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Lindsay ‘proud and privileged’ to spearhead dedicated team to support coaches

A new dedicated team to help support coaches across all aquatic disciplines has been created by Swim England.

It will be spearheaded by Lindsay Trimmings, who is taking on the role of head of coaching after eight years working with the national governing body.

Lindsay, who was previously Swim England coach development manager, will oversee a three-year strategic plan to offer support to the coaching workforce from grassroots through to the elite level.

She will be joined by Lisa Wright, as coach engagement officer, while a new coach development manager will be appointed in due course.

Lindsay said: ”We’re really excited that Swim England has chosen over the next few years to really invest in the development of our coaching workforce.

“I’m very passionate about coaching. I come from a coaching background in swimming and I still have got lots to learn about swimming but also even more to learn about the other disciplines.

“But I’m really committed and impassioned by doing that so I’m really looking forward to it.

Really exciting

“Great coaches shape and enrich the lives of our participants. 

“They are the lifeblood of our clubs and sports programmes, providing guidance, support and encouragement in order to help people to achieve their personal goals and aspirations. 

“This is a team which is dedicated to supporting our coaching workforce and I’m really proud and privileged that the governing body are putting me in this position to really drive that forwards.

“The diversity of opportunity to work with other people is what I have really enjoyed doing at Swim England and I’m getting the chance to do more of that in this new role and team, which is really exciting.”

Lisa started her career in leisure facility management and has held various roles in the culture and leisure sector.

She is a keen advocate for empowering more women to engage in sport and physical activity, as participants, in coaching and governance, and has spent time leading a female-only empowerment programme.

The new coaching development team can be contacted by emailing [email protected].