Meet our coaches


 

 

    

 

 

Michael Jacobs is the Head Coach at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre.  He has over 10 years coaching experience and holds an ASCTA Silver Licence, ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Licence, Bachelors degrees in Science & Education, and a Masters in Sports Coaching. Prior to Lane Cove, Michael coached for Carlile Swimming at Narrabeen where the club thrived at the State and National level. During this time he was able to work with multiple Australian junior and senior swimming team members. Michael is passionate about empowering swimmers to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

  

 

 

Pancha Thambo is the Senior Assistant Coach at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre. He has over 20 years of coaching experience and holds an ASCTA Silver Licence. Pancha joins the Lane Cove team after being the Head Coach at PLC Sydney. Whilst at PLC Pancha coached many swimmers to the State and National Level. He has also coached Zoe Johnson and Annabel Williams who have both represented Australia in swimming. Pancha aims to coach to the best of his ability, focusing on swimming technique and how to swim to win.

            

 

 

Quentin Laneuville is an Assistant Coach at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre. He has over 5 years coaching experience and holds an ASCTA Bronze License, French Bachelor degree in Sport Training, and a French university diploma in Strength and Conditioning. Prior to Lane Cove, Quentin was coaching swimming in Nantes (France). He has specialised in strength and conditioning training, completing his last year of study in a full time internship with a French professional volleyball team. Quentin is passionate about the training rigour; to train swimmers of all levels to their full potential.