Bobby Hurley Assumes Head Coaching Role At Newly-Formed Loreto Normanhurst

Loreto Normanhurst, on the upper North Shore of Sydney, Australia, has appointed former Australian World Champion, Bobby Hurley, as Head Swimming Coach of Loreto Normanhurst Swimming.

Opening on Monday, July 1st, Loreto Normanhurst Swimming will welcome swimmers of all ages, offering three streams of swimming programs; learn to swim, stroke development and fitness, and the formation of the Loreto Normanhurst Swimming Club. The Club will provide a competitive swimming pathway for students and swimmers within the local community, beginning at the development and junior level, all the way through to State, National and High Performance.

Hurley, 2012 Short Course World Champion in the 50m Backstroke and former World Record holder in that event, began his coaching career in 2017, leading South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh to gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest.

In 2019, Hurley coached rising star William Yang to two gold medals (50m Fly, 50m Back) and one silver medal (100m Back) at the Australian Championships, rendering Yang onto the 2019 World University Games roster.

Loreto Normanhurst has appointed Hurley to use his proven experience in planning and monitoring swimming performance in both team and individual athletes to achieve performance progression. Hurley has proven success in utilizing strength and conditioning knowledge for planning, periodizing and managing swimmers across multiple seasons and campaigns to support performance.

Hurley is ready for a new challenge at Loreto Normanhurst Swimming and is looking forward to working with all members.  “I am very excited to be appointed Head Coach of LN Swimming, and will use the same energy and determination forged from my own swimming career to provide the best possible performance pathway for all students and swimming club members.”

Press Release Courtesy: Loreto Normanhurst

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4 years ago

To give some background clarification, Loreto Normanhurst is a Catholic girls school situated in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Squads using the facilities of prominent private schools is far from unknown in AUS with the likes of Brisbane Grammar (which accepted a squad that had been “evicted” from another school, Nudgee College), The Southport School on the Gold Coast and a number in Sydney including Knox Pymble which has received attention in the past year by becoming a major training hub for NSWIS (NSW Institute of Sport) and the relocation of the Campbell sisters.

Reply to  commonwombat
4 years ago

Why were they evicted from Nudgee originally ?

Reply to  commonwombat
4 years ago

just like st peters, tss…almost endless.

Reply to  commonwombat
4 years ago

That’s (so NSWIS partnership) because facilities at Pymble are almost are as good as Sydney Olympic Pool but on a smaller scale and in a local area.

Knox Pymble has been one of the biggest club in Sydney for decades so attracting current performing athletes would be draw attention to NSWIS. In the same area there is Ravenswood which collaborates with swimming organizations.

Also private schools aren’t public pools so they don’t have to have other aquatic related businesses and can operate on their own accord rather than abide by extra policies like a council operated pool needs to follow. Even a business pool with layers of management which slows the operating process thus hindering swimmers development (e.g. Losing swimmers… Read more »

Coach Nico
4 years ago

Congratulations Bobby! We know that you will be a great leader for the athletes of this new team. Best of luck!

4 years ago

Did he quit his job as head basketball coach at Arizona State?