COACHING TEAM

Senior Coach - Angelo Macaro

Angelo has 10 years experience as a swimming teacher and coach working with clients and athletes across a vast range of ages and

levelsIn 2016 he was awarded a scholarship from The University of Queensland - School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences to

begin a world-leading Ph.D. project which involved coaching young Australian swimmers who have cerebal palsy.

Before undertaking this role, he lived in Italy and completed a Bachelor of Sport Sciences and a European Master in Adapted Physical

Activity. In addition to the academic background, he holds several accreditations, including Swimming Australia Bronze Coach, Swim

Teacher, Swim Teacher of Competitive Swimming (CS) and Swim Teacher of Learners with Disabilities (LWD).

Angelo enjoys the learning environment at Indooroopilly Swimming and enjoys providing his expertise to make the activities of the club

successful.

Kathleen King - Learn to Swim Coordinator

Kathleen has an extensive 25 year background in early childhood education and is passionate about teaching, especially children.

She has worked with children and young adults in a range of different arts and disciplines, instructing, teaching, and competing, and

has a keen interest in working with children with additional needs.  Kathleen holds AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety,

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics, AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults, AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes,

AUSTSWIM Assessor and also AUSTSWIM Teacher of Access and Inclusion (Additional Needs).

Kathleen has a love for swimming that has led her to become a dedicated swim teacher for children and adults of all ages.

She says  the best part of her job is teaching and developing the progression of skills and abilities of her students classes, teaching

a child who is afraid to be in the water to swim confidently and independently, and instilling a love of swimming in all her swimmers

Kathleen is the mother of 4 beautiful girls ranging from 1 year  to 9 years (of course they are all talented swimmers!)

Amane Takeda

Amane has been swimming since the age of 4, and have progressed over the years to be able to compete in state and national levels.

She has been swimming at Indooroopilly Swim Club since 2013, and has been teaching at the club since 2017.  Amane has an

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety and is  qualified to teach Learn To Swim through to Development squad. 

Helping the kids achieve their personal goals and watching them develop different skills over time has increased her personal love and

passion for teaching at this club. 

Amelie McCarthy

I have been in the water since I was 6 months old. I started swimming lessons when I was 3 and began swimming competitively when I

was 12. I represented Tasmania at many National events, including National Age Championships, School Games and State Teams at the

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). I was honoured to be chosen as Captain for the Tasmanian team for the Pacific School Games in 2015.

I am a qualified Bronze ASCTA coach and have recently completed the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety with AustSwim. This

means that I am able to coach from Learn to Swim all the way to state level competition.

My family and I (including our 12 year old dog) recently moved up from Hobart, and the biggest change is the weather! I am currently in

my first year studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. I love working here at Indooroopilly

Swimming and look forward to meeting all of you.

Tracy Poblano Ceballos

Tracy  has been swimming and has grown up with generations of family involved in Surf Life Saving Queensland. As a young girl she

would ride waves with her Dad and spent endless hours exploring Queensland and Pacific Island underwater reefs on many summer

adventures.

Tracy holds her Bronze medallion in Surf Life Saving and is a former Age Manager Coach at nippers. Tracy has been competitive in open

water run, swim, run, board and double mixed surfski.

Tracy currenlty holds the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety and she loves working at our pool. She is a dedicated teacher who loves teaching young swimmers how to swim and also enjoys allowing swimmers to feel safe and calm in water.

During Tracy's spare time she designs swimsuits for the Australian way of life and is an award winning Fashion Designer.