Pancha is a highly experienced coach who has been coaching successfully for over 30 years. In this time he has coached many State and National age champions. Pancha has also been the development coach of many outstanding swimmers who have continued on to international competitions. He started coaching in Southern California in 1984 before moving to Riyadh to work in the British International school.
He has also been the lead coach of Junior State programs at SOPAC (formally SAC Seals) and MLC Marlins, when these clubs won the NSW junior state point scores. Pancha was also Head Coach of PLC School and guided the school team to 8 victories in the prestigious NSW independent Girls’ Swimming association between 2006- 2017. He comes back to SOPAC with a passion to develop the next generation of outstanding swimmers.
Pancha is an avid fan of Cricket and Soccer, but he is most passionate about coaching swimming.
Coaching Appointments / Achievements:
- Level 2 Silver Advanced Coach
- Multiple NSW Swimming Teams
- NSWIS scholarship holder coach
- 1st National Age Gold Medallist 2007
- NSW Junior State Championships, Point Score Champions (Lead Coach)
- Senior Assistant Coach Lane Cove (2018-2021)
- Head Swimming Coach Presbyterian Ladies College 2006-2017
- Junior Head Coach MLC Marlins 2002-2006
- Junior Head Coach SAC Seals (SOPAC) 1998-2001