BSCA Member

Coach at Royal Wolverhampton School SC

About Me

I want to coach by passing on my knowledge and working in partnership with the swimmers and parents. My satisfaction comes from helping to guide and influence young swimmers and seeing them develop as rounded individuals, with a long term love of the sport.
My coaching is guided by my core values. I aim to use these with every athlete;
Good manners
Competitive drive
These core values underpin my beliefs which I believe will build a great athlete and also provide life lessons through swimming;
Good skill is fundamental to fast swimming at elite level.
To build a good swimmer/parent/coach relationship.
Develop a positive nurturing environment.
My aim is to develop self-determined/self-reliant swimmers.
Four strokes covering a wide range of distances, creates a multi skilled, dynamic swimming program.
Training speed, is fundamental for competitive swimmers.
Understanding & implementing process goals

Qualifications & Experience

• UKCC level 3 senior coach – Achieved 2016
• Level 3 Personal Trainer certification – In process of finishing certification 2020
• Level 2 Personal Trainer Certificate.
• ASA Level 2 Coaching Swimming – Achieved 2013
• ASA Level 1 Coaching Swimming – Achieved 2013
• ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics – Achieved 2012
• National Rescue Award Swimming Teachers & Coaches RLSS UK – Achieved 2018
• QA level 2 Award Emergency First Aid at Work – Achieved 2018
• Autism & Communication Certificate

Notable Successes

• Whilst at RWSSC, developed numerous swimmers from Regional to British and Home Nation level swimmers each season. Producing multiple finalists and medallists.
• Coached swimmers to multiple gold medals at regional level.
• Assisted with swimmers who have won European Junior Championships and represented Great Britain and Netherlands.
• Coached Para swimmer to British title.

Achievements & Recognition

• Awarded Scholarship from West Midlands ASA for outstanding performance on development program. Used to attend ASCA conference 2017 in Washington DC.
• Selected for West Midlands Talented Coach development Program 2015-2016
• Selected by Swim England for UK Coaching Performance Foundation Support Programme 2019 (only 4 in Great Britain selected)