At Southern Cross Swimming Club we truly believe in fun, fitness and community spirit.
Thanks to our amazing coaches, we consistently get amazing results for such a small club.
We welcome everyone to join our community and become part of the Southern Cross Swimming Club family.
Southern Cross Swimming Club started in 2004 when Coach Steve Hadler became Head Coach. Prior to this it was home to Redcliffe Leagues Lawnton Swimming Club under Ken Wood who moved to Redcliffe War Memorial Pool in 2001.
Our Club’s first competitor was 6 year old Aurora Kellam-Pearson who competed in 25m events at Kingaroy Open in January 2005. We then had 3 representative swimmers from the Hann family in the Brisbane Age and Open Meet in 2006. By then we were in full swim attending local meets and sending a team to the Club’s first Qld Championships in 2006 which included future Olympians Blake Cochrane and Jayden Hadler. 2006 also saw the start of our Club Nights which have been a great hit ever since.
January 2017 saw the pool emptied and the liner replaced, as well as the repainting of walls and fences in the new College colours.
In March 2018 Coach Steve Hadler retired and his son and former Olympian Jayden took over the Head Coach position.
In early 2021, new professional standard diving blocks were installed which now leaves the club with an excellent facility and coaching by Jayden Hadler who has a proven track record.
COACHCoach Jayden Hadler is an ASCTA Bronze License Coach & AUSTSWIM Assessor and Teacher of Swimming. He graduated from SCCC in 2010. He is a former Southern Cross Swimming Club swimmer, taking part in the new club's first Club Night season of 2006-07. Since then, Jayden has trained at a number of clubs, culminating in becoming an Olympian in 2012 and a Commonwealth Games & World Championship Medallist. After a 2 year break from competition, Jayden returned to serious training August 2017, and coaches at Southern Cross Swimming Club on his days off, passing on his experience to the next generation of champions.
COACHI came from a swimming family. My parents owned and operated their own swim school, and both my sister and I swam competitively. My swimming journey did not lead me to the Olympics, but it did lead me to a love for the sport so strong that it fuelled a career. I started teaching Learn to Swim in South Africa in 1998, by 2006 I transitioned into coaching. I love the sport of swimming and everything it has to offer. I believe swimming has the power to enrich young people’s lives far beyond athletic ability. Swimming offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle if everyday life. It teaches patience, resilience and the importance of a strong work ethic. I’m very excited to be part of Ripple Swim and Southern Cross Swim Club. I believe we are building and creating a something very special. “Coaching is about being an active participant in a team, learning from it, improving by being part of it and in return contributing to its legacy.” Paul Fryer - Waterborn Swim Coach
President Steve Birch
Vice President Paulo Alvear Fujii
Secretary Jacqui Wright
Treasurer Joe Borger
Registrar Michelle Hanrahan
Race Secretary Michelle Hanrahan
Club Night Race Secretary
Publicity & Media Jenna Lee
Uniform Coordinator Kerri O’Grady
Cheryl Birch Fund raising and grant applications