Stirling Swimming Club

Coaching Team

Each squad at Stirling Swimming is allocated a lead coach, who is responsible for delivering the training for that squad. The Head Coach, Kerry Wood, is in overall charge of the coaching arrangements for the Club.

It is club policy to provide swimmers with regular feedback on their performance. In addition, if anyone needs to discuss a swimming-related issue in more detail, please contact the relevant squad coach or the Head Coach. Contact should normally be made by email after which a meeting can be arranged if required. Please note this is not usually at poolside when the coach is busy coaching!

Senior Performance Squad










Head Coach: Kerry Wood - Senior Performance Squad Lead Coach

Kerry has coached Stirling swimmers to Scottish and British Age Group medals and disability swimmers to European and World Championship Medals.

In 2014 two Stirling swimmers were selected to the Scotland Commonwealth Games Team and numberous other swimmers have been selected to Scottish International Team events.  

Kerry was selected as a coach for the GB Paralympic team in London 2012 and has been part of the coaching staff on a number of International Meets for Scotland and Great Britain.  

As one of Scotland's top swimmers, Kerry held the long and short course Scottish records for the 50m and 100m butterfly for eight years and was Scottish Champion in these events 1995 - 2003.

Kerry first represented Great Britain at the 1993 European Sprint Championships before going on to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Manchester in 2002.

E-mail: [email protected]


Junior Performance and Potential Squads

Assistant Head Coach: Gary Vandermeulen and Alison Sheppard - Potential and Junior Performance  Squad Lead Coach

E-mail: [email protected] 


Junior Development and Development Squads

JD + Development coaching team: 

  • Mark Stoops 
  • Amy Malone 
  • Laura Williamson 
  • Charlie Waddingham 
  • Bid Stanger 
  • Zak Aitchison


STARfish Programme

The STARfish programme aims to help swimmers transition from swimming lessons to club based training. Main focuses are ensuring swimmers can demonstrate correct technique across all four strokes and are competent executing all skills required for the sport, i.e. tumble turns, dives, streamlining, lane discipline and an understanding of training.

STARfish coaching team:

  • Laura Williamson 
  • Mark Stoops 
  • Clare Dawson


Masters Squad

The Lead Coach of the Masters squad is Craig Coull

Email:  [email protected]