ASA Team

Name Image Title Bio
Lúcás Ó'Ceallacháin General Manager Performance & Pathways


Lúcás Ó’Ceallacháin is a leader with over 20 years global experience in high performance sport as an athlete, coach and leader. His areas of expertise are coach development, high performance strategy and athlete career transitions.​

He graduated with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Management from UCD in 2011 and holds diplomas in sports law, sports psychology, sports journalism and strength and conditioning. In addition, he holds qualifications in Suples training systems, psychological safety, motivational interviewing and Lego Serious Play.​ He is currently pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance.

Before relocating to Australia to work with the Australian Institute of Sport he oversaw Wrestling Canada’s high performance program where he led them to a record breaking 4 medal world championship performance.

As part of the AIS HP Coach Development Team, he led the National Generation 2032 Coaching Program which grew from a pilot program of 10 coaches in 2021 to a national program with 54 coaches in 2023.

He speaks Irish, English, Russian and French. His personal values are play, love and care and these come to the fore in his work.

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Paula Klamburg Roque              

Team Australia 

Head Coach

Paula won an Olympic medal at the London 2012 Olympics and nine world championship medals as an Artistic Swimmer.

She then coached the Junior national team of Spain for seven years, winning medals in solo, duo, and Team at many competitions. In addition, Paula choreographed and coached countries like Mexico and Colombia and made routines for the Tokyo Olympics.

Paula took on the Head Coach role for Australia in 2022 and is preparing Team Australia for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Nawal Leon Kurson        

Team Australia 

Assistant Coach

Nawal started with Artistic Swimming as an athlete at the age of nine in Spain and swam at the National level for ten years. After finishing high school, she relocated to the UK and coached alongside Biz Price and Lolli Montico, helping junior and senior-aged British athletes. This was where she discovered her passion for coaching. Shortly after, she moved to Australia in 2013 and became involved with the Australian National Squads.

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Krisztina Szedlak          National Pathway Coach

Krisztina started with artistic swimming at the age of six in Hungary. She relocated to Australia in 2017 and is an active local and national Australian Artistic Swimming community member. She has many years of experience as a club head coach and team leader in Europe and Australia. Additional to her club coach experience, she has ten years of experience as a national coach in Hungary's, Australia's, and Switzerland's National teams. Since 2019 Krisztina has been the head coach of the Team Australian Junior Team.

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Alex Hynes               Movement Specialist  Alex has an extensive background in strength and conditioning, working with some of the nation's top athletes in Tennis Australia, Squash Australia, and others. Alex works with athletes in the Team Australia Underage squads, the Next Generation Squad, and the wider Pathway coaching team.
Lana Ireland             Performance Psychology and Athlete Well-being Lead 



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