fell in love with Masters swimming from the beginning. After some time at the University of Alabama and earning a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology she then transferred to south Florida, which during that time she met future husband and Masters coach John Bonning at the 1988 World Championship at the Chandler Centre.
After nine years and two children, they moved to Sydney to work with Forbes and Ursala Carlile and Carlile Swimming. Judy was still able to coach Masters while helping John manage a very large swim school on the Northern Beaches. Wanting to own their own swim school (Billabong Swim School) and wanting to live on the beautiful southern end of the Gold Coast, they moved to Tweed Heads. Joining the Miami Masters has been wonderful and they have loved reconnecting them with many old friends. Judy loves running clinics and workshops emphasising good technique and is happy to be back coaching the Miami Masters when she can.