Address: 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt QLD
Phone: 07 3420 6074
Contact: Josh Smith
hibiscus@rackleyswimteam.com.au
Coach name: Josh Smith

NEW:  2019 Target Meet Calendar for Hibiscus Club

Swimwear Shack 3-way Cup 

The Hibiscus Sports Complex has a history of quality swimming with the late Bernie Wakefield operating the complex with success for years.

The Hibiscus centre now offers a range of squad programs of high quality swimming.

  • 25m short course water (heated)
  • 50m long course water (heated)
  • Gym, Cardio and weights rooms
  • Multipurpose exercise room

Message from Head Coach Josh Smith :

The Rackley Hibiscus coaching team are excited to provide a professional high quality swimming program to the local community. My coaching philosophy is Fun, Tough and Fast.

Firstly, fun and enjoyment are the drivers of my programming and coaching style, If swimmers are enjoying what they do training doesn’t become a chore. It becomes a pursuit of personal excellence and development. Secondly Toughness is essential in the achieving your best as a swimmer. Our training design and communications with swimmers aim to instil this quality within athletes in our program. Swimmers who are having fun and are tough will become fast. Fast to me means, as fast as that athlete is capable of swimming according to their individual abilities.

In my coaching experience swimming mimics, the ups and downs of life accurately. It is a great preparation for real world where resilience and perseverance are key ingredients to personal success - Happy swimming,

Josh Smith

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.

  • Caters for all abilities from Mini Squads to International athletes
  • Consistent Top 5 club in Queensland
  • Competes in the Premiership Division of the Brisbane Swimming Association
  • Regularly has over 20 athletes qualify for Australian Age Swimming Championships

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS:

CrossFit Magnetic

Crossfit Magnetic is a providing professional, effective and fun for all of our squad members we encourage everyone to check out their program.
Follow on facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/cfmagnetic/
 

ACE Sports Medicine

ACE Sports Medicine is providing all RST Hibiscus members and parents with a perpetual discount of 10% on all services with a further 10% going back to club services. We thank Stephanie and Atim for their support of the club. I encourage you to use their services which are high quality and on our doorstep. Please read their attached flyer which outlines their services. 
Follow on facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/ACE-Sports-Medicine/
 
Click here for a brochure of ACE services
 

Swimwear Shack

Visit Swimwear Shack for your race suits and swimming needs - Rackley swim team members get a Discount (contact your pool coordinator for the code you can use in store or online) and Swimwear Shack gives a % back to the club toward swimmer State and National uniforms.   Swimwear Shack
 
Josh Smith

Josh Smith (Head Coach - Hibiscus)

Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Josh was the Head Coach at Rivercity swimming club from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this Josh was the head coach of Liao Ning province in China. Josh started his coaching career in Brisbane at Jamboree Heights state school swimming club, assisting to build a large successful junior club.

Josh has served as a coach on Australian youth teams, QLD SC state teams, SAL National Talent Identification as a lead coach, He has experience coaching at international level overseas and for Australia.

Josh complete his Bachelor of Human movement studies and Bachelor of Secondary Education at QUT. Josh also completed the AIS/ Melbourne Business School - Performance Coaching and leadership program in 2016. He is currently studying a Masters of Science in Skill Acquisition within swimming at QUT.


Leeanne Herman

Leeanne Herman (Coach - Hibiscus)

Leeanne is a bronze level coach, she has been coaching junior, mini and transition squads for three years, she previously coached in quality junior programs at Runcorn State School and Coorparoo State School. This coaching experience is combined with a background in swim school teaching, creating a thorough understanding of stroke development from the very beginning. Leeanne is a passionate swimmer herself and her two children compete at a national level. Her philosophy in coaching is to create a fun and positive squad environment, whilst providing a strong and technically correct foundation in squad swimming at junior levels to enable swimmers to launch into a competitive swimming career. She has a two pronged focus on training, technique, technique, technique, and fun, fun, fun. Prior to her coaching career she worked at management level in different roles in the finance industry.


Club Nights

Club nights are target competitions for specific levels of our swimming club. As swimmers move through squad levels and mature it is clear there become more opportunities for racing. Especially through avenues such as school swimming, states, nationals, open water competitions etc. 

Hibuscus offer club nights through term 4 (information coming soon)

Competitions

It is important that we clearly understand the purpose of the competition that we are entering in. It is important that we do not overload our athletes with the number of competitions which they undertake.   Therefore different athletes within different squads will have different target competitions throughout the year.

Target Meets

Target meets as selected by the Hibiscus coaching team for 2019 season - Click Here

Clinics

Hibuscus Pool Swim Skills Clinic (TBA)

Qualifying Times 

Qualifying times for 2019 Australian Age Championships - 15 to 22 April 2019 - Click Here

All swimmers in these squads are required to call/text/email the coach if unable to attend a session.

SQUAD TRAINING

Timetable - Click Here

Goal Setting Guide and Worksheet - Click Here

Annual Training Plan - Click Here

We are currently in Training Cycle 1 (May – September)
  • Short Course competition season Long Course preparation
  • Establish Strength baseline
  • More GYM!
  • Address weaknesses through the season (we have time to do this)
  • Heavy skill focus throughout this cycle
  • Very important to build the foundation of your season 
  • Short Course racing 
Squad Fees 
J1 $75.00
J2 $105.00
Jnr $140.00
Bronze Squad $155.00
Silver Squad $165.00
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 Hibiscus.

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

Hibiscus - Meets