LES BARCLAY OAM
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Les has been coaching since 1980 and is an ASCTA Silver Licence accredited coach. He commenced coaching with Telopea as the assistant with Peter Freney in April 1986 having been coaching previously at Rockingham West Australia and assumed the role of Telopea’s Head Coach in October 2002.
He was the coach for the Australian swimming team to the World Disabled Swimming Championships in Malta in 1994. Les was also ACT team coach for the Pacific School Games in Perth in 1996 Sydney 2000, Melbourne 2005 and Canberra 2008. He has been the coach for the ACT team at the Australian Primary School and Secondary School Swimming Championships since 1996 to 2008.
In February 2001, Les was awarded the Australian Sports Medal (ASM) for significant contribution to swimming.
In June 2021 Les was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for significant contribution to swimming.