Friday, 22 March 2013

School Competition

More medals for MCC

Bronze! Year 11 200m Freestyle Relay

 Bronze! Year 8 200m Freestyle Relay

Bronze! Year 11 200m Medley Relay

 Bronze! Year 8 200m Medley Relay
Boys with Coach, James Hornby

For information regarding James Hornby's coaching 
phone: 0428432950 or email:

Thursday, 21 March 2013

School Competition

James Hornby has been a volunteer swim coach for Mandurah Catholic College since 2002 with tremendous success over the years. 

2013 College Relays

James Hornby with some of his swimmers

Gold! Year 6/7 200m Freestyle Relay

Gold! Year 6/7 200m Medley Relay

For information regarding James Hornby's coaching phone: 0428432950 or email:

Sunday, 3 February 2013

State Age and Open Championships.

Abbey Vergone and Coach, James Hornby

Last week some of the best swimmers in the state, including multiple Olympians, gathered for the State Age and Open Championships.

JCS Performance and Peel regional swimmer, Abbey Vergone, had an incredible meet achieving her National qualifying time for the 100m Backstroke. 

Abbey entered the event never having made a previous state final.  Abbey entered 8 swims, made 5 finals, and reserve for 2.  She narrowly missed 3 other National qualifying times. Outstanding results!

Abbey has been swimming with JCS Performance for only twelve months.  This has been a very challenging period for Abbey as she has had to learn a new way of training, with increased water and gym sessions, and race strategies.  This was certainly the foundation for Abbey's excellent performance throughout the State Meet.

James Hornby, as head coach of the JCS Performance squad, is always looking for new and innovative ways and ideas to allow swimmers to reach their full potential.  The approach to coaching competitive-level swimmers is fresh but incorporates over 20 years of coaching experience in the Peel region.  

Abbey’s efforts at state level are testament of hard work, discipline and dedication from both herself and also her coach.

James & Abbey would like to thank Allgo Engineering and Lane Ford for their support in helping Abbey achieve her goals.

Any Enquiries on JCS Performance please contact James on 
0428 432 950

Country Championships 2013

Jake Vergone and Sophie Vergone with Coach, James Hornby (Back)

Jake achieved 4 Personal Best times from 6 swims and received a Silver Medal in the Mens 14yrs 50 Butterfly.

Sophie achieved 9 PB's from 11 swims and received a total of 6 Medals.
Silver in the Women 11yrs 50 Backstroke.
Silver in the Women 10-12yrs 200 Freestyle.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 50 Breaststroke.
Bronze in the Women 11-12yrs 200 IM.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 100 Breaststroke.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 100 Backstroke.

Monday, 3 December 2012

South West Regional Swim Meet

Back left to right: Kahlee Woods, Abbey Vergone, and Jake Vergone. 
Front: Sophie Vergone.

Members of the JCS Performance squad performed extremely well at the recent South West Regional Swim Meet in Bunbury.

The swimmers achieved a number of PB's and won a swag of medals at the competition. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

 James Hornby with Olympic Swimming Coach - Bill Sweetenham

Swimming Coach, James Hornby, was recently invited to attend the State National Short Course event in Canberra.  James was recognised by ASCTA WA as a potential Short Course National Team coach.
While attending the event, James was privileged to spend some time with Olympic coach, Bill Sweetenham, who is his swim coach mentor.

Over many months of hard work and research, James has developed a High Performance Program that aims to take dedicated swimmers to the next level in the sport of swimming.

James said, “Swimming is a demanding and disciplined sport that requires focus and commitment and I endeavour to help swimmers achieve their goals.”

The program is also available for athletes of all sports.

For information ring James on 0428 432 950 or email: