Ron McKeon

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Ron McKeon is Swimming Australia's National Open Water Coach and Performance Manager and its High Performance Coach.

[edit] Athletic Career

The former Australian Swim Team member for 10 years representing the country at two Commonwealth Games (1978 and 1982) and two Olympic Games (1980 and 1984). McKeon also competed in numerous Surf Life Saving championships.

[edit] Coaching Career

McKeon has over 30 years of professional experience working across swimming and Surf Life Saving in Australia. McKeon held a position as a scholarship coach at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra between 1984 and 1986. In 1990, he became a Director and Head Coach at McKeon Swim School in Wollongong. He has been the president of Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA) and a board member for both ASCTA and Swimming Australia since the late 1990s. He has placed athletes on teams at the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Short Course, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, World University Games as well as the Youth Olympic and Commonwealth Games Festivals.

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