Jaan Murphy started coaching
in 1995. He is a Silver Licenced Coach at holds a Masters of
Applied Science (Sports Coaching) from the University of Queensland
and Diploma of Sport (Development) from Loftus TAFE. He currently
works as the Casual Senior Coach, coaching the Gold and Silver
Squads when required and mentoring the junior
Jaan has coached in both
Australia and overseas, including in Singapore and the United
States. Locally, Jaan previously
worked as the Head Coach of the Brindabella, Tuggeranong Vikings
and Ginninderra swim clubs. He has coached numerous medal winners
at the Australian Age, NSW Open, NSW Age and Country
levels. Jaan coached a number of
Australian Open finalists, some of whom went on to represent
Australia in various competitions.
Jaan has also coached
international representatives for Singapore and other
countries. Jaan coached
swimmers that have won medals at international competitions such as
the World Cup series and Oceania, as well as appearing in World
Championships, Commonwealth Games (including semi-finalists),
Olympics, South East Asian Games, South Asian Games and Asian Age
Group Championships. Many
of the swimmers he coached overseas won medals at Australian Age,
Queensland and NSW Championship competitions when part of
Singaporean representative teams.
Whilst Jaan exited
full-time coaching in 2012 to become a lawyer, he continues to have
a passion for the sport and enjoys seeing young people learn
valuable life lessons from swimming and the pursuit of their
Courtney Taylor started swimming in 2010 and has since progressed
to coaching, currently coaching development, junior and bronze
squads at Tuggeranong Vikings.
Courtney prior to coaching competed at both state and national
level swimming events, making selection for NSW state teams.
Courtney is a record holder at Country, State and Australian Age
Championships. Courtney furthered her swimming achievements in
receiving podium finishes for 100m backstroke, 4x100m Medley relay
and 4x50m relay at the Georgina Hope Australian Age Championships.
Courtney is currently studying a Bachelor or Politics and
International Relations/ Bachelor of the Science of Psychology at
the University of Canberra.