Gold level coach at Noosa Aquatic Centre
  • Tuesday 30 September 2008

Sunshine Coast Council has engaged Brian Stehr from the Sunshine Coast Swim School to provide swim coaching services at the Noosa Aquatic Centre.

Charlie Eames, Director of Community Services (North) is very pleased with the new appointment.

“This is a great opportunity for Council to partner with a swim coach with an international reputation. Brian Stehr is among the Coast’s most qualified swimming coaches, with over 25 years experience, 20 years of which have been on the Sunshine Coast.” Mr Eames said.

Mr Stehr has coached some of Australia’s best swimmers including Nick Darcy who will now be training at the Noosa Aquatic Centre, Melanie Schlanger (2008 Beijing Olympics), Damien Dawben (Australian Oceania Rep 1994) and Lucy Saville (QLD Youth Team).

In the 80’s he coached Grant Kenny, Clint Robinson and Guy Leech when they were juniors on the Gold Coast, so he certainly has a great history with Queenslanders.

Mr Stephen James, Co-ordinator of the Noosa Aquatic Centre said that Brian Stehr is a great addition to the Centre.

“Council is very excited to have taken the first step in developing a long-term relationship with a Brian, a Gold Licence Swim Coach. The program that Brian will develop caters for Olympic athletes’ right through to those wanting general skills and fitness.” Mr James said.

Mr Stehr, Director of coaching at the Sunshine Coast Swim School, believes the new partnership will benefit all involved, particularly the community.

“We are very excited to be partnering with council to provide a high quality swim coaching program in Noosa. We pride ourselves o­n providing swimmers with correct technique for all strokes at all levels, allowing individuals to progress at their own rate.”

The Swim Coach program is due to begin on October 6th at the Noosa Aquatic Centre. More information is available from the centre on 5448 0288.