Coaches

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 for backstroke

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.

 

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.

 

Callum McFaul
Micro Burgers and Junior Burgers
Callum McFaul has been involved in coaching at Brisbane Grammar since 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed helping with the Micro and Junior Burger squads.

Callum has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 7, swimming at Chanlder Swimming Club for 10 years, the last year of which he was club captain.
Callum’s main events during his competitive career were the 200m and 400m freestyle, where he achieved multiple District, State and National top 3 finishes.

Since leaving competitive swimming, Callum has manages part time coaching with university, where he is studying a bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics at the University of Queensland.

 

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.

 

Aliesha Meagher
Micro Burgers and Junior Burgers
Aliesha Meagher excelled in swimming from a young age, representing Queensland on numerous occasions and receiving an Australian age champion title in Backstroke at the age of 14. Soon after completing high school she became determined in helping swimmers gain confidence and the ability to succeed at a young age.

After experiencing coaching a swim-fit program and preparing swimmers for competition in inter-school carnivals, she was enthusiastic to join the Brisbane Grammar Swimming Club in early 2018. From her years of experience as a competitive swimmer, combined with her knowledge of swim coaching, she is excited to share her passion with a new group of pupils and help them excel at the sport.

Aliesha is excited to join the team at Brisbane Grammar Swimming to help teach children the importance of sport for both fitness and social wellbeing.