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Aubry announced as National Lead Development Coach

5th March 2013

British Disability Swimming has announced that Rob Aubry will take up the position of National Lead Development Coach to manage the development of the next generation of Paralympians.

Aubry, who currently holds the position of Development Coach, will begin his new role on the 1st April just ahead of the British International Disability Swimming Championships.

I look forward to working with all of the staff and athletes to help further develop and achieve everyone’s goals.

The new position will develop and establish the technical and performance standards for the British Disability Swimming World Class Programme.

On his new appointment Aubry commented: “I am delighted to accept the role of National Lead Development Coach. I look forward to working with all of the staff and athletes to help further develop and achieve everyone’s goals.

“Having worked as part of the team for four years, I have gained vital insight into the team dynamics and training environment. The new role will enable me to use this insight to maximise the team's potential and to achieve our goals.

“I am enrolled in the UK Sport ECAP Programme and as part of the training and personal development I am gaining, along with the technical advances offered by the ECAP Programme, I am able to utilise this additional level of expertise in my day to day interaction with the team and planning throughout the journey to Rio.”

Executive Director of British Disability Swimming Tim Reddish said: “This new role is vital in the development of the programme and to keep us moving forwards as we enter the new quadrennial and look towards the Rio Paralympics.

Rob has shown excellent potential working within the sport and has developed himself through the UK Sport ECAP programme.

“We wanted a position that was going to lead our next generation of talent on national team and daily training environments. Rob has shown excellent potential working within the sport and has developed himself through the UK Sport ECAP programme.

“I am excited to see what he will bring to this new position and although he is a young coach his experience working with the athletes at World and European level competitions and the ParalympicsGB team in London have given him the skills needed to take a step up to this role.”

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