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About The Club » Coaches & Staff
Please note: Qualifications and Experience are major ones only and are not exhaustive.
Born and educated in Germany
10 years (1992-2002) Head coach of 'The Wanderers Club' Johannesburg/ South Africa
4 years (2002-2006) Head Coach North Shore Swimming
4 Years (2006-2010) SNZ High performance coach
Currently Head Coach North Shore Swimming
NZ Olympic coach 2004 (Athens) & 2008 (Beijing)
NZ World Championship Coach 2005 (Montreal); 2007 (Melbourne) & 2009 (Rome)
NZ Commonwealth Games Coach 2006 (Melbourne)
Coached 14 swimmers at Olympic Games
Assistant Head Coach
Former professional footballer in the UK.
Head of Department at Rangitoto College on the North Shore.
Started coaching at Basildon Swimming Club in 2002.
Head Coach Basildon Swimming Club 2003 - 2006
Moved to NZ the end of 2006. Been a coach at NSS since January 2007.
Coached numerous NZ NAG champions.
Placed Alannah Jury on the NZ world championship team 2009, where she finished 13th in the 10km Open Water swim.
Junior Coach - North Shore Swimming
Sharks, Dolphins, Kingfish, Orcas
Belinda is one of New Zealand's most accomplished open water swimmers, having conquered the English Channel twice, the Cook Strait and the demanding Foveaux Strait, as well as many other ocean swims throughout New Zealand. Belinda is only one of five people to achieve a successful crossing of Foveaux Strait where she set a new record time as she did with her Cook Strait crossing. She set the fastest crossing time for her first English Channel crossing in 1980, and placed 2nd in the International English Channel Race in 1981. Belinda has been swim teaching and coaching for nine years.
Skills Coach (Level 1)
School Age Teaching Module
English Channel crossing 1980, fastest overall time
New Zealand Representative International English Channel Crossing Race 1981
Cook Strait crossing record holder 1980
Foveaux Strait crossing record holder 1984
Canterbury & Auckland Swimming Representative
Senior Learn to Swim Instructor, 9 years experience
Junior Surf Swimming Coach, 6 years experience
Positions: Financial Controller
Toni has been working tirelessly for North Shore Swimming for approximately 11 years. She recently received an award at the AUT/Massey University awards held late 2011 for her services to sport. Toni herself was (still is when time allows!) a competitive swimmer for over 10 years. She was a member of the Waitemata Swimming Club but did all her training with North Shore swimmers based at Takapuna Pools and was an Auckland and NZ record holder and representative. Once retiring from pool swimming she became a member of the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club and represented Auckland and NZ numerous times over the 10 years she was involved. Toni has two daughters who also swam competitively for North Shore Swimming Club.
Position: Admin assistant/Events coordinator
Helene has two children who swim with North Shore. Helene run marathons and half marathons. She enjoys the outdoors and loves watching her kids compete. She has been involved with North Shore swimming over the past two years.
Cameron Gibson White, Blue and Yellow
New Zealand's most successful swimmer - Double Olympic Gold Medalist - 200 Free and 400 Free in 1996. Need we say more? We are privledged to have Danyon join the coaching staff at North Shore and bring his wealth of experience, knowledge and talent to an already hugely successful team. At this stage he is spreading his skills across the Club.
Glen Innes Coach - North Shore Swimming
Glen Innes Squads
Dean Kent Squad
Cameron has been coaching with NSS since 2008. He currently coaches the Youth B Squad and has coached Sharks, Age Group Target, Dolphins and Kingfish in the past.
Cameron began swimming with NSS in 1997. Cameron has represented New Zealand at the World University Games, Oceania, and Trans-tasman competitions. He is currently ranked 3rd in New Zealand in the 200 backstroke and 4th in the 100 backstroke and is currently the New Zealand Open Record holder for the 200 backstroke short course. He aims to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games in the future.
Cameron was a prefect at Westlake Boys High School and was awarded an NZQA top scholar award in his final year. He is currently in his final year of studying a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts conjoint majoring in mathematics, statistics and philosophy. Upon completion he intends to study honours in mathematics.
Cameron has also played the violin since 6 years of age and has passed grades up to Performer's Certificate. He is currently the joint concertmaster of the Auckland Youth Orchestra.
Hannah McLean, Cameron Gibson Blue and Yellow
Jennifer swam for North Shore for 8 years. Since stopping her swimming career, she has become a coach and still swims ocassionally.
Positions: Takapuna Tadpoles Yellow, Takapuna Dolphins, Takapuna Orcas
I am 17 years old and completing my final year at Westlake Girls High School this year. I started competitive swimming when I was 9 years old and achieved Auckland and New Zealand Championship success after winning many Age Group breaststroke titles over 6 years.
I have been a member of the North Shore Swimming Club since I was 13 and my passion for swimming continues as I enjoy the opportunity to work as a NSS junior coach.
I look forward to sharing all my experience and knowledge of competitive swimming with our junior members and to gain further coaching skills and experience while working with the GREAT coaches, parents and swimmers at our Club.
Stanmore Bay Coach - Sharks, Dolphins and Orcas and Age Group
Takapuna Tadpoles Blue, Takapuna Sharks, Takapuna Dolphin Blue, Takapuna Orcas
MISH Sharks, Kingfish
Millennium Tadpoles and Millennium Sharksons:
Gillian Melton was born in England and qualified as a Swimming Teacher and Coach with the ASA in 1972. In 1980 Gill and her family moved to South Africa and she taught swimming at Kempton Park, Johannesburg. She became the Head Coach of the Kempton Park swimming club and in a very short time had brought the club from bottom of the Transvaal 4th. League to 3rd. In the Transvaal 1st. League. She remained at Kempton Park for 18 years. She produced numerous National and Provincial champions and her team of swimmers held numerous South African and Provincial records. Gill was chosen to represent South Africa at an International meet in Darmstadt, Germany in 1994 and awarded her Springbok colours for swim coaching. The following year she was one of the team at the 1995 World Short Course Championships in Rio, Brazil . Gill re-located to New Zealand in April,2012 to be closer to her two daughters who live in Auckland.