Address: 751 Algester Road, Parkinson QLD
Phone: 1300 733 053
Contact: Rod Roberts (Pool Coordinator)
parkinson.coordinator@rackleyswimteam.com.au
Coach name: Matt Brown

Upcoming Events for Rackley Swim Team Parkinson 2019 

June 9th - Churchie SC Transition Meet (Junior & Junior Excellence only)

June 15th - Southside Aquatics SC Preparation Meet

June 22nd - Rackley Runcorn SC Transition Meet

July 6th - Logan Vikings SC Preparation Meet

July 13th-14th - 2019 Speedo SC Preparation Meet

July 27th - 2019 Brisbane Junior SC Championships (Valley pool)

August 3rd-4th - 2019 Brisbane Senior SC Championships 

August 16th-18th - 2019 McDonalds QLD SC Championships 

 

 Join our Team

Swimmers must be registered with Swimming Australia to take part in these meets. Please contact parkinson.coordinator@rackleyswimteam.com.au or to become a registered swimmer click here:

       Join Our Club

 

Rackley Squad Swimmers are asked* to join the Rackley Swim Team – Membership fees include registration fees for Rackley Swim Team, Brisbane Swimming and Queensland Swimming. This enables swimmers to participate in club nights and compete at Brisbane Swimming, Qld Swimming and Swimming Australia meets. The annual fee covers the Swimming season from 1 July to 30 June. New Memberships and renewals  will commence in June each year and administered through Swimming Australia’s system Club Lane/My Lane. Existing members will receive an email from Swimming Australia with links to renew and pay.  If you are wanting to transfer to our club click transfer link and provide your details so we can complete a transfer request.

*Membership of Rackley Swim team is compulsory for some locations and squads please check with your coach or pool coordinator.

 

Handbook

Here is a link to our Handbook:

Parkinson Handbook

 

Centre information

Parkinson Aquatic Centre is a brand new state of the art facility featuring an outdoor 50m heated pool and 18 metre indoor pool. The Parkinson Rackley Squad is lead by Head coach Matt Brown. For the past 30+ years Matt has been involved in swimming both as a competitor and a coach. As a swimmer, Matt has represented Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia at Open Team levels and has represented Australia at Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships. Matt is growing the squads at Parkinsone and brings a level of Coaching to Brisbanes South west that is unparalleled. Get in contact and come along to try the squads at Parkinson Rackley, we would love to welcome you to the team. 

 

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

 

 

Matt Brown

Matt Brown (Head Coach - Parkinson)

Matt Brown has taken on the role as Head coach for Rackley Swim Teams newest venue – Parkinson Aquatic Centre. Matt Brown is a Platinum Licence coach. For the past 30+ years Matt has been involved in swimming both as a competitor and a coach. As a swimmer, Matt has represented Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia at Open Team levels and has represented Australia at Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships.

Matt’s coaching career commenced in the mid 1980’s. He spent 10 years as Head Coach at Swan Hills Swim Club in WA followed by 12 years coaching Brothers Swim Club in Queensland. At both Swan Hills and Brothers, Matt built highly successful programs from the ground up. In addition to his Club coaching achievements, outlined below are some of his recent Australian coaching roles:

  • National Open Team – Coach – Pan Pacific Champs – Gold Coast 2014, USA 2010
  • National Open Team – Coach – World Champs –Barcelona 2013, Shanghai 2011, Rome 2009
  • National Open Team – Coach – Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014, Delhi 2010
  • National Open Team – Coach – Olympic Games – London 2012, Beijing 2008

Matt has had great success with a wide range of swimmers from Juniors to Open and has trained National Champions and Olympic Medallist in events ranging from 50 meters to 1500 metres.


Sarah Caithness

Sarah Caithness (Coach - Parkinson)

Sarah has spent the last 4 years as part of the Surrey Park, Victoria coaching team. Sara worked with swimmers at all levels from from Learn to Swim to Age National Athletes.  Sara is currently completing her Silver License ASCTA Accreditation.  

Besides working with the swim stars of our future Sarah was the Head Chef at the Ice-Bergs Dining room and Bar at Bondi, Sydney for 5 years.  A highlight was cooking for Oprah Winfrey!


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Club Nights are held on every two to three weeks during spring and summer.  Club nights are about building team spirit and putting into practice what swimmers learn in training.  They are also a good occasion for parents and carers to connect and see their swimmers in action. We look forward to your involvement and feedback on how we make it a great experience for all our swimmers regardless of their level.

Club Night dates 2018

Click here to download the 2018 club night flyer

WHEN: 

  • 24th May

TIME:

Warm Up: 4:00pm

Racing: 5pm

 


Club Night Results

 

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

Click here to download Squad Timetable

Squad Fees 
Junior Squad $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 Centenary.

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

 

Parkinson - Meets

Fun at Training and Club nights

Squad training at Parkinson

Parkinson - Presentation Day