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Our Coaches

David Proud - Swimming Director & Sharks Coach

David has a real passion for swimming and helping athletes achieve more than they thought they could get out of themselves. He believes that the dedication and determination required to be a performance level swimmer/athlete  are key traits that help countless people succeed in employment when their athletic training comes to an end.


2003-2005            Swam for Great Britain at the World Championships in Barcelona and Montreal

2004-2007            Mechanical Engineering (Beng) from University of Manchester, UK

2007-2009            Junior Coach at Stockport Metro SC in UK

2009-2010            Head Age Group Coach at City of Norwich SC in UK

                               Level 3 UKCC Coach in Swimming

                               Won Age Group Programme of the Year 2009 & 2010 at the East Region Championships

2010-2016            Head Junior Coach at TSS

                               ASCTA Silver Licensed Coach 2012

                               Pool Lifeguard 2011

2012-2016            Performance Distance Coach at TSS

Representative Teams

  • Head Womens Coach of the Queensland State Team at the 2014 & 2015 State Teams, AIS

  • Team Coach of the Queensland State Teams at the 2013 State Teams, AIS

  • Australian Team Coach at the 2015 World University Games, Gwanju, South Korea

  • Squad Coach at the Swimming Australia 2014 Talent ID Camp at the AIS

International Athletes personally Coached:

  • Emma Robinson 16th Place at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 800m Freestyle

  • Jessica Walker 5th Place at the 2015 FINA World Championships in the 5km

  • Kiah Melverton Two Bronze Medals at the 2015 World University Games

  • Kai Edwards 6th Place at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the 10km

  • Alessandra Colombini 2 Gold Medals at the 2016 Oceania Championships

  • Bianca Crisp 2 Silver Medals at the 2016 Oceania Championships

  • Lachlan Colquhoun 2 Silver Medals at the 2016 Oceania Championships

  • Troy Balvert 2 Bronze Medals at the 2016 Oceania Championships

Part of the TSS Team that won:

  • 3 x GPS Premierships 2013, 2015 and 2016

  • Australian Age Group Champion Club 2014 (Runner Up 2015 & 2016)

  • Australian Open Water Club Champions 2016 (Runner Up 2015)

  • Australian Overall Club Runner Up 2016

  • Queensland Champion Club 2014 & 2015

Oct 2016-Present             Swimming Director at Nudgee College and Performance Coach at Nudgee College Swimming Club

Michaela Pattinson – Swordfish Coach

Michaela’s passion for swimming starts back from when she was a young swimmer herself, leading her into coaching. She takes great pride in helping swimmers of all levels achieve their goals. The commitment and self- drive obtained from swimming are traits that will continue to help swimmers through all stages of their life.


2004-2007                   Assistant Coach – Gardens (Townsville)
                                      Ascta Bronze Licence 2005

2007-2012                   Head Coach – Gardens
                                      Pool Lifeguard/Bronze Medallion 2010
                                      Ascta Silver Licence 2012

2013-2015                   Assistant Coach – Indooroopilly Swimming
                                      Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business 2013

2015-2016                   Head Coach – Indooroopilly Swimming

OCT 16 – Present       Lead GPS (Year 5-7)/ Head Age group Coach
                                       Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (ongoing)

Colin Cresser - Stingrays Coach

Prior to becoming a swimming coach I worked in Human Resource Management for 23 years. The skills I have learnt from that experience have enabled me to manage effectively “people“ issues associated with swimming. I am a firm believer that a positive environment is essential in achieving success with young swimmers.


My early experience as a swimming coach was at Clayfield College, Sandgate swimming Club and Earnshaw College where I ran my own business. In 2001, I was appointed as Assistant to Matt Brown, Head Coach at Nudgee College. Considerable success was achieved at GPS, State and National level during this time.


I am qualified as a Silver Licence Coach which enables me to coach at a State/ National level. Elise Williams (finalist), Jarred Megaw and Josh Tomlinson are current swimmers I have coached to a National Age level.  I have experienced the “highs” and “lows” of Nudgee College Swimming and am committed to its future success.

Miki Musha - Dolphins & Starfish Coach

Miki strongly believes that each child has unlimited possibilities, and has real passion to help them “SHINE”. She is a mother of three, so she understands how children go through life challenges through their school, sports and friends. Had being a competitive swimmer back in Japan, she understands and loves swimming. Speaking Japanese and English, she also has connections with some top swimming clubs in Japan.

2010       Learn to swim swimming teacher at Kedron State School Swimming Club
2012       Head Coach at Kedron State School Swimming Club
2012       Junior coach at Nudgee College Swimming Club
2013       Qualified Personal Trainer
2014       ASCTA Bronze Licensed coach
2015       Coached swimmers to QLD Championships
2016       Coached Thomas Connellan 6th place at School Sports Australia swimming Championships in the 50 Freestyle

Kerry Gannon - Learn to Swim Co-Ordinator

2008                            Completed Teacher of Swimming Water Safety - Austswim

2008                            Commenced working at Nudgee College Learn to Swim Program as LTS Instructor

2009                            Completed Teacher of Competitive Strokes Course - Swimming Australia

2008 -  2012               LTS Instructor at Nudgee College

2012 -  2013               Coach  JX Squad at Nudgee College

2013                            Completed Bronze Coaching course - Swimming Australia

2014                            Completed Austswim Assessors Course - Austswim

2013 - Current           Learn To Swim Coordinator at Nudgee College

2016                            Commenced Babies and Toddler Course - Swimming Australia

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