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Redman appointed Elite Coach Development Manager

6 February 2014

British Swimming has appointed former British and Irish Lions captain Nigel Redman to lead on elite coach development.

The new role is designed to assist British Swimming meet its World Class Performance Programme goals by raising standards through the creation of a unique elite coach development programme.

Redman brings a wealth of experience to the role having held a similar position with England RFU where he successfully developed international coaches across all national teams.

Prior to that, Redman assisted in the development of UK Sport’s Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme (ECAP) as a member of both the delivery team and the Elite Coach Steering Group.

"We've got some terrific people and I can't wait to get to get started and support them" - Nigel Redman, Elite Coach Development Manager The former Bath and England Rugby Union International is highly regarded within the British sports system as both an elite coach and mentor. He now plans to bring that experience to British Swimming and establish a world-class group of coaches that will support athletes to achieve future medal successes.

Chris Spice, National Performance Director for British Swimming, said: “Nigel was the outstanding candidate for the Elite Coach Development Manager post and we are very pleased to welcome him to our ranks.

“He brings vast knowledge and experience of high performance coach development across the UK sport system, where he has been widely regarded for some time.

“To be able to attract such a high-calibre professional to the British Swimming World Class programme is both exciting and challenging. The Elite Coach Development Manager post is a key part of our restructure to invest in our current and future elite coaches so that we can achieve our aim of more medals on the world stage.

“We look forward to Nigel assisting our coaches to achieve those goals."

Commenting on his appointment Redman said: “I’m thrilled and excited to be joining British Swimming.

“I’ve been involved with a number of Olympic sports over the last six years and this role will provide a great opportunity to work more in depth with British Swimming, which I’m really looking forward to.

“We’ve got some terrific people both in the pool and on the poolside and I can’t wait to get started and support them.”

Redman takes up his role on Monday 10 February.

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