Alan has been coaching with North Ayrshire for 11 years now. With 3 sons swimming in the club he says that making the move onto poolside was a case of ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.’
He says he gets the greatest satisfaction from seeing the kids progressing and swimming competitively.
Alan believes if coaches show enthusiasm and positivity that will be reflected by the swimmers.
Jess Wilkie has recently taken up the post as Head Coach. Brought up in Edinburgh she spent two years as the Assistant Head Coach at Preston Swimming Club in Lancashire, and also spent some time coaching with the respected Warrender club in Edinburgh.
As a swimmer Jess was Scottish age group champion in the100m freestyle and twice Scottish Schools champion in the same event.
Jess believes a strong team culture is the key to success in swimming.
Emma Miller is one of the founders of North Ayrshire Synchro and has been involved as a swimmer, then as a coach and judge since she was 9 years old and was one of the Team GB officials at the 2011 German Open in Bonn.
Emma believes interest in synchro has never been higher since the sport was featured at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and is delighted our squad offers local children the chance to discover what it’s all about.