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Central Park Road, Caloundra


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Coach Profiles

Here at Caloundra Aquatic Lifestyle Centre we have numerous highly qualified coaches and instructors.

John Wallace - Gold Level High Performance Coach
  • ASCTA Gold Level Swimming Coach
  • Swim Australia Learn to Swim Instructor
  • Swim Australia Presenter
  • Swim Australia Assessor


Joshua Harris - Age National Development Coach
  • ASCTA Silver License
  • Diploma Fitness – Level V. Strength & Conditioning


Naomi Harris - Silver Development Coach

I began swimming here at the Caloundra swimming pool 33 years ago under the guidance of Coach John Wallace. Under John's guidance I was fortunate enough to win many state and national medals and gained a swimming scholarship to St Peters Western, where I trained with various Olympic coaches during my swimming career.

Swimming is in my blood and I LOVE to see my swimmers believe in themselves and their potential. I love to encourage my swimmers to push themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of achieving and witnessing the sense of self satisfaction and achievement they gain from those experiences. Swimming is more than just a sport, and it's lessons extend far beyond the pool, respect for self and others, self discipline, integrity, winning graciously, resilience, work ethic and initiative are just some of things that I strive to implement into my swimmers.

I am privileged to coach and it is my goal to support all my swimmers in achieving their goals and to challenge them to take the next challenge, rise up and believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.


Di Feldman - Silver Development Coach
  • ASCTA Swim Coach
  • ASCTA Strength & Cond. Coach
  • Remedial Massage Therapist / AAMT Reg.
  • Emmett Therapist / AAMT Reg.
  • Julia Russell Massage Therapist
  • Aqua Fitness Instructor
  • Pilates Matwork Instructor
  • First Aid / CPR / Blue card

My qualifications extend from a life time of sports participation and coaching. As well as a Remedial/Sports massage and Emmett Therapist, I’m a qualified Swimming coach, Aqua exercise instructor, Strength and Conditioning coach, Julia Russell Massage therapist, Pilates instructor.

 With this experience my passion is to assist athletes to remain fit and healthy for everyday activity & sports participation. My experiences range from child growth and development, preparation and recovery for athletes to seniors seeking pain free range of motion. My programming is specific to adapting athletes to exercise, covering competitive, elite and recovery phases. This provides a duty of care to an athlete which places their health as the main priority for optimum performance.

I would like to:

  • build happy, confident swimmers;
  • to help them progress with their individual challenges of growth and development;
  • to assist them to learn about health and wellbeing (including basic soft tissue manipulation eg triggerpoints). 

From my previous coaching experiences my goals are to alleviate a child’s anxiety and to build their self confidence to attempt new challenges such as competition.  I aim to develop strong, efficient swimmers and to assist them to be ready and to enjoy competing at any aquatics level they choose in the future.


Michelle McDowell - Bronze Development Coach


Kristy Perkins - Bronze Development Coach
  • Swim Australia Swimming Instructor
  • Competitive Strokes certificate
  • ASCTA Green Level Swimming Coach
  • R.L.S.A Pool Lifeguard Certificate
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate III in Community Recreation
  • Level 1 Water Polo Coach