Meet the Coaches…

  • Hayley Baker

    Head Coach & National Squad

    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 medaled at […]

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  • Rhys Thomas-Burgess

    Youth Development

    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 nearly 10 years and has been coached by various coaches of past and present. This experience of being coached by various coaches, has allowed him to learn from […]

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  • Mike Barry

    Competitive Development & Swim Fit

    Mike Barry is coach for both Competitive Development and Swim Fit squads within the Swansea Aquatics structure  and as many coaches started helping while his children were swimming. He is a Level 1 swimming teacher and a Level 2 Coach and also volunteers his time with Skills 1, 2 & 3.  Mike also volunteers with […]

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  • Paul Bourne

    Junior Development

    Paul Bourne is Swansea Aquatics Junior Development Coach. With swimmers ageing 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, assisting during […]

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  • Angela Connor

    Swim Skills 1/2/3

    Angela is the Skills Coach with Swansea Aquatics, coaching Swim Skills squads 1,2 and 3,  she has  coached with the club for 8 years and have been employed as the ‘Skills Coach’ since January 2011.  Angela is also a swimming teacher with the Aqua School at Wales National Pool, delivering lessons in accordance with the ‘National […]

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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 - Skills & Junior Squads

    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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