Abbotsleigh School and the Aquatic Centre are very pleased to announce the appointment of our new Head Swimming Coach, Leanne Speechley.
Leanne is a silver licenced coach, currently undergoing her gold licence, with 25 years of experience at International, National, State and Regional level. During this time Leanne has worked with some of Australia’s leading coaches and athletes and been responsible for all aspects of swimming programs from learn-to-swim to elite squads. A Bachelor Degree in Sports Science – University NSW has helped Leanne create and implement high quality individualised and team performance plans, including dry land strength and conditioning and biomechanical race analysis.
Leanne is passionate about swimming technique and the performance of her athletes. She was able to build and nurture strong team environments as Head Coach of Somerset College Qld and AquaGym Swim Club, Christchurch NZ. In 2011 Leanne received the Sir Richard Hadlee Outstanding Coach Award for Swimming. This high energy and enthusiasm for mentoring young athletes is part of Leanne’s philosophy to produce well rounded and hard-working swimmers who strive to do their best.
Leanne is committed to working as part of a team to achieve shared goals and results. She has the experience, technical knowledge and coaching experience to be an outstanding mentor for junior coaching staff. Leanne’s leadership qualities and desire to educate students in a balanced environment fit well with Abbotsleigh’s core values. We look forward to welcoming Leanne to the Aquatic Centre and Abbotsleigh community in July.