Nick Pedrazzini (Director of Swimming; Gold and Elite Squads Coach)
Damien Bawden (Bronze Squad Coach)
Damien joined Kawana Waters in July 2018 and has over 20 years of coaching experience. Prior to joining Kawana Waters, Damien was the Head Coach at Palmwoods and previous to that at Nambour swimming clubs. Damien was selected as a coach on several Australian Youth Teams between 2003-2005.
While at Palmwoods, Damien took a step back from full time coaching to dedicate more time to managing the Palmwoods Pool after acquiring its management lease. He remained engaged as an active coach during this time and is looking forward to returning to being a full-time coach at Kawana Waters.
Damien has responsibility for the Bronze squad and Silver squad. He is a Silver License coach and began his coaching career after a successful swimming career in which he was selected for multiple Australian representative teams including the 1993 World Short Course Championships in Spain.
Marie Hasemann (Junior Squad Coach)
Marie first began coaching in 1997 at the Lawnton pool working alongside Ken Wood and John Dempsey as part of the Redcliffe Leagues Lawnton Swim Club. Working alongside Ken and John provided her insight as to what was reequired to be a coach. She subsequently coached at the Cotton Tree Swim Club and Clayfield Aquatics club in Brisbane before coaching to Kawana Waters.
Marie is committed to helping teach all of the swimmers in her squad to develop the necessary skills to assist them in their development and progression within this sport. Marie is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching young swimmers learning the sport and the life skills that are gained from this sport.
In addition to being a Silver License coach, Marie has previously been a director of the Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and is involved with surf lifesaving as an active patrol member of Alexandra Headlands Surf Club.
Kim Rigby (LTS, Junior Development squads)
Kim brings extensive knowledge to the Mini squads (comprised of the Development, Target and Junior Target squads) having been involved with infant and general Learn to Swim (LTS) programs since 1992. Kim has also competed at National and International levels in swimming. Kim promotes confidence, leadership and excellent stroke and skill development to the kids in her programs.
As the coach of the Mini squads, her main focus is to continue the development of the basics of swimming with the gradual introduction and progression for the swimmers in the squads to aspects of competitive swimming.
Kim is the head LTS teacher at the aquatics centre and holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree as well as specialisations in teaching swimmers with a disability. She is a Bronze License coach with Silver Accreditation and a Competitive Strokes coach.