Address: 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside QLD
Phone: 1300 733 053
Contact: Brett Glister (Coordinator)
Coach name: Brett Glister

Chermside pool.

COVID-19 Update:

Brisbane City Council has advised us today that the Brisbane Aquatic Centres are to be closed. As a result, we will be temporarily closing our squad program at the end of sessions today (23/03/2020). All direct debit will be suspended so you will not be charged squad fees.

This is a big challenge for all in the community and in particular for our dedicated coaches - Rackley Swimming is committed to reopening at the first opportunity and we will keep you informed. Enjoy a well deserved break and look after yourself and your families. We look forward to getting back in the pool and squad training again.


Home to Brisbane's largest water park, Chermside also features a 25m lap pool, indoor program pool.  In addition to a traditional squad program head coach Brett Glister trains Adult, Triathlon and a Down Syndrom swim squad.

Opening hours

Mon to Thurs: 5am - 8pm

Fri: 5am - 7pm

Sat & Sun: 7am - 6pm

Public Holidays: 8am - 5pm

Brett Glister

Brett Glister (Head Coach - Chermside)

Brett has been a coach for over 20 years and holds both Aust Swim learn to Swim and Bronze License working toward Silver in Coaching. Brett is also an accomplished Surf Lifesaving coach.  Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is studying toward qualification in coaching swimmers with Autism. Brett has travelled widely with swim teams including the Australian Down Syndrome swimming Association National team.  Brett focusses on stroke development and stroke technique to ensure your children are developing his/her attributes for the sport of swimming.


Mackenzie Speechley

Mackenzie Speechley (Assistant Coach - Chermside)

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 8 years. Moving to Rackley Swim Team in 2015, Mackenzie spent 4 years as Junior Development Coach at Centenary Pool.  Mackensie moved to Chermside in January 2020 and coaches all squads at Cherside alongside head coach Brett Glister.

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.

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Club Night dates

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

Click here to download the timetable


Squad Fees 
Junior Squad $140.00
Bronze Squad $150.00
Silver Squad $165.00
Gold Squad $175.00

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 note the monthly rates are calculated based on an annual amount spread across 12 monthly payments, rather than a term-based approach. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers. For breaks of more than 4 weeks (or in case on injury) please contact the centre manager to organise a payment suspension during the period you are away (Noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).

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

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