Leicester Sharks appoint new Performance Coach

Leicester Sharks are excited to announce that we have appointed Michael Hire as our new full time Lead Performance Coach. 

Coach Mikey is a Level 3 qualified swim coach, that has vast experience in coaching both squads, and running swim programmes. A bit of background into Mikey’s coaching career is listed below: -

  • City of Hereford Head Coach for several years
  • Coached several Athletes achieving County, Regional and National medals
  • Grown the programme at Hereford year on year, not only in size but also results
  • City of Oxford Head Age Group Coach
  • West Midlands Development Programme Lead Coach for both 2019 and 2020
  • Pathway coach Development programme 2019/2020

We asked coach Mikey about how he felt following the news of his appointment. Mikey said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Leicester Sharks CSC as Lead Performance Coach for the start of the 2021/2022 season. This is an exciting opportunity to support, learn from and add value to the current coaching team as well as the outstanding volunteers involved at the programme.

The great potential at Leicester Sharks CSC is clear to see, I am looking forward to helping athletes on their journey whilst setting them up for the long-term success both in and out of the pool”.

Coach Mikey will be working closely with the coaching staff across the Club. Our Director of Swimming, Guy said:

“The appointment of coach Mikey is a fantastic addition to this ever-growing and successful programme. Coach Mikey joins our decks with an abundance of experience from both club programme swimming and through the Swim England coaching system. This new addition will assist in our current ambitions in taking the programme to the next stage”.

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