Primary Squads: Open High Performance, National Age Performance and National Target Squads
Justin Bell is Surrey Park’s Head Coach. He is an experienced Silver Licence Coach who has coached swimmers to compete successfully at State National and International levels. Justin is the primary coach of Surrey Park’s National Open, National Age and National Target squads.
Justin rejoined Surrey Park’s Coaching Team as National Age Coach in May 2019. He had spent much of his previous ‘swimming life’ at Surrey Park, initially as a successful swimmer who went on to compete at National level, then as an assistant coach working primarily with the Club’s more Junior State-level swimmers. He is also a member of a 3rd generation Surrey Park family.
Justin’s skills as a coach were recognized outside the Club and the State and he was given the opportunity to move to Queensland and broaden his coaching knowledge and experience; also to work with more senior, as well as junior athletes.
During the time in Queensland Justin’s coaching career as a coach prospered. He was selected as an Australian Team Coach for the Australian Junior Pan Pacs 2018 Team and was the coach of swimmers selected for this team in both 2018 and 2019.
Some of Justin’s other coaching achievements include:
– Primary Coach of Victorian National Age Finalists and medal winners
– Victorian State Teams coach in 2021 and 2020
– National Age Squad Coach of the Rackley Club and Lead Coach at St Joseph’s College, Brisbane
– Primary Coach of a number of Queensland National Age Finalists and medal winners
– Queensland State Teams coach in 2017
– Numerous Queensland State Finalists
Primary Squads: State Open and State Target Squad
Michael is a Bronze Licenced Coach. He has been involved in sports and fitness programs over the last 12 years. He also has a Certificate III and IV in Fitness Training. During the past few years Michael’s emphasis has been on activation and rehabilitation, particularly in swimming.
Michael is the primary coach of both Surrey Park’s State Open and State Target Squads. He also assists with coaching of the Club’s other squads. In addition he is helping with the development and training of instructors who work in Surrey Park’s learn to swim program.
Primary Squads: State Youth and State Junior Squads
Anthony Di Petta is a Bronze licenced swim coach who joined Surrey Park’s coaching team in 2021. He has been in the Aquatics industry for 12 years having started off as a Learn To Swim instructor and progressing on to coaching junior swimmers. His most recent role was as Assistant coach at Ruyton Girls’ School.
Anthony holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence (Bronze) and has completed a Diploma in Health Science.
Lead Junior Coach
Primary Squads: State Development and Junior Squads
Laura competed as a State Level swimmer for Surrey Park for a number of years. She has since worked as a Teacher and Lead Instructor in the Club’s Learn to Swim program. More recently Laura started coaching the Club’s Junior Squads. She holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence (Bronze).
As Surrey Park’s Lead Junior Coach, Laura oversees the whole junior squad program on behalf of the Head Coach, and also assists with the co-ordination of the transition of swimmers from learn to swim into the Club’s Junior Squad Program.
Chris holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence (Bronze).
Chris assists with coaching of the Club’s Junior Squads. He also coaches Learn to Swim Development Squads.
Hamish holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence (Bronze).
Hamish works closely with the Head Coach and assists with different squads across the club
Qiao Ning Huang
Qiao holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence (Bronze). She is also a secondary school teacher.
Qiao assists with coaching of the Club’s Junior Squads. She also works in Surrey Park’s Learn to Swim program.