Coaching

Ipswich Grammar School 
Goodna Aquatic Centre | 3381 8240
Bundamba Aquatic Centre | 3282 2801
Carole Park Swim Centre | 3271 6116
Rosewood Aquatic Centre | 5454 1246

Noel Donnelly
Ipswich Grammar School

Noel has coached for 30 years with some success at national age group level in Australia with stints in UK and Asia. Proudest achievement is current with Woogaroo Swim Club past 6 years developing swimmers from Brisbane 4th division club to mid 1st division club. Excited to be taking on job at IGS and current group of swimmers both developing age groupers and those competitive at national level a priority. Training out of 50 metre pool at IGS allows us scope to take swimmers to their genuine potential and compete with the very best.

Stephen Ballhause

Goodna Aquatic Centre 

Stephen has spent the last 18 years teaching and coaching swimming in Queensland.
He has spend years with the Haley Lewis Swim School as swim teacher, assistant coach and head coach. With 5 years as head coach at Southside Rockets, taking the swim team from Div. 5 to Div. 3 in 3 seasons. In 2014 he trained his first National Age Championship breast-stroke swimmer. He also spent 9 months at Milton State School as head coach and swim teacher. 4 years at Goodna Aquatic centre with swimmers making open national, age national and PNG national for the last 2 years. State swimmers for the last 7 years and Bris-bane and Junior Metropolitan for the last 9 years. Open water swimmers for the last 3 years.

Neville Barnett

Bundamba Aquatic Centre

3282 2801

While watching his daughter train under Coach Dick Orbell and suffer-ing a bout of insanity Nev decided to start coaching. After 10 years of coaching Nev is still passionate about his “kids” and enjoys helping all of them achieve their goals. He strongly believes that “your mind will give up a thousand times before your body will give up once” and in-stills this in all his kids. With his favourite mantra being “NO PAIN NO GAIN” there lots laughter in each of his sessions.


Having trained lots of kids his most memorable moments are training the:
2015 & 2016 Finalist World Extreme Sport Challenge in the USA
National Medallist and State Medallists
2017 Triple World Medallist at World International Invictus Games in Canada
2018 Ironman Winner in West Australia
2018 Ironman competitors for Hawaii (Kona) Race
2018 Gatorade Triathlete Winner
2018 Competitor in Warrior Swim series held in Colorado USA

Levels

Requirements for GOLD entry are:
• 14 years or older
• Has desire to fulfill personal swimming potential at highest level of competition
• Satisfies coach with attitude/behaviour at workouts
• Attends 7 swim workouts per week
• Attends 2 of 3 gym workouts per week
• Qualified at State or National age group level in past 12 months
compete at all meets designated by coach and swim events at those meets designated by coach

Requirements for SILVER entry are:
• Attends 5 swim workouts per week
• Attends Wednesday AM strength & conditioning workout
• Competes at club designated swim meets a minimum of 6 events per year
• Compete at all meets designated by coach and swim events at those meets designated by coach

Requirements for BRONZE entry are:
• Attends on average 3 swim sessions per week
• Can swim 7 minutes 30 seconds for 400 freestyle
• Can swim repeat 100’s freestyle on 2.00
• Can swim all 4 strokes with proper race skills

Requirements for MINI SQUAD entry are:
• Must attend minimum of 2 sessions per week, no single session swimmers
• Has basic stoke skills on 3 strokes, can swim 50 metres on 3 strokes
• Encouraged to join swim club but not a requirement

Swim Timetable

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