Chris returns to PL after a stint developing his coaching skills at Portsmouth Northsea Swimming Club. As a competitive swimmer with Plymouth Leander, he was a finalist at British Nationals while studying for a degree in architecture. His coaching career began as a volunteer, helping out with the #bluearmy's junior squads and working with both regional and county development squads. Having gained experience elsewhere he is now back as the club's lead coach for those squads.
Being able to inspire and affect the lives of the younger generation is something that really motivates me - pushing athletes to the limit to help them become the best they can be in and out of the pool! I strive to be a swimming coach who is dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about achieving the highest results.
ASA Level 3 coach (Senior Coach Certificate)
Chris began his swimming career in Andover before moving on to Bracknell & Wokingham. A late developer, his first regional times came at the age of 17! He continued to improve and moved to Plymouth for university and to train for four years with Olympic and world class athletes at Plymouth Leander. Chris went on to swim at British and English nationals reaching finals at both! Towards the end of his competitive swimming career, he volunteered at PL - kickstarting his coaching career. He has since coached at both Devon and Hampshire county skills camps.
Chris enjoys exploring new places .. as well as good food!
He's also a great tennis player and before his swimming took off he worked as a tennis coach!