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Joshua Beaver (born 1 March 1993) is an Australian swimmer who specialises in backstroke. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 100 metre backstroke and the 200 metre backstroke.[1][3] He finished 13th and 10th in the semifinals, respectively. Beaver also competed in the 200 metre backstroke at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan and is a Commonwealth Games medalist. Competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he won silver in the 200m backstroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay, and bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Josh Bever
Head Coach

Joshua Beaver (born 1 March 1993) is an Australian swimmer who specialises in backstroke. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 100 metre backstroke and the 200 metre backstroke.[1][3] He finished 13th and 10th in the semifinals, respectively. Beaver also competed in the 200 metre backstroke at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan and is a Commonwealth Games medalist. Competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he won silver in the 200m backstroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay, and bronze in the 100m backstroke.
Andrew is a talented sportsman and as a junior played in the Victorian state football team and also represented Australia at baseball. He stopped both sports at the age of 16 to concentrate on swimming. Andrew qualified for his first Australian Open team while still in Year 12 at BGS. After finishing school, and narrowly missing out on making the 2004 Athens Olympic team, Andrew’s commitment to swimming intensified and in 2006 moved to the Gold Coast to follow his coach. He enrolled at Griffith University to study business. His goal was to swim at the Olympics. Andrew achieved his goal, representing Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, swimming both freestyle and butterfly. So successful was Andrew he brought home three medals; a silver medal in the 4 x 100m medley  relay (butterfly leg) and a bronze medal in both the 100m butterfly and the 4 x 100m freestyle relay. In the lead up to winning bronze in the 100m butterfly, Andrew swam a personal best and set an Australian record in each of the three stages and qualified for the final with the third fastest qualifying time. He took bronze in the final with a time of 51.12 seconds in a race where US superstar Michael Phelps won his 7th gold medal of the Games. Following the Olympics, Andrew moved to the NSW Institute of Sport. He set a national 50m butterfly record, at the 2009 Australian Swimming championships. At the World Championships in Rome later the same year, Andrew won bronze in the 4x100m medley and swam 5th in the 100m butterfly.

Andrew Lauterstein
Coach

Andrew is a talented sportsman and as a junior played in the Victorian state football team and also represented Australia at baseball. He stopped both sports at the age of 16 to concentrate on swimming. Andrew qualified for his first Australian Open team while still in Year 12 at BGS. After finishing school, and narrowly missing out on making the 2004 Athens Olympic team, Andrew’s commitment to swimming intensified and in 2006 moved to the Gold Coast to follow his coach. He enrolled at Griffith University to study business. His goal was to swim at the Olympics. Andrew achieved his goal, representing Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, swimming both freestyle and butterfly. So successful was Andrew he brought home three medals; a silver medal in the 4 x 100m medley  relay (butterfly leg) and a bronze medal in both the 100m butterfly and the 4 x 100m freestyle relay. In the lead up to winning bronze in the 100m butterfly, Andrew swam a personal best and set an Australian record in each of the three stages and qualified for the final with the third fastest qualifying time. He took bronze in the final with a time of 51.12 seconds in a race where US superstar Michael Phelps won his 7th gold medal of the Games. Following the Olympics, Andrew moved to the NSW Institute of Sport. He set a national 50m butterfly record, at the 2009 Australian Swimming championships. At the World Championships in Rome later the same year, Andrew won bronze in the 4x100m medley and swam 5th in the 100m butterfly.
Jorden Merrilees (born 24 July 1994) is an Australian swimmer. He competed in the men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Hangzhou, China. Jorden is a recent Australian Dolphin (national swim team member), and having come back from swimming in the US college system now competes regularly in swims like the Powercor Lorne Pier to Pub. Jorden has been very successful in Open Water Swim events and won the 2022 Shipwreck Coast Swim Series Warrnambool leg recently.

Jorden Merrilees
Coach

Jorden Merrilees (born 24 July 1994) is an Australian swimmer. He competed in the men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Hangzhou, China. Jorden is a recent Australian Dolphin (national swim team member), and having come back from swimming in the US college system now competes regularly in swims like the Powercor Lorne Pier to Pub. Jorden has been very successful in Open Water Swim events and won the 2022 Shipwreck Coast Swim Series Warrnambool leg recently.