23 August 2015
We are pleased to announce that Gerard Gillespie has been appointed as the new full-time Assistant Head Coach with effect from 1st September 2015.
Gerry began swimming at an early age and swam at Irish Nationals, competing in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly in both 50m and 100m events. He has also medalled in a number of ASA Masters National events.
Gerry has been teaching and coaching for over 20 years and has significant experience with young swimmers. He has a proven track record improving swimming performance with his teams. As Head Coach at Brent Dolphins for the past 5 years, he was successful each year in increasing the performance of the club. He restructured the competitive structure to provide motivation and high, clear standards for the swimmers. In addition to his UK experiences, Gerry also swam and coached in Germany where he learnt new approaches to swim coaching that he has integrated into his coaching.
We welcome Gerry to the Club and very much look forward to working with him. Gerry will coach Senior Age Group Swimming (SAGS) and assist the Head Coach, Matt Heathcock. Matt and Gerry are both committed to a long-range development model that builds success. With their experience and enthusiasm for swimming, we anticipate a successful next era of swimming at CSCSC.