Posted on June 17, 2013 by

Bobby Jovanovich
National Age Head Coach
Bobby Jovanovich has recently made the move from Western Australia to join Brisbane Grammar Swimming club as the National Age Head Coach. Bobby has been a part of the swimming world for over 20 years as a professional swimmer and now an Australian renowned coach. Recently retiring from a professional swimming career of 18 years, Bobby was able to successfully swim for Australia on multiple occasions and is still ranked in the top 10 All-time Australians best ever Backstrokers.

Bobby utilized his passion for the sport of swimming by passing on his knowledge and experience to the coaching side 7 years ago. Over the last few coaching years, Bobby has been able to produce multiple Australian Age National Champions. Under Bobby’s guidance, he was able to take his recent Western Australian Swimming Club to its best result at the Australian National Age Championships this year.

Now being apart of Brisbane Grammar School Bobby is very eager to work with you all on helping every one of you reach your full potential in the water and provide an experience you will remember throughout your swimming career.


Brittany Nunan
State Development Squad
Brittany previously coached state swimmers in Geelong and at St Catherine’s School in Melbourne, she has also done a lot of work with learn to swim children and masters squads. She currently holds her Bronze Coaching Certificate and is a past national and state swimmer competing in breaststroke, butterfly and IM events.

In 2014 Brittany graduated in a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science.
Brittany is passionate about combining her knowledge and skills to deliver interesting, technical and challenging programs.


Hiromi Barnett
Junior Burgers
Prior to my coaching career, I was a ski instructor in Japan before I came to Australia in 1997. I started teaching swimming in 2008 as a LTS teacher, after which I attained the Swimming Australia Bronze License while working at the Indooroopilly Swimming Program. I have experience working with babies, toddlers and children in primary and secondary schools. I am a mother of two teenage boys who also enjoy a competitive level of swimming.

Swimming has become a very valuable part of my life. I hope I can pass my knowledge to younger generations and I hope the swimmers of BGS enjoy their swimming with me.


Emily Poole
Micro Burgers and Junior Burgers
I began my swim teaching journey at the beginning of 2013 when I finished high school at BGGS. I currently hold a Swim Teacher Australian certificate with ASCTA and began teaching Learn to Swim at a few pools in Brisbane including Ascot and Newmarket. I started at BGS in May 2013 and was fortunate enough to be mentored by Jan King. Since this time I have been able to see the BGS Program grow and develop significantly.

I enjoy all aquatic activities as I am an ex-BGS swimmer, current water-polo and swim coach at BGGS and am still teaching learn to swim. I am currently studying Physiotherapy at University and hope to become involved in sports physiotherapy when I graduate.


Matthew Logan
CIC, GPS and Club Program
Matt has been employed at Brisbane Grammar School as both a Physical Education Teacher and Swimming Coach since 2007. His involvement with BGS Swimming dates back to the late 1980’s as a student and former Swimming Captain of the BGS Swimming team in 1992. During his time at Grammar, Matt won numerous GPS titles in the freestyle sprint events, and competed at both a State and National level. After leaving school, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies at the University of QLD and has taught PE and coached swimming at numerous schools throughout Brisbane and Oversees. He currently holds the position of Coordinator of the BGS Middle School Swimming Program and is assistant coach in the GPS Swimming Program.

Matt brings to the program a wealth of experience and knowledge. His affiliation with BGS Swimming over the past 25 years is testament to his enthusiasm for the sport, and he is proud to be involved with the ongoing advancement of the BGS Swimming program.