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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 swimmer 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.

Niroop Kotian

State Squads Coach

Niroop is a Development Swim Coach with Swimming Australia and ASCA level 5, who moved to Tasmania from  India. He has worked with swimmers to achieve strong performances at age and open level, with swimmers qualifying for the Indian Nationals. and acted as an assistant coach for the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea.    Since arriving in Hobart, Niroop has seen many swimmers in State Squad perform a higher percentage rate of personal best times, with over 65% of all swims done by State Squad swimmers since his arrival being personal bests.   Niroop is actively involved in personal development and recently traveled to the world championship in Melbourne and has many contacts around the world with other coaches, to learn and futher his knowledge. Niroop has an Australian Strength and Conditioning certification and has been looking after the Active warm up for swimmers, as well as dry land programming for National and Target swimmers. Niroop enjoys exploring short walk places in and around Hobart. He has also recently started patrolling with Kingston surf live saving club. Niroop's goal is to create more versatile age group swimmers, to enable them to transition better into open swimming.

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. 

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