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Coaching Bio

I am a swimmer who has represented Australia during 2017 to 2019. I am fortunate to enjoy a reputation as someone who is positive and genuinely upbeat in my approach to life and sport. My aim is always to engage and interact in a fun and engaging manner with people. I am acutely aware of the impact that I can have as a high-profile swimmer with young athletes and the broader sporting community. I take my responsibilities to sport and all participants seriously and have a deep-rooted desire to have a positive impact on every person that crosses my path.

*I am currently unavailable for coaching* I made my first Australian Team in 2017 for the World Championship where I won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Following this, I competed at my first Commonwealth Games in 2018 on the Gold Coast. I was successful in winning a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay team with a World Record and also placing 4th in my individual 50m and 100m freestyle. I have been presented with significant challenges in my sporting career. These challenges have equipped me with the necessary skill set to mentor and teach. My objective is to instruct upcoming athletes and their families about how to deal with the adversity and obstacles that all participants in sport encounter along their personal and professional pathway. I believe I would be an ideal mentoring coach for anyone and everyone as I have learnt so much about how important being positive and setting goals can help improve everyday life as well as any career dreams you have. My understanding of the value of positive mental health and the benefits of a positive mind was confirmed. My belief in who I am and what I stand for was reinforced and my message is one to be shared with others. I became aware of the power of residual determination and resilience. In 2019, I was subjected to a seismic change to my sporting career. I was accused of using a performance enhancing substance. Despite knowing that I did not use such substances, my whole world was turned upside down and I was pitchforked into an unknown world of lawyers, politics and machinations that was completely foreign to me. Throughout this process, I learnt a considerable amount about myself. I learnt that the purest pursuit for me was my sport of swimming. I learnt that my individuality was my strength. That message is that honesty and the truth will prevail and both factors should never be compromised by anyone or anything. I look forward to sharing the strategies and practices that support me to stay strong in uncertain times, to other athletes no matter how big, or small, their challenges or sporting goals.


  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Turns
  • Dives
  • Skills and Drills
  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Positive Mind Set


  • QLD Working with children check expiry 05/10/2024
  • Australian Fitness Academy Certificate III in Fitness (gym instructor) issued 30/04/2021
  • First Aid Pro Provide First Aid Certificate of Attainment expiry 18/04/2024

Coaching Locations

  • Clem Jones Centre, 56 Zahel Street, Carina, Brisbane, QLD 4152, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $200

Online Mentoring up to 4 athletes 30 MINS $100

Online Mentoring up to 4 athletes 45 MINS $120

Online Mentoring up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $150


Niquola - 09-01-2023

We found Shayna to be wonderful. She gave some great insights to swimming, very personable and gave some very helpful feedback. The session was one of the best opportunities around to learn from an elite athlete. Couldn't be happier.

Sally - 21-03-2022

Shayna was a great help for me talking about my mental health and how I will race tomorrow. I am so happy and thankful to be having these experiences 🥰

Natarsha - 01-10-2021

It is great to have Shayna back coaching. Her ability to identify a technique that needs work, communicate this in a way that is easy to understand and then see an instant change and stroke correction is incredible. Her dedication and commitment to the well-being of her clients, swimming community, and younger female swimmers is just part of what makes Shayna an exceptional role model and mentor for our daughter.

Katherine - 13-03-2019

Shayna Jack was absolutely fabulous for our daughter. We actually booked this as a birthday present for our daughter but we know this will become more frequent due to what she got from the session. Shayna tailored the session to what our daughter wanted and needed and already she has put Shayna's tips into practice. We look forward to booking Shayna again soon!

Lillian - 10-03-2019

I couldn't think of a better mentor for my two girls. They have seen Shayna twice now, and her calm friendly engaging nature has really made an impression on both my girls. They can't wait until the next session they spend with Shayna.