Our Team

Destination Beach Water Polo Fours has secured the services of some of the most decorated players in Australia to facilitate our trip. While the playing experience our coaches have is second to none, more importantly they are fun, outgoing and very easy to communicate with. This trip is all about providing a great learning environment that teaches good habits in and out of the pool. We want to impart on our participants our love of water polo and help develop skills that can last a life time.


Scott Nicholson

Head Coach & Founder

  • 12 Years in Australian National League

  • 2018 Australian National League Champion

  • 2011 Australian World University Games Team

  • 2008/9 Junior Australian Team

  • Current Vice-Captain of Australian Beach Handball Team

  • Bachelor of Arts Graduate from Sydney University with MBA

Scott is our head coach and founder, having loved playing water polo for the majority of his adult life. Scott predominantly plays centre back in the Australian Water Polo League with his club Sydney University and can’t keep away from the water and the beach. Having founded Beach Water Polo Fours, Scott is hoping that Destination Beach Water Polo will instill in participants the same lifelong love affair with the game that he has.


Michaela Davies

Goal Keeper Coach and Tour Manager

  • Junior World Water Polo Championships Bronze Medalist

  • Captain of Cronulla National League Team

  • Australian Water Polo League Champion

  • WPNSW Senior, Junior and Development Head Goalkeeper Coach

  • Tour Manager of the 2018 Pan Pacific Games and 2018 World Gay Games

  • Bachelor of Media and Communications Graduate from Hartwick College

Michaela has so many incredible achievements on her CV that we actually had to pick which ones to include. She is our forever smiling, expert travel manager who can organise a water polo tour with her eyes closed. When she isn't busy sending copious amounts of emails about water polo, Michaela is at the pool playing or coaching it. She is a pro when she gets in the water, but her bubbly attitude and energetic personality make her not only the perfect coach, but great friend to players of any age.


Michael Rosenthal

Water Polo Coach & Environmental Scientist

  • 5 x NCAA Champion with USC

  • Represented USA at 2013 World Water Polo Championships

  • Played for Radnicki Water Polo Club in Serbian League

  • Played for EC Pinheiros Water Polo Club in Brazilian League

  • Captain of the Sydney University National League Team

  • Bachelor of Human Biology Graduate from USC / Masters of Environmental Science and Law Graduate from Sydney University / Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management from Sydney University

Michael “Rosie” Rosenthal has a water polo CV that is second to none. Achieving five back to back national championships with the USC Trojans during his time at college, Rosie has travelled the world playing the game he loves. Michael is extremely passionate about the environment and is looking forward to imparting his knowledge of oceans and ecosystems to our participants as well as his extensive water polo experience. For any participants interested, Rosie can also provide valuable information and insight to the NCAA recruiting process.


Danielle Rosenthal

Dry Land Instructor and Movement Specialist

  • New Zealand International Water Polo Player

  • Bachelor of Communications Graduate from The University of Hawaii

  • Australian Water Polo League Champion

  • Certified Studio, Rehab and Mat Pilates Instructor

As a former New Zealand international, Dani has had an extensive water polo career that has also taken her around the world. She has always had an affinity for island nations in the pacific, having lived in New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. Dani is also a fully qualified pilates instructor, which will form part of the core training for participants – learning strength through movement, flexibility and patience. She can also whip up a mean Acai bowl if she can get her hands on the ingredients!


Emma Brown

Marketing Manager and Fixer of Problems

  • Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from UOW

  • Competed at 7 Australian Surf Live Saving Titles

  • Passionate learner of water polo skills

Emma is a critical component of our team, ensuring that all of our participants have awesome memories recorded on camera whilst working with our parents to ensure they are getting the best experience possible. Emma is your go to person for assistance with any issues or questions and she is always ready to help take a family portrait!