Friday, October 10, 2014

Scottish Swimming appoints Alan Lynn as National Coach

Scottish Swimming has appointed Alan Lynn as the new National Coach. Lynn brings a wealth of experience to the role, including coach development, education and mentoring.

During his successful academic career he established two MSc programmes at Stirling University, including in 2010 the UK’s first online Masters course for performance coaches, attracting high profile practitioners from across the world and Coaching Matters, a mentoring & support programme for performance coaches, resourced by sportscotland, supporting coaches of medal winning Team Scotland athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Lynn has been a key member of Scottish Swimming’s Leadership Group, providing assistance with the delivery of the Performance Plan and direct support to coaches and swimmers in preparation for the 2014 summer championship meets. During the Glasgow Commonwealth Games he was Director of the Achieve 2014 programme, designed to give aspiring Scottish athletes and coaches across 21 sports the opportunity to experience at first hand a multi-sport games event from the inside.

Commenting on his appointment, Lynn said:

"Scottish Swimming is on a real high after another successful Commonwealth Games and to have the chance to work with the swimmers and coaches in this role is a real honour. We have some established performers and some outstanding potential to look out for in the next few years. I plan to support the excellent performance environments already in place and challenge our swimmers and coaches to make the gains necessary for even greater success."

Ally Whike, Director of Performance at Scottish Swimming, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Alan to the team and look forward to working with him. I expect that he will use his huge experience to work with coaches to deliver improved performances in the pool in the next years to come.”

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