Working Towards ASA Level 1 Coach
Primary coach of which squad:
Sharks (Thursday Evenings)
Member of Grantham Swimming Club from 1980-1990. Club Captain 1988-1990. Lincs County Champion for 100M Fly in 1986.
Water-Polo – Played for Grantham Kings School from 1983-1990 and then for Kings Old Boys Team for 5 Years playing National League Polo. During my time at school I captained the County and Midlands teams at both junior and senior levels and also represented England at junior level Water-Polo (U19) in a number of home International tournaments.
More recently I enjoy Open Water Swimming, Cycling and Running culminating in me taking part in a number of local Duathlon and Triathlon events.
A sport hero and why:
I used to play a lot of golf when I was younger and during that time, Nick Faldo was in his prime and I used to admire his work ethic and single mindedness to win. He was a very good professional golfer but realised his swing wasn’t good enough to win the major championships so against all advice, completely remodelled his swing. After 2 years of dedication and pure hard graft he won the Open Championship and went on to become England’s most successful golfer.
Tell us one random interesting fact about yourself:
In September 2015 I had a boat and skipper booked to fulfil a lifetime ambition to swim the English Channel. Unfortunately, my training was curtailed due to 3 shoulder operations which forced me to postpone the swim.