Head Coach & High Performance Coach
Justin Bell is Surrey Park's Head Coach. He is an experienced
Silver Licence Coach who has coached swimmers to compete
successfully at State National and International levels. Justin is
the primary coach of Surrey Park's National Open and National Age
Justin rejoined Surrey Park’s Coaching Team as National
Age Coach in May 2019. He had spent much of his previous
‘swimming life’ at Surrey Park, initially as a
successful swimmer who went on to compete at National level, then
as an assistant coach working primarily with the Club’s more
Junior State-level swimmers. He is also a member of a 3rd
generation Surrey Park family.
Justin’s skills as a coach were recognized outside the
Club and the State. Five years ago he was given the opportunity to
move to Queensland and broaden his coaching knowledge and
experience; also to work with more senior, as well as junior
During the time in Queensland Justin’s coaching career as
a coach prospered.He Justin was selected as an Australian Team
Coach for the Australian Junior Pan Pacs 2018 Team and was the
coach of swimmers selected for this team in both 2018 and 2019.
Some of Justin's other achievements whist coaching in Queensland
- National Age Squad Coach of the
Rackley Club and Lead Coach at St Joseph’s College, Brisbane
- Primary Coach of a number of
National Age Finalists and Medal winners
- Coached 16 swimmers to compete at
2019 Age Nationals and Queensland 2017 and 2018 State Teams members
- Queensland State Teams coach in
- Numerous Queensland State Finalists
State Youth and State Junior Squad Coach
Julie-Anne Roberts joined Surrey Park’s Coaching Team in
Julie-Anne is is an experienced Silver Licence coach who takes
the Club’s State Youth and State Junior Squads. In addition
she assists with coaching of the Club’s other squads.
Swimming has played a big part in Julie-Anne's life. She
previously competed successfully at Australian Open level and
trained at the AIS for a year.
Julie-Anne has held a number of swim coaching positions and was
an assistant coach at Tigersharks and MLC Aquatic. At Tigersharks,
Julie-Anne coached Development, Junior, State and National Age
Group level swimmers including several National Age medal winners.
State Open and State Target Squad Coach
Michael is a Bronze Licenced Coach.
He has been involved in sports and fitness programs over the last
12 years. He also has a Certificate III and IV in Fitness
Training. During the past few years Michael's emphasis has been on
activation and rehabilitation, particularly in swimming.
Michael is the primary coach of both Surrey Park’s State
Open and State Target Squads. He also assists with coaching of the
Club’s other squads. In addition he is helping with the
development and training of instructors who work in Surrey Park's
learn to swim program.
Michael is actively involved in
running the dryland program for the Club’s State and National
Anthony Di Petta
State Development and Lead Junior Coach
Anthony Di Petta is a Bronze licensed swim coach who joined
Surrey Park's coaching team in 2021. He has been in the Aquatics
industry for 12 years having started off as a Learn To Swim
instructor and progressing on to coaching junior swimmers. His most
recent role was as Assistant coach at Ruyton Girls' School.
Anthony holds a Swimming Australia Development Coach Licence
(Bronze) and has completed a Dipoma in Health Science
As the Lead Junior Coach, Anthony oversees the whole junior
squad program on behalf of the Head Coach, and also assists with
the co-ordination of the transition of swimmers from learn to swim
into the Junior Program and the Club's Fitness Squads.
Anastasia joined Surrey
Park’s coaching team in October 2018. She is a former State
level swimmer who has been teaching and coaching at the junior
squad level for several years and has gained her Bronze Licence
Anastasia has completed a Bachelor
of Exercise and Sport Science majoring in both Strength and
Conditioning and Applied Sport Science.She is currently undertaking
post graduate studies in the same area.
Anastasia coaches Surrey Park's
Junior Aqua and Junior Blue Squads.In addition, she assists with
coaching of the Club's other squads.