Address: 751 Algester Road, Parkinson QLD
Phone: 1300 733 053
Contact: Tracey Menzies
parkinson.coordinator@rackleyswimteam.com.au
Coach name: Tracey Menzies

Upcoming Events for Rackley Swim Team Parkinson 2019 

October 5th/6th - QLD preparation meet (Chandler)

October 19th - 2019 McDonald’s QLD Open Water Championships (Lake Kawana) 

October 20th - Churchie Transition Meet

October 26th - Chandler Preparation Meet

 

November 3rd - Rackley (Colmslie) LC Transition Meet

November 9th/10th - Medal Shots Preparation Meet (Chandler)

November 17th - Brisbane Metropolitan Relays (Chandler)

November 23rd - Acacia Bayside Preparation Meet

 

December 14th - 2019 McDonalds QLD Relays (Chandler)

December 15th-20th - 2019 McDonalds QLD Championships (Chandler)

 

 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:

       Swim Central

 

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 "Swim Central". Existing members will receive an email from Swimming Australia with links to renew and pay.

*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

 

 

Tracey Menzies Stegbauer

Tracey Menzies Stegbauer (Head Coach - Parkinson)

Tracey Joined the Rackley team in July 2019, having spent the past 10 years working with high performance swimmers and programs, at the AIS and Swimming Australia. Tracey is a highly awarded coach and represented Australia as a coach on both World Championship and Olympic Teams. Prior to her decade in Canberra Tracey spent 15 years at Sutherland Leisure Centre beside Doug Frost; taking over as Head Coach, in her final five years.  During this time she coaches Ian thrope is his run to the Athens Olympics which saw him become the only person to medal in the 100–200–400 combination in Olympic history. Coach to countless household names and internationally recognised swimmers over her 24 year career, including  Ian Thorpe, Craig Stevens, Ky Hurst, Simon Cowley, Kirsten Thomson, Amanda Pascoe and Jason Cram.  Tracey's motivation to join the Rackley team at Parkinson was her desire to get back to a grassroots program in an emerging club and develop the next generation of swimmers with a focus on Junior through to Age level swimmers.  


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!


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.

Parkinson Club Night dates 2019

 

Click here to download the club night flyer

 

WHEN: 

  • 6th September
  • 27th September
  • 11th October
  • 1st November
  • 6th December
  • 13th December (State shirts presentation)

 

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

Monthly Squad Fees 
J1 $80.00
J2 $112.50
Junior $140.00
Junior Excellence $150.00
Bronze $160.00
Silver $170.00
Gold $190.00

Please note the monthly rates are calculated based on an annual amount spread accross 12 monthly payments, rather than a term-based approach. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiodays periods for swimmers. For breaks of more than 4 weeks (or in case of 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).

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