Coaching

Head Coach
Jerry Zhang
Jerry has been coaching 20 years after retiring from his swimming career. As a former elite National Level swimmer, assistant coach of few Chinese Top Level Coaches and Head coach of Yanlord Garden Swimming Club (Shanghai), he has gained a lot experience through his swimming and coaching career and has coached over a hundred swimmers. He has a strong passion for coaching and wants to assist all club swimmers in achieving their full potential.
Qualifications include:
Bachelor of Physical Education Degree
ASCTA Silver Level (theory)
ASCTA Open Water Coach Certificate
CSA Level 2 coach.

Assistant Coach
Jan Victor
Jan has maintained a passionate interest in swimming for over 13 years.
In that time he was the Head Coach of Secondary School teams (South Africa) and coached teams to second place in the National School Championships not once but twice!
With a military and seafaring background he effectively transfers life skills like discipline and work ethic to his swimmers.
Qualifications include:
National Diploma in Sport Management (South Africa)
ASA Level 2
ASA UKCC Level 2
ASCTA Bronze Level

Assistant Coaches
Marie Greco
Throughout her degree Marie has undertaken courses such as physiology and sports nutrition and she has been able to utilise this knowledge throughout her coaching in assisting swimmers. As a former swimmer with the Henley and Grange Swimming Cub she has a strong passion for swimming and thoroughly enjoys educating future swimmers and providing continual support in all aspects of swimming life.

ASCTA Competitive Stroke Certificate
Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Food Science UNI-SA.

Club Strength and Conditioning Trainer
Phillip Saridakis

Phil has 18 years experience as a strength conditioning trainer, working with Olympic swimmers during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and has worked together with Australian Olympic swim team coach Rick Payne. Phillip is a National and International fitness presenter and has trained the Sturt and West Torrens league football teams, Garville netballers, the Redbacks, the Nebraska Cornhuskers American college football team, Croydon Kings soccer team and the Vipers Football Club. He is also a registered Physiotherapist. He has been nominated South Australian Fitness professional of the year three times in 2000, 2002 and 2006, and is the founder of the Aquanautics training program which he has presented at NASA.


Coaching an event at SA Leisure and Aquatic Centre