Chris Curran – Head Swim Coach
With over 40 years enthusing children and adults to adore the water, Chris is one of the most experienced swimming coaches on the upper Northshore of Sydney.
Chris is an Advanced Swimming Coach, Austswim certified, has a teaching degree and a postgraduate degree in Sports Science. Chris has always had a passion for swimming and teaching, and has pursued them both during his career. When Chris decided to retire from his role as a school Principal, he was encouraged to continue his swim school. Chris has always drawn on his teaching experience to optimise his swimming programs to get the most from his students. He incorporates Terry Laughlin’s ‘Total Immersion’ philosophy when teaching and coaching.
Chris has swim schools in Wahroonga and North Turramurra, and offers children and adult classes for learn to swim, stroke development and squad. Chris also offers coaching for elite swimmers and had the pleasure of being the assistant coach of dual Olympic bronze medallist and dual World Record holder Nancy Garapick (Montreal, 1976) while studying in Canada.
Chris also conducts reviews of swim programs for schools and recruitment of swim school staff (see ‘Other Services‘).
Chris Curran is an ever evolving experienced swimming guy. I say swimming guy because he is more than a coach, or an instructor. This guy is a fish! He is an ocean swimmer and a pool swimmer. This translates into a wonderful empathy in his teaching and coaching. I have seen him teach kids to take their first strokes, I have seen him help elite athletes to shave off milliseconds and I have seen him improve the stroke and style of every swimmer he works with. Chris Curran has given me swimming skills that make people ask where I learned to swim.
Kelly Phuah (#1 Triathlete, 40-44, USA)
Thanks to the great effort you are doing with the kids.
We are very lucky to have you as Zoe’s swimming coach.
Thanks to you Chris! It was amazing to see her development and ongoing improvement. You really are the most fantastic swim teacher!
Both girls love your swimming classes.
Thanks for making my kids good swimmers.
Chris is famous for his infectious enthusiasm and is always studying the latest research for use with his swimmers.
I’m loving the progress that we’re seeing.
Thank you for making the time to come and see Jake. He was thrilled to have you support him as well. He would not be at this level without you. It’s such a boost to his confidence.