Our Coaches

We have a large and exceptionally talented and diverse Coaching team who all specialise in a number of different aspects of the swimming journey. From gym work, through to learn to swim, stroke correction and high level competitive swimming.

Our leadership team comprises of:

Head Junior Coach/Tigersharks Coach – Liam duFeu

Originally from Jersey and part of their 2006 Commonwealth Games Team our dedicated, hardworking Head Coach Liam has had many career highlights including coaching 10 different TSS Age Gold Medalists and 20 different TSS Individual Age Medalists in the past 9 years. His most recent coaching accolade was awarded by Swimming Australia. He received two Recognition of Coaching Awards for his integral role in coaching two of our Australian Dolphin swimmers, Grayson Bell and Laura Taylor.

High Performance Coach – Chris Nesbit

Our exceptional High Performance Coach Chris was 2003 Great Britain Coach of the year; Former GB Head Coach to National Women’s team 2001-2004; GB Head Coach to World Championships 2008; England Head Coach to 2010 Commonwealth Games Team; Coach to GB’s first two World Champions; Australian Head Coach to USA Nationals team 2013; Australian Team coach 2014, 2016 and 2018 for World Short Course Championships; 2015 World Junior Championships; 2017 World Long Course Championships coach and 2018 Commonwealth Games; National Age Group Coach of the Year 2015 and; and Recipient of Don Talbot award for the highest performing Australian coach at the World Championships. He has coached our own TSS Aquatic swimmers to medals at Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. His knowledge, understanding and experience in the world of swimming is a true asset to our club and his influence spreads to every corner of the Club through our Team of Coaches.

Director of Coaching/Hammerheads Coach – David Thomas

Our hardworking and talented Director of Coaching David has been with TSS Aquatic since 2012 and is originally from Reading in the UK where he started his swimming journey. He has coached many junior swimmers to State level and has been on several Junior and Senior Queensland Teams.