Inverleith ASC

Edinburgh | Scotland

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Our coaches will devote a great deal of time and effort to the various training programmes. Many hours are spent with swimmers during normal sessions, training camps and competitions.

Fiona Anderson | Senior Coach

School: Airyhall Primary then Aberdeen High School for Girls
How long have you been with the club: 30 years!!!
Biggest influence on swimming career: Reading about Dawn Fraser at Australian Olympics many years ago.
Favorite pool: For Coaching its Leith Victoria, for swmming it was Portobello when it was Salt water as it was very fast.
Best Competition: Competing in Holland & France in the 1980's
Proudest moment in swimming: Swimming PB's in my mid-late twenties.
Biggest disappointment in swimming: Not Being Better
Other sporting interests: Running and Cycling
Favourite Group/Musicians/singers: Phil Collins
Other Interests: Cooking, Baking, Sewing and gardening.
Anything Else: I Hate Ironing!!.

Louise Allan-Brown | Squad Coach

School: Broughton Primary, Drummond High and then on to study Mathematics at Edinburgh University.
How long have you been with the club: Joined in 1979 aged 7 and have been coaching since 1992.
Biggest influence on swimming career: My mum encouraged me to keep going when I was younger.
Favorite pool: I dislike the cold so the Royal Blind School would have to be my favourite.
Proudest moment in swimming: I enjoyed competing and winning medals and flashes. I've still got them all in a box at home.
Biggest disappointment in swimming: Having glandular fever at age 10 then again at 16. It took me a while to recover and get back training again.
Favourite Food: Chinese
Other Interests: I enjoy gardening when I have spare time from taking my two boys, Lewis and Kieran, to all their activities.

David Little | Squad Coach

School: Leith Academy
How long have you been with the club: 7 Years
Biggest influence on swimming career: My daughters joining the club. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be involved.
Favorite pool: Leith Victoria - it has childhood memories.
Best competition: Inverleith Club Championships - everyone gets involved.
Proudest moment in swimming: Both of my daughters winning Club Championship Age Groups
Favourite Food: Chinese
Favourite Music: Runrig, The Proclaimers or anything 80s.
Other sporting interests: Football, golf - open to anything really.
Other Interests: Baking, Worlds laziest gardner, needs must.

Chris Bell | Squad Coach

Hi everyone, my name is Chris Bell and I have been with the club for a few years now, starting by helping on the poolside and progressing to achieve my formal teaching qualifications. I'll be filling in a profile soon so please check back soon.

Tom Watson | Learn to Swim Manager

School: Sciennes Primary, James Clark Secondary (now housing unit)
How long have you been with the club: Too Long to remember - 1978 I think
Biggest influence on swimming career: I was never a swimmer, I learned to swim at 15. Probably Hammy Smith.
Favorite pool: Portobello Open Air - Waves
Best Competition: National Meet, Run by Inverleith at the RCP between 1980 and 1986.
Biggest disappointment in swimming: !? You Do Not Want To Know
Other sporting interests: Football
Favourite Group/Musicians/singers: Neil Diamond, James Last
Favourite Food: Curry / Thai
Other Interests: Life Time Hearts Fan
Anything Else: I want to see the club strive and be successful.

Level 1 Coaches

The first step on the coaching ladder is the Level 1 qualification from the UKCC. The first level of qualification focuses on how and what to coach. Our Level 1 coaches are:

  • Keiran Wilson
  • Gillian Alexander
  • Leanne Reid
  • Mike Andrew
  • Chris Bryce
  • Alan Bain
  • Hilary Alexander
  • Claire Dow

Poolside Helpers

Our coaches are assisted on the poolside by adult volunteers who receive on the job training in the skills of teaching and coaching. We would like to thank our current poolside helps for their continued support:

  • Keith Skakle

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