Swimming coach Andrew Fidge with one of his squad members, state medallist Cooper Harm.
Swimming coach Andrew Fidge with one of his squad members, state medallist Cooper Harm.

Coach works at two pools on Southern Downs

Andrew Fidge is the Killarney pool lessee and coaches at Killarney and WIRAC

I SEE my coaching role as an educator so the children have the muscle memory to start well, race and do their turns.

I first coached swimming at the age of 18 in Western Australia after doing a lot of pool and open water swimming and playing under-18 water polo for the state.

Our family moved to Warwick 12 years ago when I was appointed aquatics co-ordinator/head coach at WIRAC. I have since coached at Clifton, Allora, Killarney, Warwick Christian College, WIRAC and Woodenbong pools.

My major aim as a coach is to have happy swimmers with good skills and technique.

I want children to say when they are adults that they had fun as a child at swimming club and encourage their own children to be involved in swimming club.

Currently, I coach in the mornings at WIRAC, then head to Killarney to coach and run the pool and then return to WIRAC to coach.

I have had up to 80 children in my squads this year and have helped another 40 children at Scots PGC.

The Killarney pool is open each day over the holidays from 10am-6pm (except Christmas and Boxing Days). Information on WIRAC squads from reception on 46617955.



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