Who we are

NS Swim School is owned and operated by Gold License Olympic Coach Narelle Simpson.

Alongside Narelle, is a wonderful team of staff to encourage water confidence and safety. We guarantee highly experienced and trained coaches and teachers, who are friendly and passionate about teaching.


Narelle Simpson

Having grown up on Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches and involved in coaching sport all her life, Narelle’s first love and passion was always the water.

In 2001, Narelle became the first Australian female on a major Australian team in an individual coaching capacity with a swimmer.

Since 2000 she has placed swimmers on Olympic, World long and short course teams, Commonwealth Games, Pan-Pac and major World Cup teams.

Narelle Simpson
Other achievements:
1995- date - Owner & Operator of swim and squad coaching schools.
1997 – 2001 - Swim Coach for Uncle Toby’s Iron Men & Women.
1980s - 1990s - NSW Council for the disabled.
1993-2006- Head Coach of James Pittar (Blind Marathon Swimmer)
1998 – Head Coach of the first blind swimmer (James Pittar) to successfully cross the English Channel.
1999 – Head Coach of first blind swimmer (James Pittar)  to successfully complete the Manhattan Island Race.
1999 – 2006 - NSW Institute Coach.
1997 - Head Coach for the World Championship team for Cerebral Palsy.
1999 – 2000 - Swim Coach of Jan Rehula (CZE) – who subsequently took bronze in Men’s Triathlon at the Sydney Olympics.
Late 1990s – 2000 - Swim Coach of Elka Graham who won silver at Sydney 2000 Olympics and subsequent medals at Commonwealth and 2004 Olympics.
1997-2000- Coach of Paralympian (Priya Cooper) Gold Medallist 400m Freestyle at 2000 Paralympics.
2000 – Awarded the Australian Sport’s Medal for services to sport and mentor to many Bronze & Silver coaches in swimming and triathlon coaches.
2001-2006- Coach of Olympians and Commonwealth Games Swimmers - Lara Davenport, Michele Englesman, Kelly Tucker, Kristy Thompson (SCOT), Zoe Baker (UK)
2003 – Awarded “Contribution to Local Community” for work with disabilities and swimming (Manly Rotary Club).
2004 – 2009 – Lecturer at Nature Care College – Introduction to Sports Psychology and Sports Management.
2009-2014 - Owned & operated Registered Training Organisation for Swim Teaching.
2015 – Coach of Cameron Goode (Australian Triathlon Institute) to help improve his swimming technique.