Some of our regions Swimmers, Coaches and Technical Officials at Age Nationals 2018

Swimming Gold Coast 

Supports 26 affiliated swimming clubs in the South Eastern region of Queensland known as the Gold Coast. Swimming Gold Coast provides officials, training and swimming information to the region and is proudly affiliated with both:

Swimming Gold Coast is fortunate to be supported by many wonderful volunteers, families, friends, swimmers and our sponsors, McDonalds.

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11 hours ago

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Surfers Paradise SC turn on an amazing race day with very enthusiastic relays and an olympian signing medals. ... See MoreSee Less

Surfers Paradise SC turn on an amazing race day with very enthusiastic relays and an olympian signing medals.Image attachment

 

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Best Junior Development club on the coast!!

Was a great experience and great learning curve for the young kids . The marshals were amazing and thank you for all your work today . The support you gave my son today was gold !!

2 weeks ago

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Congratulations to our swimmers taking part in State Teams Championships in Canberra this weekend swimming for Queensland. Big shout out to our officials also down there helping out as always. #QLDTeam ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our swimmers taking part in State Teams Championships in Canberra this weekend swimming for Queensland.    Big shout out to our officials also down there helping out as always.  #QLDTeam

 

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Thanks officials !! We appreciate it very much

3 weeks ago

Coach Karlyn Pipes from Kona, Hawaii has some tips on how breathe better, swim faster, go longer without getting tired.

Karlyn will be on the GOLD COAST soon and will be offering a one evening Faster Freestyle workshop at Bondi Uni on November 29 from 6-9 PM, and a two-day swim camp in Casuarina Dec. 1-2. More information at www.karlynpipes.com

Many swimmers and triathletes and swim much slower and with greater effort just because they are not breathing effectively.

You want to RELEASE your air, not BLOW it out. Try saying the word Alo-HA under the water. At the very least, you will be greeting the water with your ALOHA! Here are some addition tips:

• Try not to hold your breath and make sure to let some air out right away so the CO2 in your lungs doesn’t build up and expand making you feel like you need to breathe all the time. You just need some space! Release your air by humming or singing your air out always leaving a little in reserve.

• Try swimming with your mouth OPEN. Not only will this help you to relax your neck and shoulders, it will allow for a steady and soft airflow/air exchange. THINK: Talk to the FISHY’S

• Don’t exhale too hard: Hum your air out mostly through your nose. THINK: Don’t YELL at the FISHY’s

• Keep some air in RESERVE: Try not to dump it all out leaving you on empty as this may 1) make you constantly feel out of breath 2) cause you to suck in water, not air and 3) is use up a LOT of extra energy.

• Avoid the “suck and tuck and erupt” syndrome. This is where you “suck” in a deep breath, “tuck” it in your chest tightly and hold it, then “erupt” it forcefully right before you snatch your next breath. See first photo for example.

• If you employed the suck, tuck and erupt method it will be followed "Popeye breath" where you make your mouth super-small to suck air in. This will restrict your ability to get the needed air in making you feel out of breath (even when you are not working hard) and needing to breath more often.

• Learn to LET GO of your air with ALOHA, don't hold it or force it and soon you will be able to breathe easily in any conditon and be a better swimmer! www.karlynpipes.com
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Coach Karlyn Pipes from  Kona, Hawaii has some tips on how breathe better, swim faster, go longer without getting tired.

Karlyn will be on the GOLD COAST soon and will be offering a one evening Faster Freestyle workshop at Bondi Uni on November 29 from 6-9 PM, and a two-day swim camp in Casuarina Dec. 1-2. More information at www.karlynpipes.com

Many swimmers and triathletes and swim much slower and with greater effort just because they are not breathing effectively. 

You want to RELEASE your air, not BLOW it out. Try saying the word Alo-HA under the water. At the very least, you will be greeting the water with your ALOHA!  Here are some addition tips:

• Try not to hold your breath and make sure to let some air out right away so the CO2 in your lungs doesn’t build up and expand making you feel like you need to breathe all the time. You just need some space! Release your air by humming or singing your air out always leaving a little in reserve. 

• Try swimming with your mouth OPEN. Not only will this help you to relax your neck and shoulders, it will allow for a steady and soft airflow/air exchange. THINK: Talk to the FISHY’S

• Don’t exhale too hard: Hum your air out mostly through your nose. THINK: Don’t YELL at the FISHY’s

• Keep some air in RESERVE: Try not to dump it all out leaving you on empty as this may 1) make you constantly feel out of breath 2) cause you to suck in water, not air and 3) is use up a LOT of extra energy.

• Avoid the “suck and tuck and erupt” syndrome. This is where you “suck” in a deep breath, “tuck” it in your chest tightly and hold it, then “erupt” it forcefully right before you snatch your next breath. See first photo for example. 

• If you employed the suck, tuck and erupt method it will be followed Popeye breath where you make your mouth super-small to suck air in. This will restrict your ability to get the needed air in making you feel out of breath (even when you are not working hard) and needing to breath more often.

• Learn to LET GO of your air with ALOHA, dont hold it or force it and soon you will be able to breathe easily in any conditon and be a better swimmer! www.karlynpipes.com

4 weeks ago

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Hi everyone

The annual meet at Somerset on October 6th has now reached full capacity with entries. Entries have now closed.

Good luck to all our swimmers competing there.
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4 weeks ago

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Swimming Gold Coast 2018 Patron Shield Team - Awesome Day! Great teamwork! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you Kim Cook for all your hard work in putting this day together for these swimmers & also a big shout out to the coaches, team managers and parents who volunteered today to make this day a success. 😊

It was a great team effort by many for the swimmers to have a great time .... the weather was spectacular!

2 months ago

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Congratulations to our local Gold Coast Swimmers who have made selection to the QLD Swim Team who will compete at the AIS in Canberra in October as part of the State Team competition.

Lucinda McCleod Griffith Uni
Brooke Napper All Saints
Bindi Ware Bond
Flynn McGregor TSS Aquatics
Cameron Clark TSS Aquatics
Thomas Hauck All Saints
Kalani Skipps TSS Aquatics
Taylor Butler Helensvale
Zach Maher TSS Aquatics
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Congratulations to Taylor Butler who also made the team and is a Gold Coast Swimmer also. We are all so proud of her 😊

2 months ago

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Thats a wrap for another GCRSA development Camp. Thanks to the 8 coaches present, the 30 swimmers and of course Barry Prime (SQ). ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Roz Parlett

2 months ago

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Coaches mentoring coaches at the GCRSA development camp ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Core Balance techniques at the GCRSA development camp ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Roz Parlett

Habiba Mohamed

2 months ago

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Breastroke Activation at the GCRSA development camp ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks coach Graeme!

Sam McDonald Macca still going strong 💪

2 months ago

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Learning the art of "Activation" at the GCRSA development camp today ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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GCRSA breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly development camp has kicked off. 30 very enthusiastic swimmers keen to learn ... See MoreSee Less

GCRSA breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly development camp has kicked off. 30 very enthusiastic swimmers keen to learnImage attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

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Post modified from Queensland Swimming to show all our Gold Coast Swimmers Achievements

Huge congratulations to all swimmers and coaches who competed in Tokyo and Cairns over the last few days at the Pan Pacs! Special congratulations to all our Queenslanders on their amazing achievements!

See results summary from our Gold Coast Swimmers

Congratulations to our medallists

Kiah Melverton, James Roberts, Alexander Graham, Emma McKeon, Madeline Groves


Tokyo Pool Results

Relays

Men 4x100m Medley Bronze 3:30.52

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans) and Grant Irvine (Griffith University)

Women 4x100m Medley Gold 3:52.74 (CR)

Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)

Men 4x100m Freestyle Silver 3:12.53

Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond), James Roberts (Somerset (Gold Coast))

Women 4x100m Freestyle Gold 3:31.58 (CR)

Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Shayna Jack (Chandler), Emma McKeon (Griffith Univesity) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)

Men 4x200m Freestyle Silver 7:04.70

Clyde Lewis (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond) and Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western)

Women 4x200m Freestyle Gold 7:44.12 (CR)

Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western), Emma McKeon (Griffith University), Mikkayla Sheridan (USC Spartans) and Madeline Groves (Giffith University)

Mixed 4x100m Medley Gold 3:38.91

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)


Swimmer Club Event

Results

Alexander Graham Bond

200m Freestyle 5th

David Morgan TSS Aquatic

100m Butterfly 5th
200m Butterfly 4th

Elijah Winnington Bond

400m Freestyle 2nd (B Final)
200m Freestyle 4th (B Final)

Emma McKeon Griffith University

50m Freestyle Bronze
100m Butterfly Bronze
100m Freestyle 1st (B Final)

Grant Irvine Griffith University

100m Butterfly 4th

James Roberts Somerset (Gold Coast)

50m Freestyle 5th (B Final)

Kiah Melverton TSS Aquatic

1500m Freestyle Silver
400m Freestyle 1st (B Final)
800m Freestyle 4th

Laura Taylor TSS Aquatic

200m Butterfly 5th
100m Butterfly 4th (B Final)

Leiston Pickett Southport Olympic

100m Breaststroke 5th (B Final)

Madeleine Gough TSS Aquatic

400m Freestyle 4th
1500m Freestyle 6th
800 Freestyle 7th

Shout out to our Queenslander swimmers who were part of Swimming Australia's Development Team at the Para Pan Pacs. The team included:

Jake Michel (Carina Leagues)

Madeleine McTernan (TSS)

Jack Ireland (UQ)

Nathan Jason (USC Spartans)
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Post modified from Queensland Swimming to show all our Gold Coast Swimmers Achievements

Huge congratulations to all swimmers and coaches who competed in Tokyo and Cairns over the last few days at the Pan Pacs! Special congratulations to all our Queenslanders on their amazing achievements!

See results summary from our Gold Coast Swimmers

Congratulations to our medallists

Kiah Melverton, James Roberts, Alexander Graham, Emma McKeon, Madeline Groves
 

Tokyo Pool Results

Relays

Men 4x100m Medley Bronze 3:30.52

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans) and Grant Irvine (Griffith University)

Women 4x100m Medley Gold 3:52.74 (CR) 

Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)

Men 4x100m Freestyle Silver 3:12.53 

Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond), James Roberts (Somerset (Gold Coast))

Women 4x100m Freestyle Gold 3:31.58 (CR)

Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Shayna Jack (Chandler), Emma McKeon (Griffith Univesity) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)

Men 4x200m Freestyle Silver 7:04.70 

Clyde Lewis (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond) and Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western)

Women 4x200m Freestyle Gold 7:44.12 (CR) 

Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western), Emma McKeon (Griffith University), Mikkayla Sheridan (USC Spartans) and Madeline Groves (Giffith University)

Mixed 4x100m Medley Gold 3:38.91

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)
 

Swimmer Club Event

Results
  
Alexander Graham Bond

200m Freestyle 5th  

David Morgan TSS Aquatic

100m Butterfly 5th   
200m Butterfly 4th   

Elijah Winnington Bond

400m Freestyle 2nd (B Final)  
200m Freestyle 4th (B Final)

Emma McKeon Griffith University

50m Freestyle Bronze  
100m Butterfly Bronze  
100m Freestyle 1st (B Final) 
 
Grant Irvine Griffith University

100m Butterfly 4th   

James Roberts Somerset (Gold Coast)

50m Freestyle 5th (B Final)  

Kiah Melverton TSS Aquatic

1500m Freestyle Silver  
400m Freestyle 1st (B Final)  
800m Freestyle 4th  

Laura Taylor TSS Aquatic

200m Butterfly 5th   
100m Butterfly 4th (B Final)  

Leiston Pickett Southport Olympic

100m Breaststroke 5th (B Final)  

Madeleine Gough  TSS Aquatic

400m Freestyle 4th   
1500m Freestyle 6th  
800 Freestyle 7th   

Shout out to our Queenslander swimmers who were part of Swimming Australias Development Team at the Para Pan Pacs. The team included:

Jake Michel (Carina Leagues)

Madeleine McTernan (TSS)

Jack Ireland (UQ)

Nathan Jason (USC Spartans)

2 months ago

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Good luck to all our Gold Coast swimmers competing at the Queensland Short Course Championships ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Good luck to those swimmers competing at State SC Championships #SGC ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to those swimmers competing at State SC Championships #SGC

2 months ago

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How good do our new medals look! Its not always about the medal its about the time. Its nice to see all the hard work done by our swimmers being rewarded .... and the hard work of our regional official Michelle Schafer who did an awesome job of redesigning our medals #luvourvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

How good do our new medals look!  Its not always about the medal its about the time.  Its nice to see all the hard work done by our swimmers being rewarded .... and the hard work of our regional official Michelle Schafer who did an awesome job of redesigning our medals #luvourvolunteers

 

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They look amazing and my daughter was very pleased to receive two of those medals.

Love them!

Well done Michelle Schafer. Avie loves them

They do look great 💙

Great work Michelle.

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2 months ago

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What a fantastic opportunity for our young swimmers !

Swimming Australia
"We've identified these kids as potential future team members... and hopefully they'll be ready next year for trials for 'worlds'"

With thanks to;
Optus
Cairns Regional Council
Explore Tropical North Queensland
TTNQ
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Awesome work🤗

Wow thats some amazing talent coming through and good on you guys 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️. Go Maddi Mcterran we are cheering you and your team mates on. 🎉You all are a true inspiration to all future swimmers. 🏆

2 months ago

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We hope you had fun at our Swimming Gold Coast Winter Championships. Thanks John Whale for your volunteer work in swimming. Thanks also to McDonalds for their suppport of swimming. ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you had fun at our Swimming Gold Coast Winter Championships.  Thanks John Whale for your volunteer work in swimming.  Thanks also to McDonalds for their suppport of swimming.

 

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Thanks John ! You’re awesome 👏

Thank you John for all your help & support 😊

Such a great sport to bebinvolved in with amazing athletes and fantastic people to get to know. What a hoot these young kids are.

2 months ago

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Congratulations to Maree Oberg for her volunteer work in swimming. Maree received a Swimming Queensland Award of Excellence and 15 year service pin. Thank you Maree for your work and dedication to swimming. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Maree Oberg for her volunteer work in swimming.  Maree received a Swimming Queensland Award of Excellence and 15 year service pin.  Thank you Maree for your work and dedication to swimming.

 

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Well deserved!

Wonderful!

Congrats Maree!! 🎉💐

2 months ago

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Good luck to our swimmers in Cairns also .... lots happening!Follow the action of both the Tokyo and Cairns, 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Tokyo
Event Schedule: bit.ly/2OSDQhL
Results: bit.ly/2M3Q49N

Cairns
Live Stream: bit.ly/2M1BoaW
Event Schedule: bit.ly/2M3uvpv
Results: bit.ly/2MyAAGK
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Good luck to our swimmers in Cairns also .... lots happening!
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