The STARplex Swim Club is a not for profit organisation run by parents and volunteers to support swimmers to compete at club, state and national level and to be involved in club activities, club championships, achieve club awards and benefit from fundraising activities.
The Club was formed in September 2000, affiliated with SwimmingSA in April 2003 and in our short history we have enjoyed outstanding success at Club, State, SAPSASA and National level. STARplex Swim Club is committed to the ongoing aim of taking swimmers to the highest level, as well as providing an environment which encourages swimmers of all levels to continue their participation in the sport.
The Club seeks to develop a strong and vibrant spirit in training, at meets and in the Club’s administration. An important element of this spirit is the relationship between the senior and junior swimmers, within the squads, as well as coaches, swim centre managment and parents, encouraging our swimmers to reach for and achieve their potential. STARplex Swim Club is building a tradition of achievement which we all want to see continue and thrive. Our aim is to encourage our athletes to achieve their goals in their chosen sport, and to provide a safe and supportive environment for them to develop their swimming skills and important life skills such as discipline, commitment and sound work ethic.
The Club gives swimmers and their families the opportunity to interact with members of STARplex Swim Club and other Clubs (friendships formed are of great value) and the opportunity to be a part of a team, and also develop as individuals. In a relaxed and fun atmosphere, the swimmers progress through Club Championships, SwimmingSA Meets & Country Carnivals. The Club supports swimmers with Fundraising and Social events throughout the year and trips to meets within SA.
Head Coach Stephen Garner has been a professional swimming coach since the mid 90's and has coached in the Private School system and the Public arena. Coach Garner has enjoyed coaching successful school teams, club teams, as well as, being a State and National Team Coach. Swimmers coached by Steve have had National and International success. Squad members have represented Australia in swimming, water polo, triathlon and been successful in World Masters and Long distance swimming. Coaching philosophy is centered around Team work, which is all inclusive of coaching staff, swimmers, parents and management.
Coach Garner, "I am excited to be the Head Coach at Starplex and believe we have the swimmers, the coaches and the resources to become a force in the swimming world. At STARplex we have a philosophy that swimmers will achieve their goals if they can develop as individuals and subsequently make a significant contribution to the group."
Steve is supported by a team of coaches who each are critical for developing the talent of their swimmers and the pathway through from the swim school to the squad levels.
STARplex thanks its sponsors and partners