Our Club

Our program is led by an experienced team of committed coaching staff. With a proven track record of developing swimmers at a State, National and International level. The club offers swimmers the ability to compete at swim meets, including club nights, regional, state, national and international levels.

Our Club is one of 23 Clubs in the Gold Coast Region, check out Swimming Gold Coast for all regional information.

State meets are run by Swimming QLD, check out their website for all the latest State swimming news and events.

Swimming Australia
is the peak governing body for competitive swimming. All national swimming information can be found on their website.

Our Committee

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • SGC Delegate

More information coming soon.

Meet the Coaches

Jon Bell - Head Coach
Celina Hardy - Coach
Ella Carroll - Aquatics Administrator
Jon Bell - Head Coach

Jon brings tremendous expertise to the program, having coached Australia’s Paralympic Swim Team at the recent 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Jon also provides a wealth of knowledge across aquatics coaching, programming, and management, with a remarkable reputation for coaching athletes onto the world stage.

Celina Hardy - Coach

With a history in swimming dating all the way back to 1984, Celina brings immense knowledge to the table. She swam in the Japan Junior Olympics and won 4 Gold, the Pan Pacific Championships and received a Bronze Medal, the Commonwealth Games – Edinburgh finalist, 100 – 200m flyer and 200 – 400 IM. After a successful swimming career, she began coaching in 1989. She then took a different path and owned her own Dance school for 33 years. Celina has since returned to swimming as she just couldn’t stay away from her true passion, coaching.

Ella Carroll - Aquatics Administrator

With 3 years of experience in the industry, a background in Business studies and sporting skills in swimming, athletics and dance, Ella brings a unique skill set to the table. Driven by her love of swimming and teaching of swimming, Ella endeavours to create and maintain the best possible swim program St Hilda’s Aquatics can offer.

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Parent Support

As a priority, your child’s swimming experience should be an enjoyable one, one which builds confidence and self-esteem. Your involvement is vital to this experience, and can be enhanced by playing your role as part of a team.

Each person within this team has a specific role to play. Overlapping the roles becomes confusing and often detrimental to the swimmer.

  • The parent provides emotional and practical support for the athlete.
  • The coach provides technical expertise, and motivation in the form of structure, vision and challenge.
  • The athlete brings the raw material and the desire to succeed


Get in touch with the team at aquaticsclub@sthildas.qld.edu.au to see how you can be involved.