Glenn Beringen

Glenn Beringen
Personal information
Full name Glenn Stuart Beringen
National team  Australia
Born (1964-09-16) 16 September 1964
Adelaide, South Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

Glenn Stuart Beringen (born 16 September 1964) is an Australian international swimming coach and former athlete. He won a silver medal for breaststroke at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1982 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Major competitions

At the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane Beringen won the silver medal in the 200-metre men's breaststroke final,[2] 2.81 seconds behind the winner Victor Davis. At the summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 Beringen won a silver medal in the 200-metre breaststroke event, again as runner-up to Davis. Beringen also competed in the heats of the 200-metre individual medley, but did not reach the final.


Beringen later became a coach, beginning at the South Australian Sports Institute from 1991 until 2002, before working at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) until 2004. Among the athletes he trained at the AIS were Olympic gold medallists Petria Thomas[3] and Sarah Ryan. Athletes coached by Beringen achieved three individual short course world records, two short course and long course relay world records.

Glenn worked for Swim South Australia in Adelaide as coach and promoter of the sport. He then moved to Townsville, where he coached the Kokoda Spirit swimming team, a partnership between Townsville Grammar School and Kokoda Memorial Pool.[4] He was head coach for the Australian team at the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships and 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. From April 2015 he took up a position as coach for the Australian swimming team in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Queensland, Australia[1][5] and as head coach for the Australian team at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.[6]

See also


  1. 1 2 Mackay, Duncan. "Australia appoints swim coaches for Gold Coast 2018". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  2. "1982 Commonwealth Games". Swimming Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  3. "Petria Thomas". She's Game. Australian Women's Archives Project. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. "Kokoda Spirit Swimming Club". Kokoda Spirit Swimming Club. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. "Swimming Australia announce Gold Coast GOLD Coaches". Swimming Queensland. Swimming Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  6. Carroll, Tony. "Australia Announces 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Team Of 14". Swim Swam. Swim Swam Partners, LLC. Retrieved 12 May 2015.


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