Tim Dilger (Head Coach)

Tim has been coaching at Clayfield Aquatics since January 2006. Tim was a talented sportsman during his school days playing rugby union, basketball and swimming at a state and national level. Tim spent the first few years after school playing rugby union in France at Stade Francais, however his true passion has and always will be swimming. Having swum under some excellent coaches. Tim believes in the philosophy that technique is the most vital component of any young swimmer.

Tim is at present a Silver License coach and has also completed a Certificate in Fitness and is a qualified personal trainer.

Liam Fisher (Assistant Coach)

Liam has recently been appointed as our new intermediate coach. He has previously worked at CJ’s and Rackley Centenary where he has had success developing junior swimmers at a State/National level and recently two National age swimmers. Liam has always been involved in sport and has represented Queensland in Football and Cricket and is still playing in the Football Brisbane Premier League for Capalaba. Recently, Liam finished his studies with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and International Business at QUT Gardens Point. He holds a Bronze Licence in coaching and has both his First Aid and CPR Certificates.

Clare Cattanach (Stroke Development Coordinator)

Clare is the new stroke development co-ordinator at the College. Clare was previously working as a Learn to Swim teacher at the Toowoomba Grammar School and Youth Squad Coach at Fairholme College. During her school years at Fairholme College in Toowoomba, Clare competed in both swimming and triathlon at a State level and still continues to be competitive in triathlons.

Clare has always had a passion for swimming and aims to create a fun environment for the kids so their love of swimming will continue throughout their lives.  

Lauren Giles (Junior Coach)

Lauren is a past Clayfield College student and Clayfield Aquatics swimmer. Lauren has a love of swimming and represented the club for 6 years, swimming at State and National Championships. Lauren is now studying a Bachelor of Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, but is hoping to begin a Bachelor of Primary Education in 2014. Her qualifications include an accreditation of Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming and a current First-Aid and CPR certificate.


She enjoys coaching the junior squads, as she believes providing them with the ability to swim with confidence is a very important skill that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


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