Led by international swimming coach Paul Remmonds, the Coaching Team will guide swimmers through skills, drills and practices that have helped to produce a World Champion, 3 Olympians, European and Commonwealth finalists.
Most recently he has been appointed the Head Swimming Coach for the Invictus Games which will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2020.
"I am 22 and am from the Wirral. I am currently in my final year at the University of Derby and study a BA (Honours) in Sport Management.
I was introduced to swimming with my local swimming club at the age of 8 and went on to swim for Wirral Metro under Paul.
I've won age group titles at Cheshire and Regional level in breaststroke and freestyle and have also been a national age group finalist.
After my untimely retirement from swimming I was selected to be part of the National Young Coaches Academy in which Paul supported and mentored.
I have gained both teaching and coaching qualifications within the sport of swimming and was proud to coach Wirral Metro's age group development squad for 18 months prior to going to university.
I am looking forward to working with Paul and Skills4Podium to help the swimmers reach their full potential."
I am a former GB international swimmer and have graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in (BA Hons) Sport Development.
After spending some time away from the sport, I now work as a swimming coach and teacher. I am a believer in the holistic approach to coaching.
Paul was my coach when I swam at Wirral Metro, guiding me to honours at county, regional, national and international level. I now work at Wirral Metro as a coach heading up the Swim Wirral Academy and working for numerous swimming schools.
My passion for swimming began at a young age; what I lacked in talent I made up for with my work-ethic, drive and determination to succeed. I also have a process-driven mentality, essentially wanting athletes under my supervision to be engaged and positive about their experiences.
I am looking forward to working again with Paul and Skills4Podium.
David is a sport psychology expert teaching at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been working with athletes from swimming and other sports since 1992.
His clients have included Olympic swimmers, professional rugby, cricket, and footballers.
David focuses on helping athletes enhance their performance and increase their well-being and life satisfaction.
I am currently studying on the MSc Sport Psychology program at Liverpool John Moores University. I have a passion for both sport and psychology; therefore, I am working towards becoming a qualified sport psychologist.
I will be creating some online resources such as podcast and infographics focusing on enhancing performance and well-being as well as helping with the return to swimming post lockdown.
I am excited to be doing my placement here at Skills 4 Podium.
Liverpool John Moores University
“Along with Skills4Podium, Liverpool John Moores staff and students also work with other high performance organisations such as Manchester United and Everton Football Club".
"The top ranked institution in the UK for research in sport and exercise sciences” *
“The 9th best sport science institution in the world” **
* Based on the UK Government’s research assessment exercise
** Based on the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)