Address: 400 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill QLD
Phone: 1300 733 053
Contact: Anastasia Ellerby (Coordinator)
centenary.coordinator@rackleyswimteam.com.au
Coach name: Damien Jones

Centenary Upcoming Events & Info

 Centenary Squad Information and Timetable - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 

Centenary - PUBLIC POOL LANE AVAILABILITY CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

2019 Target Meets - Details updated as they are available

DATE

MEET

TARGET FOR

NOM CLOSING DATE

MEET INFO AND 
ONLINE MEET ENTRY LINK 

19 Jan

Commercial LC Sprint Preparation Meet

Junior, Bronze D&P, Senior, Silver

Jan 8th

Event Details   OME

2-3 Feb

2019 Vorgee Brisbane Sprint Championships

Qualifiers - All Squads

Jan 22nd

Event Details   OME

10 Feb

Somerville House LC Preparation Meet

Junior, Bronze D&P, Senior, Silver

TBA

Event Details  OME

16-17 Feb

2019 RMHC QLD Sprint Championship

Qualifiers - Junior, Bronze D&P, Senior, Silver

Feb 5th

Event Details   OME

 23-24 Feb

2019 MCDONALD'S BRISBANE JNR METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 Qualifiers - Junior, Bronze & Senior

TBA

Event Details QT OME

About our Pool

The Centenary Aquatic Centre has a long standing reputation for providing one of the best training facilities in Brisbane. The program has consistently produced swimmers who have competed at the very highest levels for their country across a multitude of disciplines. In 2015, the program incorporated the St Joseph’s College at Gregory Terrace 25m 8 lane indoor heated into the program. This now provides the unique opportunity for swimmers to access within the program:

  • 25m indoor short course water
  • 50m outdoor long course water
  • Gym, cardio and weights rooms
  • Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal specialists onsite

What we Offer:

Our world class facilities and coaching team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on all aspects of our program. The program:

  • Caters for all abilities from Mini Squads to International Athletes
  • Long Term Athlete Development Plan in supportive learning environment, that looks at long term success rather than short term results
  • Team of highly experienced and credentialed swimming coaches with proven success over many years at all levels
  • Competes in the Premiership Division Club of the Brisbane Swimming Association and is a consistent Top 5 Club in Queensland
  • Has strong ties and links with QGSSSA and GPS schools
  • Regularly has over 20 Athletes qualify for Australian Age Swimming Championships
Damien Jones

Damien Jones (Head Coach - Centenary)

Since his appointment in 2013 Damien has grown the squad at Centenary to more than 200 Swimmers including the St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace and Brisbane Girls Grammar School Swimming Programs. The squads at Centenary have numerous State and National medalists’ as well as Australian youth representatives. Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Damien was Head Coach at Clayfield Aquatics for 8 years.

Recognition of Damien’s ability to develop talent through his coaching has seen him selected on several teams at Regional, State and National level; these include Queensland State teams, QSA/SQ New Zealand Short Course, QSA/SQ US Open, Trans-Tasman Australian Youth Team and the SAL National Talented Coaching Staff. In 2016 Damien was appointed as Team Coach for the Australian Junior Pan Pacs and as QLD Head Coach (Female) for the State Teams SC championships. In 2017 Damien will be Head Coach for the Qld Female Short Course Team.

Damien currently holds a Silver Coaching License and is also a registered teacher having completed a Bachelor of Education, majoring in Physical Education. In 2016  completed an 2year AIS Performance Coach and Leadership Course.


Justin Bell

Justin Bell (Coach Silver Squad - Centenary )

Justin commenced his swimming coaching career in 2009 at the Surrey Park Swimming Club in Victoria. He spent five years developing the junior swimmers through to compete at State and National Age level. Due to Justin’s commitment and efforts this program achieved podium medals at State level. 

Moving to Rackley Swim Team in 2014, Justin now heads up the Silver Squad. Swimmers from this squad achieved success at Brisbane, Queensland and Australian Age Championships across the 2014 – 2017 seasons.

Justin’s philosophy is focused around producing the best technical and skilful age group athletes possible, so they have the best possible chance of being successful at an age group and open level. The program also incorporates quality drills and building a strong aerobic and anaerobic platform which are seen as essential for promotion to the Gold Squad. Justin also believes that building a strong relationship with his athletes based on mutual trust is a major factor in building a successful squad, club and overall culture.

Justin has a Silver Coaching license and also holds certificate III and IV in Fitness and Personal Training.


Mackenzie Speechley

Mackenzie Speechley (Coach Bronze , Junior & Adult Squads - Centenary)

Mackenzie has been involved with the swimming industry his whole life, first as a swimmer for 8 years and now as a bronze level coach for the past 6 years. Moving to Rackley Swim Team in 2015, Mackenzie heads up the Junior Development Program and assists with the National & State Squads.

Mackenzie understands that the role of Junior Development Coach is pivotal in the ‘Long Term Athlete Pathway’ for the Rackley Centenary Program. Educating young athletes on flawless technique, injury prevention, communication and enjoying the sport are the key concepts to his program.

Mackenzie’s coaching philosophy is to create an optimal learning environment based around mutual respect between the coach, the swimmer and the parents. He is a strong believer that if swimmers and families enjoy club based social/competitive events, a successful and positive club culture is achieved.


Matt Nguyen

Matt Nguyen (Coach Junior & Senior Squads - Centenary )

Matthew, a former swimmer himself, had transitioned to coaching whilst concurrently studying Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at university. He brings his knowledge of physiology to help our swimmers improve technique in the water and be effective in dry land work. Matt is also currently completing Strength & Conditioning Level 1 course.  Matt is passionate about helping young swimmers realise their potential and enjoy swimming.


Club nights at Centenary are about building team spirit – the focus is on enjoyment and connection with their team mates. There is a lot of opportunities for our swimmers to focus on times and racing during training and at the interclub meets, so whilst there will be racing at club nights we don’t want racing to be its sole focus. It will involve activities in and out of the pool including diving, relays and team challenges. The criteria for success is the smile on the swimmers faces as they leave. We look forward to your involvement and feedback on how we make it a great experience for all our swimmers regardless of their level.

Awards will be presented at the Christmas all Squad social in the first weekend of December. Award categories for Club Night Swimmers include:

Club Champions based on participation and involvement across the Club night program, – Improvement awards based on club and interclub meet performance,

Age Champions based on races at the Club Championships. We will also commence Centenary pool based records in 2017. This year all club events will be for Centenary Squads and held at the Centenary pool. 2017 Age Champions Criteria - Link

Club Night 2017 Sept - Dec

Club Nights at Centenary Run from September to December. In January to April the focus is on Brisbane Swimming, Swimming Qld and School Swimming meets.

Club Night 1 - Sept 1st - Cent CN1 Results

Club Night 2 - Sept 8th - Cent CN2 Results

Club Night 3 - Sept 15th - Cent CN3 Results

Holiday Break

Club Night  - Oct 6th - CANCELLED DUE TO LC MEET - all swimmers to swim at LC meet ( U7s to go to Colmslie meet on 15th)

Club Night 4 - Oct 13th - Click to Register/RSVP

Club Night 5 - Oct 20th

Club Night 6 - Oct 27th

Club Night 7 - Nov 3rd

Club Night 8 - Nov 17th

Centenary Championships - Nov 26th


 2016 Centenary Age Champions 2017 Centenary Age Champion Criteria

Swimmers in this squad are required to call/text/email the coach if unable to attend a session.

Click here to download the timetable

Christmas Holiday Squads Training Times

Dates Events and Squad Training Sessions
27 November - 1st December  Normal training times
Saturday 2 December  Indv State Swimmers 6- 8.30 ( incl Bronze Not Relay)
Bronze/Junior Squad Training 7 - 9am
4 - 9 December Squad times as normal 
11 - 15 December Squad times as normal for Junior/Bronze/Senior. 
Silver/Gold can join Bronze Sessions at Centenary  or do set at Chandler
18 - 23rd December Silver/Gold - Coaches will advise
Bronze No Morning Training - PM Sessions for all Squads 4- 6pm 
18 - 20th December Christmas Swim Skills Camp 8.30 - 12pm All levels welcome (Advanced LTS/Junior/Senior/Bronze) 
25th December - 7 January  Junior/Senior/Bronze No Squad Training
Silver/Gold - as per coach communications
8th January  Normal Squad Timetable Resumes 
Squad Fees 
Junior Squad $135.00
Bronze Squad $150.00
Senior Squad $155.00
Silver Squad $170.00
Gold Squad $180.00

All squad fees are payable via Direct Debit on a monthly basis. Swimmers will be issued with a scan card that must be presented to reception at each visit. Although swimmers are able to access as many sessions per week that are available for their level, we do ask parents to nominate the days and sessions they wish their child to attend. This will ensure that we are not overcrowding lanes, and that all children are receiving individual attention from their coaches. Attendances for all sessions will be tracked via our database to ensure that capped numbers are being maintained. Providing spaces are available you may increase the number of sessions, or change your day and time at any time by contacting our customer service team at Centenary.

Please refer to the Squad Timetable for days and times available for each squad level.

All Gregory Terrace students join the club and squads through The Gregory Terrace Swimming program Please see the Gregory Terrace Swimming Co-ordinator for more details.

Centenary - Celebrating Success

Centenary - Club Nights

Centenary - Fun and Social Events

Centenary - Meets

Centenary - Performance Camps