March 2014


The Brisbane Swimming AGM will be held on Monday, 12 May at 7.00pm at the Aquatic Lounge, Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler.


Any Notices of Motion and or Life Membership Nominations from Affiliated Clubs are due into the Brisbane Swimming office by 5pm 11th April 2014. All current office bearers are eligible for re-election.


Notice of Meeting 

Annual Report

AGM Agenda




December 2013


Come and meet Leah Neale at the Brisbane Swimming Development Day

being held at Waterworx SC on Sunday, 19 January from 9.00am to 12.00pm.


Leah has represented Australia in the  2011 Youth Commonwealth Games Team,

2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Team,and more recently at the 2013 World University

Games Team.


To register go to Upcoming Development Activities on the Brisbane Swimming website.


This is a great opportunity to improve your skill, have some fun and meet kids from other clubs.


This event is open to all junior swimmers, aged from 7 to 13years old.


All participants will receive a McDonald’s gift.




November 2013


Keryn McMasters of Waterworx was awarded with the Bill Willis Trophy for her outstanding performance at the Championships. McMasters broke the 400 IM Brisbane record in a time of 4:45.32, previously held by Hayley Lewis since 1989


The Leisel Jones Swimmer of the Meet award is awarded to the best female swimmer at the Championships. This was awarded to Mikkayla Sheridan of Nudgee Brothers for breaking five Brisbane records.


The Male swimmer of the Meet was awarded to Jared Gilliland of Nudgee Brothers. Gilliland was awarded the best male swimmer of the meet, for his performance at the championships and for breaking three Brisbane records.


Shayna Jack of Chandler Swim Club was awarded with the Age Group Swimmer of the Meet. Shayna broke two Brisbane records, one being the 100 Freestyle, in a time of 54.89. Her outstanding time makes her the fourth fastest Australian 15 year old of all time.


Another Chandler Swim Club swimmer that was recognised for their achievements was Daniel Fox. Daniel was awarded with the Brendan Keogh Swimmer of the Meet award. This was for his performance in the 100 Freestyle, swimming the third fastest time in the World for 2013.


Other notable achievements:


Towel Awards


Multi Class

Female          Kayla Clarke                      Waterworx

Male              Daniel Fox                          Chandler


13 Years

Female          Minna Atherton                  Brisbane Grammar

Male              Dylan Mason                      Waterworx


14 Years

Female          Calypso Sheridan               River City

Male              Samuel Wendt                    Chandler


15 Years

Female          Acacia Wildin-Snedden      St Peters Western

Male              Dylan Lewis                        Chandler


16 Years

Female          Alicia Clarson                     Acacia Bayside

Male              Lachlan Neill                      Rackley


17/18 Years

Female          Mikkayla Sheridan             Nudgee Brothers

Male              Jack McLoughlin                Nudgee Brothers



Female          Kerryn McMaster               Waterworx

Male              Matthew Terry                    Redcliffe Leagues

Male              Jamie Sturgeon                  Chandler




October 2013


Come and meet Olympian Ryan Napoleon at the Brisbane Swimming Development

Daybeing held at East Brisbane on Friday, 11 October from 3.30pm to 6.00pm.


To register go to Upcoming Development Activities on the Brisbane Swimming



This is a great opportunity to improve your skill, have some fun and meet kids

from other clubs.


This event is open to all junior swimmers, aged from 7 to 13years old.


All participants will receive a McDonald’s gift.




August 2013


The Australian Swim Team has just finished competing at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona with a total of three gold and ten silver medals. 


The first gold medal brought to the table for the Australian Swimming Team was won by Commercial Swim Club’s Christian Sprenger in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, swimming a time of 58.79 seconds. Sprenger also won silver medals in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke and the Men’s 4 x 100m medley.


One of the most decorated swimmers of the championships was Cate Campbell from Commercial SC, winning Gold in the Women’s 100m Freestyle event, swimming just shy of the World Record which was set in the ‘shiny suit’ year of 2009. She also won 3 silver medals in the Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4 x 200m freestyle, and along with her sister Bronte, in the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle. 


Alicia Coutts of Redlands SC also hauled in a total of 5 silver medals. Swimming in the Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200 IM, Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle, Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle and the Women’s 4 x 100m Medley.


Nudgee Brothers’, Emily Seebohm also won two silver medals, one in the Women’s 100m Backstroke and another in the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle.


The Australian Team might as well have been called the Brisbane team when Alicia Coutts, Bronte Barratt, Brittany Elmslie and Kylie Palmer won silver in the Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle.




Bronte Campbell 5th 50m freestyle –Commercial

Grant Irvine 14th 200m butterfly- St Peters Western SC

Mitch Larkin 17th 200m backstroke- St Peters Western SC

Melissa Gorman 20th 10km open water – 4th 5km teams event.-Redcliffe Leagues SC

Meagan Nay 15th 200m back- St Peters Western

Ned Mckendry - 9th 4 x 200m Freestyle relay- St Peters Western


Brisbane Swimming congratulates these swimmers on their achievements at the 2013 FINA World Championships, and all other Brisbane members who made the Australian Swim Team. For a complete list of Brisbane swimmers on the team visit the Current Teams and Squad page found here.




May 2013


Brisbane Swimming hosted the 2012-13 Seasonal Awards Presentation at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 12 May 2013. The event recognised many of the talented athletes who represent our region as well as their hard working coaches. A special mention must be made of Jill Ryan, one of Brisbane Swimming's Technical Officials, who was awarded a well deserved Swimming Queensland Award of Excellence for her years of service to the sport of Swimming.


The Brisbane Swimming 2012-13 Seasonal Awardees are:



Swimmer of the stroke:

Freestyle                                                Sarah Todd              Grace

Distance Freestyle                                Zannetta Lovi           Lawnton

Backstroke                                            Nicole Bates             River City

Breaststroke                                         Steven Coombes      Nudgee Brothers

Butterfly                                                Charles Cox              Nudgee Brothers

Medley                                                   Max Pendall             Chandler

OWS                                                       Trent Grimsey           Lawnton

SWD                                                       Rowan Crothers       Yeronga Park

SWD                                                       Kayla Clarke             Yeronga Park

Official of the Year                               David Meyrick           Clayfield Aquatics

Award of Merit                                      Mikkayla Sheridan    Nudgee Brothers

President's Award                               Shayna Jack             Chandler

Brisbane Swimming Rising Star        Taylor McKeown       Australian Crawl


Photos from the Presentation Day can be found here.




May 2013


It's been another exciting season for Brisbane Swimming, with over 1400 Junior Excellence achievers in the Brisbane Region. JX is a National program for 9-13 year old able body swimmers and swimmers with disability, which recognises outstanding achievements in both pool and open water events. 


Congratulations to all our swimmers who received a JX award for the 2012-13 season, you should be very proud! The list of Brisbane JX recipients can be found here.  


For more information on the JX Program visit the Brisbane Development page here.



March 2013



William (Bill) Willis passed away in March this year, bringing to an end more than 50 years

of service to the swimming community in Australia.


Bill began his involvement with swimming at Langlands Swim Club. He was an inaugural

member of the Brisbane Swimming Association, serving as Treasurer for 17 years and helping

guide the growing association through many difficult times. A Queensland selector for 33 years,

he coupled this with the role of Australian selector for more than 25 years.


His dedication to the sport was acknowledged by his being awarded Life Membership of

Leander Swimming Club, the Brisbane Swimming Association, Swimming Queensland and

Swimming Australia. In 2006 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to



Brisbane Swimming acknowledges the enormous contribution and support given by Bill to this

association over a lifetime and extends their sincere condolences to his family and friends.  


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