About Us

Southern Cross Swimming Club is located at the Southern Cross Catholic College Pool, between the Scarborough Primary (Frawley) campus and the High School (De La Salle) campus, on Scarborough Road in Scarborough, Redcliffe. You can’t miss it as you head north on Scarborough Road, but if you get to Sunnyside Road, you’ve gone too far!

The Club is a thriving entity, and has a close relationship with the Pool owner, Southern Cross Catholic College. Swimming Training is run by Aquatic Coaching Trust, and offers all levels of swimming training to school aged swimmers and above, overseen by Head Coach Jayden Hadler.

Club Activities & Functions

Club Nights are held weekly on Thursday evenings commencing at 6 p.m. sharp, in term 4 and 1 of the school year. Races are multi-aged and seeded by best times, and swimmers are scored against their own best times.

  • Admission is $5.00 per family and families must sign in.
  • Swimmers under 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult when attending any club activities and competitions.
  • Families are required to provide helpers to run the night.


Club Champonships are held on a Saturday in March after the completion of the Club Night season. Eligible swimmers compete in set distances against others of their age.

Club Breakfast Held on a couple of Saturday mornings over the season (details are emailed out), after the 5.30am squad. BBQ Breakfast and awards as required.

Our Trophy/Presentation night is held in late April/early May each year. For the last couple of years we have enjoyed the beautiful environment of the Sunset Blue Function Centre.

Competitive Swimming

Southern Cross Swimming Club is part of the Brisbane Swimming region, which is affiliated with Swimming QLD and Swimming Australia. We regularly take part in:

  • Brisbane Regional Championships such as the Brisbane Short Course Championships, Senior & Junior Championships, Sprint and Open Water Championships and Relay Championships.
  • Queensland Championships such as the Short Course and Sprint Championships, and the State Championships, which are held in December at the Sleeman Sports Centre, Chandler
  • Australian Swimming Championships such as the National Age & MC Swimming Championships, Short Course Championships and Olympic/Commonwealth Games trials















The Brisbane Region runs a Premiership Points competition at Regional Championships. Southern Cross has been in Division 2 of this competition for a number of years.

Club History

Southern Cross Swimming Club started in 2004 after Coach Steve Hadler took over as Head Coach. The pool had previously been the home to Redcliffe Leagues Lawnton Swimming Club under Ken Wood, who moved to the Redcliffe War Memorial Pool after it was enclosed in late 2001.

This Catholic Leader Article from October 06 shows the growing involvment of SCSC in the College and community.

The new club's first competitor was a 6yr old Aurora Kellam-Pearson who competed in the 25m events at the Kingaroy Open in January 2005. The Brisbane Age & Open Meet in March 2006 was our first attendance at a Regional Championship represented by the 3 swimmers from the Hann family. By mid 2006 the club was in full swing, attending local meets and sending a team to the Club's first QLD Championships in December 2006, which included future olympians Blake Cochrane and Jayden Hadler. October 2006 also saw the start of Club Nights at SCSC.

The Club continued to grow, but age was starting to show on the facilities. In January 2010 the pool was emptied and a liner installed while training continued at Scarborough State School pool. In December 2011, the College removed the old grandstand and club house from underneath, and left the concrete pad behind. 6 month later the concrete was removed and artificial grass put down. The old College Groundsmen's shed was converted into the new Club House and an awning added in 2016.January 2017 saw the pool emptied and the liner replaced again, as well as the repainting of walls and fences in the new College colours.

In March 2018 Coach Steve Hadler retired and his son and former Olympian Jayden took over the Head Coach position.