Queanbeyan Leagues Swimming Club engaged the services of Telopea Swim Squad (TSS) in January 2012, as their provider of coaching services. These coaches bring to our club a high level of coaching expertise and dedication to the sport.
Les Barclay, Head Coach, has been coaching since 1986 and is an ASCTA Level 2 coach. He assumed the role of Telopea Swim Squad’s Head Coach in October 2002. He was the coach for the Australian swimming team to the World Disabled Swimming Championships in Malta in 1994. Les was also ACT team coach for the Pacific School Games in Perth in 1996. He has been the coach for the ACT team at the Australian Primary School and Secondary School Swimming Championships since 1997 and was the ACT coach again for the Pacific School Games held in Sydney in May 2000. In February 2001, Les was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for significant contribution to swimming. Once again, Les was off to Perth in September 2001 as coach of the ACT team at the Australian Secondary School Swimming Championships, and in 2002 to Darwin as coach of the ACT team for the combined Primary & Secondary Schools Championships. Les was the coach of the ACT swimming team in 2008 for the Pacific Schools Games.
Jan Eldridge joined the coaching team for Queanbeyan Leagues in late 2011 as well as coaching with Telopea Swim Club. Jan had previously been the Head Coach Queanbeyan Leagues Swimming Club and Assistant Coach at Unigym Swimming School at the University of NSW. Jan has been involved in swimming in the ACT and NSW for more than 20 years and comes to us with a wealth of swimming knowledge. Jan is an accredited Level 2 coach and has been Team Manager for the ACT School Sports Association, Australian Primary Swimming Exchange and the Pacific School Games. Jan has a degree in Education from the University of Canberra and a Diploma in Business Management.