About Us

The Emmanuel College Swimming Club (ECSC) is a young and growing Club and are proud to offer swimming pathways and opportunities to our increasing membership. Our members range from recreational swimmers through to open national qualified swimmers with all swimmers being registered members of Swimming Queensland. ECSC participates in swimming meets around the Gold Coast region as well as State and National Swimming Championships.

At Emmanuel College Swimming Club, we focus on attaining the best an individual can achieve and aim to assist all swimmers in the Club to succeed and reach their personal best at all times.

For all inquiries regarding the Emmanuel College Swimming Club please contact:

Mr Warren Dopson – Club Secretary secretary@emmanuelswimming.org.au or visit Emmanuel Swimming Club Website.

Emmanuel Swim Club is open to the public – everyone is welcome!

Our Coaches

Adrian Adam – Head coach

Mr Adrian Adam, is a Gold level, former National Olympic coach with 40 years of experience at National and International level. The Emmanuel College Swim Program produces outstanding results, with our Gold squad swimmers consistently making finals and medalling at Qld Schools Championships. Three of Mr Adam’s squad members represented Qld at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in November 2015.

Mariana Mandache

An Olympic IM and Butterfly swimmer, Mrs Mariana Mandache is a Silver coach, with twenty years coaching experience in Romania, New Zealand and now in Australia. She has won a number of Coach of the Year awards from both National federations and clubs in that time.

Olivia Skea

A current national level swimmer and AustSwim Coach.  She is an Emmanuel College Alumni who has been a dedicated participant and supportive volunteer of the Emmanuel College Swimming Club community and continues to show her support through her coaching.

Sam Woodfield

Being a competitive swimmer himself, Sam is an avid sportsman who understands the training needs of all swimmers and strives to get the best results for each student. Currently studying IT, Sam continues to give back to his swimming community by coaching the junior Bronze swim squad and helping out with the Learn to Swim instruction.  Sam has represented the State for swimming and is a qualified Bronze coach.

Our Committee

A dedicated group of volunteers have been nominated to fill the following positions on the ECSC Committee for 2017-2018.

Contact Details

Martin Hall

Warren Dopson

Race Secretary
Olivia Skea

Lee Ann Dippenaar

Leisa Clayton