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Swimming Club




To coach, motivate and encourage all adult swimmers to their full potential, while increasing their self esteem and joy of swimming and competition. To help people belong with a team that strives for excellence and is committed to professional sportsmanship.

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Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned swimmer,   you'll be at home in the water at Pride Swimming Club! We have a dedicated swimming coach who takes us through some swimming drills and stroke correction . It's a great way to get some exercise, build confidence and improve your swimming skills in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.  

WHERE: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport. Meet at the front desk and we go to the pool together.

WHEN: Every Thursday Night 6-8pm

HOW MUCH: $10 (gets you entry to Gold Coast Aquatic Centre)

WHAT TO BRING: Towel, togs, swimming cap, thongs.

All are welcome in this LGBTIQA+-friendly space! 

  • CV Swim Coaching:

  • Ex-Chairman Coaching Committee Masters Swimming Australia.

  • Ex-Qld State director of Coaching Masters Swimming.

  • Ex-Swim Meet Director Pan Pacific Masters Games Pool & Open Water Swim Events.

  • Currently Positions:

  • Club Coach Miami Masters Swimming Club Club Coach.

  • Male Captain Gold Coast Marlins Winter Swimming Member.

  • Honorary Coach Southport Sharks FIA Swim Club (for Diggers). Club Coach/Development Officer - No Limits Disable & Rehab Swim Club


Swim Coach Stephen Cornelius

What have been some of your career highlights?
Getting to the heights I did with international competition as an athlete. With my coaching, I’ve tried a range of different types. I was Denis Cotterell’s assistant for three years – and this is a high-performance program, so you have to be a hard-ass coach. I found with kids it feels like you’ve got to be headmaster every day of the week, so I switched to adults. When an adult turns up to squad training, it’s because they want to be there. I found with adults you can go in-depth with your analysis and stroke correction. I’ve now been an adult swim coach since 1984. When I moved to the Coast in 1989, I was the Miami Masters Coach for 25 years. I’ve been the Queensland State Director of Coaching – teaching people to become coaches – and I also sat on the National Board for Masters Coaching to review training methods.



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