Coach Jan selected for the prestigious Elevate Coaching Programme

Barry Alldrick

Coach Jan selected for the prestigious Elevate Coaching Programme

With over 200 applicants applying, it is with pride that we congratulate coach Jan on her success and recent selection into the UK Coaching Elevate programme.

The programme offers opportunities to observe coaches in high-performance environments and to connect and network with other like-minded coaches. Through workshops and webinars, coaches will explore ways to extend their role, their profile and the impact they can have.

The club continues to benefit from the experiences Dr Jan Hutchings has bought to the athletes and club coaches in progressing our pathway at all levels.

In each year over the last five, Jan has been selected at National Level as a Swim England Pathway Coach, coaching on the National Development Program twice, the National Age Group Programme twice and in 2023 Jan coached on the National Youth Sprint Squad programme.

Jans's experience, knowledge and expertise have led to her presenting, networking, and learning with aspiring performance coaches across all sports on the UK Coaching Horizons programme attended from 2021-2023.

The power of such aspiring coaching programmes has allowed Jan to challenge and improve our practices at Poole Swimming, with examples of challenging our terminology and the ways in which our coaches work with athletes. Inputting ideas shared by other sports coaches and top UK athletes.

The UK Coaching Elevate programme will give Jan further opportunities to share experiences, present, learn and network with coaches from a selection of sports with high-level coaches over three workshops, actional learning set days and working with a high-performance coach developer.

We would like to congratulate Jan on her selection for the programme and we look forward to sharing her experiences to better the Poole Swimming Club Pathway.