Coaches

Squads train with our long-standing professional coaches.

Les Barclay

Les Barclay

lbar16963@bigpond.com
M: 0403 037 454

Les has been coaching since 1986 and is an ASCTA Level 2 coach. He assumed the role of Telopea's Head Coach in October 2002 from Peter Freney. He was the coach for the Australian swimming team to the World Disabled Swimming Championships in Malta in 1994. Les was also ACT team coach for the Pacific School Games in Perth in 1996. He has been the coach for the ACT team at the Australian Primary School and Secondary School Swimming Championships since 1997 and was the ACT coach again for the Pacific School Games held in Sydney in May 2000. In February 2001, Les was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for significant contribution to swimming. Once again, Les was off to Perth in September 2001 as coach of the ACT team at the Australian Secondary School Swimming Championships, and in 2002 to Darwin as coach of the ACT team for the combined Primary & Secondary Schools Championships. Les was the coach of the ACT swimming team in 2008 Pacific Schools Games.

Les Barclay

Jan Eldridge

janeldridge@bigpond.com
Tel: (02) 6251 0384

Jan joined the coaching team at Telopea in 2001 having previously been Head Coach at the neighbouring Queanbeyan Leagues Swimming Club in NSW and Assistant Coach at Unigym Swimming School at the University of NSW. Jan has been involved in swimming in the ACT for at least 20 years and came to us with a wealth of swimming knowledge. Jan is an accredited Level 2 coach and has been Team Manager for the ACT School Sports Association, Australian Primary Swimming Exchange and the Pacific School Games. Jan has a degree in Education from the University of Canberra and a Diploma in Business Management.

 

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