New Director of Swimming and Head Coach1st June 2021
We’re excited to announce our new Director of Swimming and Head Coach, Mr Jason Cooper.
Jason will commence at Toowoomba Grammar School at the start of Term 3 following 11 years as the Director of Swimming and Head Coach at Firbank Grammar School and Firbank Aquastars (FAS) in Melbourne.
Jason has been a highly valued member of the school community at Firbank. Over the last 11 years both the club and school programs have enjoyed high levels of growth and success. Jason has coached many students to state and national titles and has been involved as a coach at National event camps and State representative teams. Jason’s last coaching commitment in Melbourne will be supporting his swimmers at the Olympic qualification trials.
Prior to Firbank, Jason was Director of Swimming at The Southport School for eight years. During his time at TSS, he developed a successful school and club swimming program and guided the school to four GPS Championships between 2004 and 2008.
Jason was an elite swimmer and represented Australia at the Pan Pacs, Commonwealth Games and World Championships (1989-1991). He achieved a gold and bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games (1990) and held the World’s best time in the Men’s 50m Butterfly in 1991.
With over 25 years of extensive and successful experience in school-based swim programs and a holder of an ASCTA Silver License/Performance Coach accreditation, we look forward to Jason joining and leading the TGS Swimming community.