Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Dave Malone Head Coach
  • Head coach NAC swim club 2004 - present
  • High Performance Director  of Paralympics Ireland
  • Former Paralympic athlete and 4 time Paralympian, achieving  11 International podiums from 1994-2004,
  •  3 Paralympic medals at consecutive /games Atlanta 96 silver, Sydney 2000 Gold and Athens 2004 silver, along with 3 world championship medals including Gold in 1998 and former world record holder in 50,100 and 200m S8 backstroke. 
  • Level 3 Swim Ireland licensed swim coach 
  • Team Lead of the 2012 Para swim team at London 2012, winning 2 Gold medals.
Hayley Burke Coach
  • Level 3 qualified coach. 
  • Assistant coach for Irish Paralympic Team for London Paralympic Games 2012, World Para Swimming Championships 2013 & European Para Swimming Championships 2014. 
  • Team Leader of Paralympic Swim Team since 2015. 
  • Lead Leinster Coach for Ulster Age Groups in 2017. 
  • Swam competitively until 2010.
  • Part of relay which held Irish Senior Women's relay record in 4x50m Medley & 4x100m Medley short course 2009.
  • Competed at 2003 European Youth Olympics; finalist in 100m & 200m Backstroke.   
  • National Champion.
  • Irish Age Group Champion. 
  • Leinster Champion. 
  • Currently undertaking Swim Ireland Tutor Training. 
Shauna McGinley Coach
  • BSc with Education majoring in Maths and Biology.
  • Currently undergoing a Professional Masters of Education in Maynooth University, graduating September 2019.
  • Level 2 qualified SI Swimming Coach.
  • Swim Ireland Women in Sport Coaching Mentor.
  • Qualified Pool Lifeguard with the IWS. Certified in Emergency First Aid.
  • Have been a member of the NAC swim club since its opening in 2004 and swam competitively within the club until 2013.
  • National Standard Swimmer and Represented Leinster.
  • Coach with the NAC swim Club since 2012.
  • Head Coach of the Maynooth University Aquatics Club.
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Irish Paralympic Team for training camp weekends.
  • Assistant Coach for the Leinster Team at the Interprovincial Championships 2017.
Board of Directors