Meet the Coaches…

  • Hayley Baker

    Head Coach & National Coach

    Hayley Baker Hayley Baker is a former British National medalist and an ASA Level 4 coach. Since beginning her coaching career in 1995, Hayley has been selected for England Talent, Welsh National and numerous British Swimming teams. Prior to coming to Swansea, Hayley was Head Coach at Bolton Metro, where her swimmers consistently qualified and […]

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  • Sam Jones

    Assistant Head Coach & Performance Coach

    Sam Jones Sam joined our coaching team in April 2018. He is known to the club as he has a swimmer background. He also competed at British nationals for Swansea Aquatics back in his university days. He then moved into a coaching position initially for Swansea, then shortly after moving on to Pembroke. His capacity […]

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  • Oliver Tennant

    Performance Coach

    Olly Tennant Olly joined our coaching team in March 2018. He is a level 2 qualified Swimming Coach and has a background of qualifications and experience in Sports Science. He is a former Swansea Aquatics swimmer of 14 years and over the years has accomplished many great achievements, competing nationally and internationally. Some of Olly’s […]

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  • Rhys Thomas-Burgess

    Performance Coach

    Rhys Thomas- Burgess Rhys started volunteering on poolside with the Skills Squads whilst he was still swimming and competing himself under Swim Swansea. Rhys has been in the programme for over 10 years and has been coached by various coaches of past and present. This experience of being coached by various coaches, has allowed him […]

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  • Mike Barry

    Development Coach

    Mike Barry Mike Barry is the coach for Development 1 and Development 2, and the Swim Fit squad within Swansea Aquatics squad structure, and as many coaches do, he started helping while his children were swimming. He is a Level 1 swimming teacher and a Level 2 Coach.  Mike also volunteers with Swansea Stingrays and acts as […]

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  • Paul Bourne

    Academy Coach

    Paul Bourne Paul Bourne is Swansea Aquatics Academy Gold Coach. With swimmers aged between 8 and 12 years, Paul’s sessions are skills based concentrating on: Distance per stroke Stroke count per length Body position Timing Feel of the water Paul began as a poolside helper when his children were working their way through the programme, […]

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  • Angela Connor

    Academy Coach

    Angel Connor Angela is the Coach for Academy Bronze and Academy Silver with Swansea Aquatics. She has  coached with the club for 10 years. Angela is also a swimming teacher with the Aqua School at Wales National Pool, delivering lessons in accordance with the ‘National Plan For Teaching Swimming’ stages 1-7. Angela is a Level 2 Coach […]

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  • Adam Baker

    Head Coach Swim Wales High Performance Centre

    Adam was appointed as Lead Coach to the Swim Wales National High Performance Centre in 2015. He was previously Head Coach of the City of Swansea Aquatics (formally Swim Swansea) for eight years before joining Swim Wales as a National High Performance Coach in 2013. Adam has an exceptional pedigree in coaching, and his recent […]

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  • Stuart McNarry

    Swim Wales High Performance Centre Coach

    Stuart joined Swim Wales in 2008 in a joint role as National Talent ID coach and Head Coach for the Swansea University performance programme. This followed a successful period as Head Coach of the City of Exeter Swimming Club, where he coached swimmers to international success at junior and senior level and gained selection to […]

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  • Sian Williams

    Cover Coach

    Sian Williams As a keen and competent swimmer in my younger days (I swam with Welsh Cygnets Swimming Club) I have always had an affinity with water and I have a passion to share that love of all things aquatic with others. I currently hold my Level 1 Teaching Aquatics and my Level 2 Extended […]

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