Our Coaches

Matthew brown
head coach & senior performance coach

Matthew’s career in sport began as an athlete, representing Australia in swimming as an AIS scholarship holder. After graduating with a Bachelor of Sport Science degree from the University of New South Wales in 1996, Matthew decided to pursue a career as a coach.
Matthew’s coaching career began at Caringbah under the guidance of renowned surf coach Kevin Nielson. This experience allowed Matthew to expand his coaching skills, and he was subsequently offered the head coach position at Hurstville Aquatic Centre.
Matthew went on to work as head coach at Bexley Swimming Centre before taking a position as Director of Swimming / High Performance coach at Trinity Grammar School from 2002 to 2019. In his time at Trinity Grammar School he coached numerous athletes to win a total of 56 gold medals at Australian Age Championships. He led the Trinity team to win their first CAS Swimming Championship for the first time in 38 years and then led them to a record breaking 13 consecutive titles. In this time he was selected on the Australian team for the 2010 and 2012 world short course championship. Also in 2012 he toured the world on the Fina World Cup series to coach the 2012 FINA World Cup Male champion. In 2013 he was awarded the ASCTA Australian Age group Coach of the year. Also in this time Matthew was an integral part in the design, development and construction of a new swimming centre that included a state of the art indoor 50m pool and a refurbished 25m indoor pool. He was also a regular coach on numerous Australian and NSW teams that toured the world.

Matthew joins the SOPAC coaching team in 2020, driven to build this club into a top performing age and open age program.

Coaching Appointments
Australian Swimming Team

  • 2016 Oceania Championships, Fiji
  • 2013 FINA World Junior Championships, Dubai
  • 2012 FINA World Short Course Championships, Istanbul
  • 2012 FINA World Cups Australian Youth Team, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore
  • 2012 Oceania Championships, Noumea
  • 2011 Mare Nostrum Tour, Barcelona & Canet
  • 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Hawaii
  • 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships, Dubai
  • 2008 Trans-Tasman Coaching Staff
  • 2001 Assistant coach National Individual Medley Camp Maroochydore QLD
  • 2000 Assistant Coach for the Australian Oceania Championships New Zealand

New South Wales Institute of Sport

  • 2012 US Open Tour Head Coach
  • 2008- current Coaching staff
  • 2001-2002 Coaching Staff

New South Wales Swimming  

  • 2016 Japan Open
  • 2015 Team to North Queensland Grand Prix
  • 2009 & 2012 Coach Australian Age Short Course Teams
  • 2008 Team Coach to the New Zealand Age Championships
  • 2000 Coach for Germany and England tour
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adam Kable
nsw high performance hub coach

Having coached high-performance athletes at Sydney Olympic Park since 2011, Adam Kable leads the Olympic Park Performance Hub's coaching team. He is a four-time consecutive winner of the NSW Swimming Coach of the Year award and has guided athletes onto each and every Australian swimming team, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Cup events, and more. In 2019 alone, the NSWIS coach guided one athlete to a world-record performance and a world championship gold and silver medal.

Adam’s philosophy involves connecting with each athlete as a person and developing an individual performance plan to help them achieve their goals. This plan combined with a strong squad culture built on ownership and accountability has driven the squad to be one of the best in the nation.

Adam holds an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy and a Master of Education in Coach Education.

Coaching Appointments

  • 2019 World Championships Australian Team Coach
  • 2018 Pan Pacs Australian Team Coach
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian Team Coach
  • 2017 World Championships Australian Team Coach
  • 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Australian Team Coach
  • 2015 World Junior Championships Australian Team Coach
  • 2015 Australian Rio Protocol Camp Coach
  • 2014 FINA Youth Program Mentor Coach
  • 2014 Lead Coach Australian National Talent ID Squad
  • 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Australian Team Coach
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