Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wardell to Lead Team Scotland’s Aquatics Squad in Glasgow

Commonwealth Games Scotland and Scottish Swimming are pleased to confirm that Graham Wardell will lead Team Scotland’s Aquatics Squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.

The City of Glasgow Swim Team Head Coach, who has been coaching for over 30 years, has an outstanding track record in the sport and helped to guide Robbie Renwick to Commonwealth Games gold in the 200m freestyle in Delhi back in 2010.

Scottish Swimming’s Performance Director, Ally Whike, said of Wardell: “Graham is an outstanding coach and brings with him a wealth of experience in coaching athletes to the top of their game.

“Graham will provide support to coaches and athletes in the lead up to the Games, and will play a full role in the preparations over the next nine months.”

Speaking on his role Wardell said: "Glasgow is a very special city which I hold dear to my heart so it is a huge honour to have been given this opportunity to lead the Team Scotland’s Aquatics squad in Glasgow. I know we will bring all of the fighting spirit and tenacity for which Scots are renowned to ensure we set the pool alight with our performances.”

Commonwealth Games Scotland’s Games Team Operations Manager, Elinor Middlemiss said: “We are delighted to confirm Graham’s appointment to Team Scotland. Having a Head Coach with such extensive experience is great news and we look forward to working with him to appoint the rest of his coaching team in the lead up to Glasgow 2014.”

Photograph of Graham Wardell can be found here:


About Commonwealth Games Scotland

  • Commonwealth Games Scotland is the lead body for Commonwealth sport in Scotland and is the organisation responsible for selecting, preparing and managing Scotland’s team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.
  • Working closely with Scotland’s national governing bodies of sport and the sportscotland institute of sport, Commonwealth Games Scotland aims to have the best prepared team possible at every Games, creating the right performance environment and giving athletes every opportunity to excel at the Games.
  • The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow 23 July – 3 August 2014.
  •  In 2014 Scotland aims to select its largest team ever (202+), that will perform with distinction at the Glasgow Games, achieving its highest ever number of medals (33+).