Head Coach Kim 'Eulo' Eulenstein is an all round water woman with a life-time spent swimming in pools, open ocean and surfing around the world. In her youth Kim trained with a Sydney swim club for over ten years competing in hundreds of carnivals around Australia including CHS, Metro, State and National Championships. She has attended countless training camps, workshops and high performance programs over the years.
In her early teens Kim was enticed into swimming for North Steyne Surf Club in a range of open ocean swims, iron-woman competitions and their branch, state and nationals teams. Following years of swimming down the black line, training the body to near failure and racking up a stack of medals, hours at competitions and travel time, Kim threw in the towel on competitive pool swimming and continued her passion for ocean swimming, free-surfing and freediving.
After completing her HSC, Kim moved into studies at Charles Sturt University while teaching and coaching at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre as an Austswim and ASCTA/ Swim Australia Coach. Learn to Swim, Adult Beginner, Stroke Development and Junior Squad Development were her favourite programs. She also worked heavily in the administration side and worked pool deck lifeguarding alongside her former Surf Life Saving Captain, Jon Cowell. Kim credits her early development as a coach to the incredible team of mentors at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre which was the venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the largest aquatic centre in the Southern Hemisphere. One of Kim's main coaching mentors was former training partner Andrew Hancock who spent five years as the University of West Florida Head Coach and now heads the Emmanuel College Swim Team program.
Over the past decade Kim has worked across various roles in the sports industry including an early gig at a large sports management company in Olympic Park. They worked heavily in NRL, AFL, Basketball, Soccer and Union. She has worked for a variety of state sporting bodies including Masters Swimming NSW as well as the international swimming brand 'Zoggs'.
In 2012 Kim launched Girl Surf Network, the largest womens surf platform in the world which focuses on the active promotion of womens surfing around the world. She has run countless training camps and coaching seminars with WSL World Tour Surfers across Australia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Kim is the current Pan Pacific Masters Games Open Water (1km) Champion (first female finisher) following a win on the Gold Coast, beating the next best place getter by over 30 seconds.
Over the past ten years Kim has worked with a range of high performance swimmers, WQS and WSL surfers, winter Olympians, professional boxers, competitive freedivers, triathletes, rock climbers, XXL Big Wave surfers, UFC fighters and top level NRL teams. She is a published author with book sales across 30+ countries and features in Redbull Bulletin, Swellnet, Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmopolitan, Smorgasboarder and Joyce Magazine. Kim credits a lot of her surfing coaching knowledge to 14 x Australian Surfing Champion Sandra English, former ASP/WSL World Surf League top ten competitor Rebecca Woods. She commonly works with groups of paramedics, NSW Police, ex-military personnel and marine services. A lot of Kim's university study is around cardiac health, respiratory function, nervous system, biology, behavioural science and specific effects of hypoxia, hypercapnia, bradycardia as well as kidney function, hemoglobin and hematocrit.
Working with a large variety of high performance, competitive athletes in recent years prompted Kim to create a specific swimming program that covers mind, body and soul. Ocean fitness, swim technique, paddle technique, general fitness, breath-holding, water competency, general water skills, board control, breath control, power and drills being just some of the focal points of her program. There is a strong focus on breath work, hypoxic training, anxiety, stress, panic management, relaxation, mindset and self awareness. On top of that Kim is a swim technique specialist that can fine tune even the strongest of pool, ocean, triathlon swimmers and competitive freedivers.
Elite Salt Academy offers a wide range of aquatic programs from basic Learn to Swim and water phobia to elite high performance training. We also offer specific programs in water therapy, PTSD, ocean therapy and general recovery. Whether you're a weekend warrior, absolute beginner or Olympic athlete we'll have something for you.