We are based at the Abbotsleigh School Aquatic Centre in Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore. Swimmers train in our 8 lane 25m indoor facility, and Gold squad also swim nearby in the 50m indoor Knox and PLC pools.
Swimmers are coached by Abbotsleigh School Aquatic Centre staff and coaching fees are paid directly to them. Abbotsleigh Swimming Club is a separate organisation and charge a membership fee.
Anybody is eligible to join us – boys and girls! We cater for a wide variety of swimmers from those just out of “learn to swim” through to an elite level. Most Mini Marlins, Junior Challenge, White, Black and Gold Squad Members are required to join, and we encourage any swimmers who would like to experience competition to consider joining.
Abbotsleigh Swim Club schedules both timed Club nights and fun swim races each term which are strategically placed in the competition calendar. We are affiliated with Swimming NSW and the Swimming Metro North East (SMNE) Area. We regularly attend external meets.
The Abbotsleigh Swimming Club is a not for profit organisation run by a voluntary management committee and relies on the assistance of parents to provide club racing and support to our swimmers.
Amanda Isaac (All Squads with primary focus on Gold)
- Amanda is a Gold licence coach who is passionate about building a successful culture and motivated to strive for excellence. She has a broad experience across all ages and has produced Australian representatives in Junior, Senior and Paralympic teams since 2007. She was Head Coach at Nunawading Swimming Club in Victoria, where she has led the Club over the last 7 years to its most successful period in 55 years. Achievements include Nunawading being recognised as the Australian Premier Club on 4 occasions and being listed among the top 10 clubs at Age Nationals for the last 9 years in succession.
Amanda has been a coach on several Australian teams in all disciplines including still water, open water and Paralympic swimming. Her other career highlights include her appointment in 2016 to the AIS Performance Coach Program; coach of the Swimming Victoria Gold Squad; coach on an 2015 Australian Youth XCamp; coach at the World University Games to name but a few.
Cameron Gledhill (Black & White Squads)
- Cameron started coaching in 2011 and is a Silver license coach since 2011. He has coached in both the USA and Australia, at all levels from development level up to the Australian team coaching staff. He started swimming in Canberra in 1998, top 10 at age Nationals in 100, 200 breast and 200 IM, moved to the USA and swam for Curl Burke Swim Club. Cameron won State Championships in 100 breast and 200 free, was awarded a scholarship to Virginia Tech University, achieved a bronze medal at US National Championships in the 50 breast and was named 4 time all American. Cameron has moved from Canberra to join us.
Coaches that Cam had whilst he was a swimmer had some of the most profound influences on who he is today. He believes that coaching, although results and performance based, has an even more important role in the development of better people. Assisting athletes through their development, allowing them the opportunity to set goals, learn about work ethic, he believes, is one of the most fulfilling things anyone can do.
Cameron has a keen interest in everything rugby. He has spent the last few years in the army and has probably fired more rocket launchers than your average person
Leon Hartman (White & Junior Challenge Squads)
- We would like to welcome Leon to our coaching team. Leon has previously worked at Abbotsleigh, and started working on our deck in December 2016. Leon is passionate about swimming and assisting swimmers to be their best. Leon has worked across a few programs, and brings this experience with him. He is excited to be part of Team ABB and is learning the ABB style and attitude – Fun and Fast. I am sure you will make him feel welcome as he gets used to his new environment.
|Race Secretary||Cath Feurtado|
|Membership registrar||Sam Williamson|
|Other members||Nicole Dunlop, Ben Ramsden, Craig Torrens|
The Abbotsleigh Swimming Handbook is available here.