Address: 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt QLD
Phone: 07 3420 6074
Contact: Josh Smith
hibiscus@rackleyswimteam.com.au
Coach name: Shuan Crow and Josh Smith

JOIN OUR TEAM:

The Hibiscus Sports Complex has a history of quality swimming with the late Bernie Wakefield operating the complex with success for years.

The Hibiscus centre now offers a range of squad programs of high quality swimming.

  • 25m short course water (heated)
  • 50m long course water (heated)
  • Gym, Cardio and weights rooms
  • Functional fitness room

Message from Head Coach Josh Smith :

The Rackley Hibiscus coaching team are excited to provide a professional high quality swimming program to the local community. My coaching philosophy is Fun, Tough and Fast.

Firstly, fun and enjoyment are the drivers of my programming and coaching style, If swimmers are enjoying what they do training doesn’t become a chore. It becomes a pursuit of personal excellence and development. Secondly Toughness is essential in the achieving your best as a swimmer. Our training design and communications with swimmers aim to instil this quality within athletes in our program. Swimmers who are having fun and are tough will become fast. Fast to me means, as fast as that athlete is capable of swimming according to their individual abilities.

In my coaching experience swimming mimics, the ups and downs of life accurately. It is a great preparation for real world where resilience and perseverance are key ingredients to personal success - Happy swimming,

Josh Smith

WHAT WE OFFER:

Our world class facilities and coaching team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on all aspects of our program.

  • Caters for all abilities from Mini Squads to International athletes
  • Consistent Top 5 club in Queensland
  • Competes in the Premiership Division of the Brisbane Swimming Association
  • Regularly has over 20 athletes qualify for Australian Age Swimming Championships

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS:

CrossFit Magnetic

Crossfit Magnetic is a providing professional, effective and fun for all of our squad members we encourage everyone to check out their program.
Follow on facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/cfmagnetic/
 

ACE Sports Medicine

ACE Sports Medicine is providing all RST Hibiscus members and parents with a perpetual discount of 10% on all services with a further 10% going back to club services. We thank Stephanie and Atim for their support of the club. I encourage you to use their services which are high quality and on our doorstep. Please read their attached flyer which outlines their services. 
Follow on facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/ACE-Sports-Medicine/
 
Click here for a brochure of ACE services
 

Swimwear Shack

Visit Swimwear Shack for your race suits and swimming needs - Rackley swim team members get a Discount (contact your pool coordinator for the code you can use in store or online) and Swimwear Shack gives a % back to the club toward swimmer State and National uniforms.   Swimwear Shack
 
Shaun Crow

Shaun Crow (Performance Coach/Aquatics Manager - Hibiscus)

Shaun Crow Performance Coach & Aquatics Manger

Shaun has over 30yrs coaching experience – Most recently he was head coach at Moreton Bay College since 2000.  During this time, he was head coach of One of Brisbane’s oldest and largest Clubs Acacia Bayside Swimming Club.  In the prior decade, Shaun was head coach in Regional Centres and Clubs.  Shaun is a Silver Licence Coach and is on the Board of QLD ASCTA (Australian Swimming Coach and Teachers Association) Across his Coaching Career Shaun has been a representative coach on Australian And Queensland teams including Junior Pan Pacific Coach, 2016, World Junior Coach, 2017  World Short Course Coach, 2016.  Shaun is passionate about Swimming and brings much experience to Hibiscus across development of Junior swimmers through to Australian Representative Swimmers.


Josh Smith

Josh Smith (Head Coach - Hibiscus)

Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Josh was the Head Coach at Rivercity swimming club from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this Josh was the head coach of Liao Ning province in China. Josh started his coaching career in Brisbane at Jamboree Heights state school swimming club, assisting to build a large successful junior club.

Josh has served as a coach on Australian youth teams, QLD SC state teams, SAL National Talent Identification as a lead coach, He has experience coaching at international level overseas and for Australia.

Josh complete his Bachelor of Human movement studies and Bachelor of Secondary Education at QUT. Josh also completed the AIS/ Melbourne Business School - Performance Coaching and leadership program in 2016. He is currently studying a Masters of Science in Skill Acquisition within swimming at QUT.


Leeanne Herman

Leeanne Herman (Coach Junior and Adult Squads - Hibiscus)

Leeanne is a Bronze level Coach & has been coaching for over 5 years. This coaching experience is combined with a background in swim school teaching, creating a thorough understanding of stroke development from the very beginning. She values health & fitness and can swim every session she delivers. She has been leading the Junior Development Squads and Swimfit Adults Squads since our operations commenced at Hibiscus in 2017. Her Junior program has grown in size & success with multiple state qualifiers & State school team respresentatives. Her swimfit classes caters for former competitive swimmers, ocean swimmers & triathletes through to those who enjoy a challenging & stimulating session for personal fitness.  Her 2 boys also train at Hibiscus & swim competitively for Rackleys at a National level.


Club Nights

Club nights are target competitions for specific levels of our swimming club. As swimmers move through squad levels and mature it is clear there become more opportunities for racing. Especially through avenues such as school swimming, states, nationals, open water competitions etc. 

Hibuscus offer club nights through term 4 

Competitions

It is important that we clearly understand the purpose of the competition that we are entering in. It is important that we do not overload our athletes with the number of competitions which they undertake.   Therefore different athletes within different squads will have different target competitions throughout the year.

 

 

All swimmers in these squads are required to call/text/email the coach if unable to attend a session.

SQUAD TRAINING

Click here to download the timetable

 

Squad Fees 
J1 $39.00
Junior Squad $70.00
Bronze Squad $80.00
Silver Squad $92.50
Gold Squad $105.00
Gold Open $110.00

* J1 squad members can swim once a week - all other squads have access to unlimited sessions

All squad fees are payable via Direct Debit on a fortnighly basis. Swimmers will be issued with a scan card that must be presented to reception at each visit. Swimmers are able to access as many sessions per week that are available for their level. Click here to read full T&Cs

PLEASE NOTE: The fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across fortnightly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fortnightly fees continue as normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching team.

Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a break/holiday of more than 3 weeks (or in case of injury) please contact pool reception staff to organise a payment suspension for the period you are away (noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).
Cancellations – If you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND communicate in writing 7 days in advance of your next debit. 

Please refer to the Squad Timetable for days and times available for each squad level.

Hibiscus - Meets