Terry Gulliver Appointed as Life Member

At the recent Annual General Meeting of Swimming Gold Coast a nomination was received for the induction of Terry Gulliver as a life member to Swimming Gold Coast.  This was accepted and at the SGC SC Winter Championships we today present a token thank you for the work and commitment to swimming that Terry has given to the region of Swimming on the Gold Coast.

Terry Gulliver has been involved in Gold Coast swimming since 1975-the year he boldly predicted the Gold Coast would become the mecca of Australian swimming.  In those days the coastal strip had just three clubs, Southport, Mermaid Beach and Aquinas all operating out of the Gold coast’s only competition pool at Southport.

Terry Gulliver was the first coach at the Miami Pool.  He subsequently initiated the formation of four swimming clubs—Kennedy Pacific in 1976, Gullivers Benowa, Gullivers Robina and Gullivers Coomera in 1998.

Since 1975 Terry Gulliver has been a regular contributor at Swimming Gold Coast management meetings and over the years has been responsible for a number of innovations in regional swimming including the establishment of Gold coast winter titles the first of which were staged at his Benowa pool.

In the field of coaching terry Gulliver has excelled in the producing young champions including many State champions as well as national Age and National Schools champions.  A testament to his coaching lies in the fact that the longest standing gold coast record (33 years) is held by his son Damien set in 1984.

He has been recognised by the World Aquatic Baby Congress as a pioneer of modern baby teaching methods.  Terry has actively promoted all aspects of swimming through the print and electronic media.

On behalf of Swimming Gold Coast we would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to swimming and the region of Swimming Gold Coast.