James Dyer - Lead Coach



James Dyer

Qualifications and experience:


Level 1 Teaching and Coaching
Level 2 Teaching and Coaching
Level 3 Coaching
Personal Trainer Level 3
Kettlebells CPD
Circuits CPD
First Aider
Coach Clean (UKAD Protecting Sport)

Years in Swimming:

Swam competitively for 9 years and coaching 6 years.

Why did you get into coaching?

I got into coaching to help out my home club Nuneaton and Bedworth SC after swimming for them. As swimming has always been a big part of my life and I wanted to give something back to the club.

Background/List of achievements past and present:


Leicester Penguins:
Year 1, 8 Midland Swimmers 1 British National Swimmer. 
Year 2, 7 Midland Swimmers 1 British and Scottish National Swimmer, 1 English National Swimmer and 1 Open Water National Swimmer.

Rugby SC:
Rugby Council Awards Club of the Year. Achieved 20 Midland Swimmers, 1 British Championships Swimmer and 3 English Nationals Swimmers. 

Aberdeen Performance: 
Helping coach Hannah Miley and other swimmers to British Championships and British Nationals for 2 years. Went on swim camp with the squad to Ostia Italy in July 2018. Also 2 meets abroad to Catalan in Jan 2019 and Barcelona Mare Nostrum Series June 2019

Favourite Pool:

Aberdeen Aquatics Centre

Greatest achievement in swimming/coaching:

Working with Patrick Miley for 2 years and being able to Work with and coach Hannah Miley, helping her towards Bronze Medal at the 2016 European Championships.

Favourite set:

VO2 4x (4x50 @ 1.15 4x100 @ 2 2x50 @ 1.15 200 MAX 200 Easy)

Most important piece of advice to a swimmer:

Be a master of your sport.

Other interests/hobbies:

I play the guitar, do triathlons, love watching comedy. Like going to comedy shows and music concerts live.