Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ben Negus Head Coach
Rebecca Barsby Assistant Coach

Position: Assistant Coach

Squads Working Directly with: B Squad & Development Squad support

Coach Qualification: ASA Coach Certificate, Masters in Performance Analysis in Sport & a Degree in Coaching and Sports Science

Coaching Honours:

Coach at Nova Centurion for 3.5 years. 

Multiple Regional podiums, finalists and qualifiers. 

What are your favourite traits in a COPS team member? Asks questions to aid their learning, determination, teamwork, self belief, commitment and a burning desire to achieve their own goals. 

Favourite Quote: The best preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today!

Jo Waller Assistant Coach

Postiton: Development Coach 

Squads: Development 1, Development 2 and support coach for B1/B2

Coaching Qualification: Level 2 Teacher, UKCC Level 3 Performance Coach and Coaching disabled people in sport 

Coaching Honours: The Development of many young swimmers over the years who have progressed on to win National Titles and multiple British and European Masters champions and record holders. 

Favourate traits in a COPS team member: Committment, team player, works hard to acheive their goals and makes the coach laugh !!! smileylaugh

Favourite Quote: Believe in yourself 

David Jakeman Strength & Conditioning Coach

Position: Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Squads Working Directly with:  A + B Squads 

Coach Qualification: 

- BSc Sports Therapy - Member of the Society of Sports Therapists), 


- Precision Nutrition Coach 

Coaching Honours:

- Being a cog in the progression of the COPS programme since 2009 and it's successes, working grass roots to international level

- Cambridge University Woman's Boat Race - Therapist and S&C for the 2016 & 2017 Campaign - 2017 clean sweep across woman's crews

What are your favourite traits in a COPS team member? 

Consistently applying yourself even on the harder days when you're struggling, and getting the nitty gritty unglamorous parts of training done that makes the difference at top level competition... 

Favourite Quote: 

"David was right..."

Board of Directors