OUR COACHING TEAM

Shaping Our Generation

  

Our passionate coaching team, led by Raelene Ryan brings both a high level of coaching expertise and dedication to all the Club’s swimmers.  This team and their energy, enthusiasm and knowledge has created an enviable team culture and is the driving force behind who we are. 

RAELENE RYAN - HEAD COACH

Gold level licenced Coach Raels joined Miami in 1997 as the National Age coach and has helped many of her swimmers to State and National medals. 

 

She has traveled with teams as Head Coach for Swimming QLD and the Fisher and Paykel Queensland Development Squad. 

 

She has also acted as Manager on numerous International Teams including the PAN PAC team (Victoria, Canada & Irvine, USA), World Youth Games and the World Cup (Singapore). 

 

Raelene was also appointed as a coach to the Commonwealth Youth Games Team (Pune, India).

ALEX BEAVER - ASSISTANT HEAD COACH

Alex joined Miami SC in 2008. He is an Austswim Certified Instructor and has a Bronze Licence and is working towards his Silver Licence.  

 

Alex was born in Santa Cruz, California and is the third generation of his family to coach swimming, following his father and grandfather who were both International level coaches. 

 

Alex has managed eight swim schools in Western Australia whilst coaching part-time.  In 2007, he managed the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre Aquatics Department and Swim School (Austswim), which was awarded Swim School of the year in Queensland.  

 

Alex competed in swimming from the age of five to twenty three and his favourite events were the 200 and 400 IM, 200 Fly and the 200 breaststroke.  

 

Alex is also fluent in French and Spanish.

SARAH CAITHNESS

Sarah has worked with Rackley Swimming since 2017 she has a Bronze License and working toward Silver License. 

Sarah transferred from her role as Junior/Bronze Coach at Rackley Parkinson in Brisbane where for the past 2 and a half years she has been instrumental in growing the program from the ground up alongside Matt Brown and more recently Tracey Menzies Stegbaur. 

 

Prior to Parkinson Sarah was a coach at Surrey Park in Victoria for 4 years, assistant to Matt Brown and then Ian Pope leading the development and growth of their junior program and working with swimmers at all levels from Learn to Swim to Age National Athletes. 

 

Sarah is currently completing her Silver License ASCTA Accreditation. Prior to her coaching career Sarah was a chef and whilst in the kitchen stayed close to the pool spending five years in the kitchen of Icebergs Dining room and Bar at Bondi, Sydney.

ANDREW ABOOD- ASSISTANT COACH

Andrew started swimming competitively at the age of six and has since then swam at a state, national and international level.

 

He is currently the 7th fastest Australian of all time!  During his swimming career, he had the opportunity to work with many different coaches all over the world ranging from Learn to Swim to Olympic Gold Level. 

 

Andrew has developed a solid understanding of what makes a successful coach and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with the younger swimmers at Miami Swimming Club.

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