Stella Thomas


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Michelle has been coaching since 1989 and has worked with all levels of swimmers throughout her coaching career.  Michelle has worked for Carlile Swimming for the past seven years at the Narrabeen site, where she plays an important role developing and preparing swimmers as the coach of the Age Performance Squad.  Michelle consistently has swimmers selected on State Junior and Emerging Athlete squads along with preparing multiple National Age medallists and National Open level qualifiers. 

Michelle is a strong advocate for continued professional development, as a silver license coach Michelle has also completed an Associate Diploma in Applied Science – Sports coaching, specialising in swimming and a Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching while working at the Australian Institute of Sport.  More recently Michelle was awarded a Women Leaders in Sport individual grant by the Australian Sports Commission which she utilised to take part in a Resilient Leadership program though the Melbourne University School of Business.