About the author


I’m a Level 3 performance swimming coach with over a decade of experience in teaching and coaching swimming. I’ve helped develop swimmers in every age group from mother and baby groups through to the eldest of masters across the world. I’m also a Level 2 gym instructor and I try to get to the gym as often as possible.

This website is to be viewed in the light-hearted manner that it was written in. Thoughts, opinions, psalms, poems, monologues, etc. all belong to me and explicitly NOT any of my employers, clients, associates, friends, relatives or pets. Even though the vast majority of my thoughts are pure gold, you may disagree with some and that’s totally fine.


Date Role
1992 - 2009 Swam at County, Regional and National level
2005 - 2009 Swimming Teacher at The Glades, Kidderminster
2007 Assistant Head Coach at Droitwich Dolphins
2009 Swim School Coordinator & Top Squad Coach at Droitwich Dolphins
2009 - 2010 Head Coach and Swim School Coordinator at Cooroy Dolphins, Australia
2010 - 2014 Assistant Head Coach and then Head Coach at Hastings Seagull SC
2015 - 2016 Took a break from poolside
2017 Assisted Eastbourne Swimming Club on a ad-hoc basis
2018 - present Head of Performance at Eastbourne Swimming Club. Sussex ASA Lead Coach

Notable achievements summary

Date Achievement
2010 Took a State level Breastroker to National standard in half a season.
2010 - 2014 Instrumental in progressing a club from Division 2 of Sussex League with a handful of County level swimmers up to Premier division of Arena League with multiple Regional and National qualifiers including one to Olympic Trials. During this period I coached a senior female swimmer that achieved Silver in 100 Free and Gold in 50 Free at National Championships. The same swimmer also swam at Olympic Trials in 2012, missing the final by 1 position. In 2013 they made semi-finals and a final at World Trials.
2018 - Present Instrumental in tripling the number of swimmers at county standard at a small club that is growing every month. There’s lots of work left to do but things are definitely going in the right direction!