Geoff Stokes


ASA Teachers Certificate
ASA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
Licenced British Swimming Official J2

Years in Swimming:

50+ years in swimming
30+ years in coaching

Why did you get into coaching?

RRSC needed a Masters coach

Background/List of achievements past and present:

Represented Division 10 in the English Schools Championships for three years
Won five world Masters Championships
Won several European Masters Championships
Won British and English Masters Championships in every age group
Held several European Masters records and numerous British Masters records
Currently the coaching representative on the National Masters Working Group and Masters Manager for Swim England South East

Favourite Pool:


Greatest achievement in swimming/coaching:

Swimming - 200m Butterfly World Championship in Rio, August 1990
Coaching – Developing the competence of the RRSC Masters Squad

Favourite set:

Broken 400m freestyle (100/50/100/50/100, RI 15s after each)

Most important piece of advice to a swimmer:

Always strive for improvement and be sure to enjoy your sport

Other interests/hobbies:

Grandchildren, gardening, DIY, reading