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Our Coaches - HC Swim Club

Rachel Brennemo

National & Target Coach

Rachel has been head coach of HC Swim Club for 30 years and is the only Swimming Australia Performance Coach in Tasmania.

She has lead many state teams and worked on Swimming Australia swim camps over many years, working with the most promising up and coming swimmers, who have gone on to represent Australia.

Under Rachel’s coaching many swimmers have gone onto become National Medalists, Finalist and Tasmanian State record holders.  Currently, HC swimmers hold 55 all time records within Tasmanian Swimming.

Harry Kink

Junior Racers, Juniors & Assistant National Coach

Harry is a bronze accredited ASCTA coach with over 20 years experience.  Harry originally came from a water polo background and represented Queensland.  In Harry’s spare time he loves looking after his grandchildren, Harriet and Cooper.

Harry has taken HC Swimmers to Age & Open National Championships and been a coach for the Tasmanian State Team on numberous occasions. Harry actively engages in professional development activities locally and nationally.

Sophie Botteril-James

H2O & Junior Coach

Sophie is a former swimmer who has recently found her way back to the sport as a coach. When swimming she excelled in butterfly and Individual Medley events. She is a national medalist and was awarded with the swimmer of the year award multiple times.

Sophie recently completed her teacher of competitive strokes course to become a swimming coach and is also a personal trainer. Currently she coaches the junior squad as well as the H20 squad. Sophie absolutely loves being back at the pool and is super excited to develop her skills as a coach whilst also helping swimmers grow and achieve their goals. 

Tess Yu

Assistant Coach

Tess is a swimmer with HC Swim Club, having competed at a national level, and also works at the Collegiate Pool. She provides support to the coaching team in the event of absences and assists with the Matrix squad. Tess also helps our coaching team with registration for club meets to enable results from these events to be viewable on Meet Mobile and Swim Central.

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