The Chandler Swimming Club can trace its history back to a swimming club that was know variously as the ‘Carina Amateur Swimming Club’, the ‘Carina Amateur Swimming Club’and the ‘Camp Hill/Carina Amateur Swimming Club during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The swimmers at this time trained at the Carina Pool, an outside unheated pool only a few kilometres from Chandlers current home, The Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Sleeman Sports Complex.
When the Aquatic Centre, also known as the Sleeman Sports Complex, was built for the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the ‘Carina Swimming Club’ won the right to lease lanes of the new 50 metre, heated, indoor pool, and so, relocated. The change of location led to a name change and the club became the ‘Carina/Chandler Swimming Club’. The first Head Coach was Mrs Myee Baumer. Myee was assisted by her husband, Rex. Myee Baumer had been coaching at the Carina pool and moved with the club into its new premises, while Rex became assistant manager at the new Chandler pool.
Chandler swimming club has had 24 swimmers represent their country at international level, including:
- Alice Mills (AIS Based) - Olympic Gold Medallist
- Jodie Henry (AIS Based) - Olympic Gold Medallist and Former World Record Holder
- Tahnee White (AIS Based) - Olympian and Commonwealth Games Medallist
- Nerice Holland - Current World Champion 400m and 800m Freestyle (INSA), Telstra Swimmer with a Disability Swimmer of the Year for Australian Swimming and 2010 IPC World Championships, Athlete with a Disability at the Confederation of Sports for Queensland
- Daniel Fox - Australian Record Holder (5 Records), Silver Medallist at the 2010 IPC World Championships
- Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane (PNG) - Olympic Games
- Caitlin Fletcher - Australian Champion and Australian representative for the Trans Tasman Series
- Rebecca Ohlwein - Australian representative at the World School Titles
- Drew McGregor (Coach) – Telstra Swimmer with a Disability Coach of the year for Australian Swimming, Australian Champion: Silver Licence - Coach of the Year
The Chandler Swimming Club and its Coaching Staff aim to provide a place for young people to develop, not only as swimmers but also as confident, healthy, and independent individuals.
The Club endeavours to provide a strong foundation from where every swimmer can go on to achieve their full potential, carrying the lessons learnt, through with them for the remainder of their lives.
It is the Club’s intent that each and every member enjoys this journey.