City of Derby Swimming Club welcomes an exciting transition in our coaching team.
Ryan Lovatt, who has been an integral part of our coaching team since April of last season will be taking on the role of Lead Coach for the National Squad as of January, 2017. We are excited to have someone of Ryan’s experience and enthusiasm lead our swimmers into 2017 with an eye on performance and an expectation of commitment from the swimmers.
As our club continues down the path to success, we look forward to having a coach with Ryan’s skill set to lead the charge for the National Squad.
In speaking to his post as National Squad Coach, Ryan has a few thoughts on the future of the squad.
I am delighted to be taking over as National Squad Coach in 2017. I have been working with the swimmers since April this year and have already seen huge advances in ability, mood and commitment to training. I am excited to be in this position where we can strive to move to the next level and I hope all swimmers want part of this journey with me too after seeing the positive results from 2016 and seeing where the squad is heading. I know I’m excited and looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond.
As most of you know, I have swam for over 18 years, 14 of those at competition level, and I have experienced firsthand some of the best coaching in the country, and I’d say some of the best coaching in the world. I have a lot of knowledge, background experience, and resources and I hope I have proved I can implement those already in a relatively short space of time. This is all going to contribute to the swimmers performance levels going forward and I hope to sit down in 2017 with all swimmers on an individual basis to discuss where we’re heading.
Going in to 2017 we are going to be stepping up a level with regards to everything – training, land, meterage, race prep and ENJOYING WHAT WE DO!
We’ll be training hard through City Of Derby meet as there isn’t time to build back up from the Christmas break. And then we’ll be targeting a fast Counties and on to Midlands with potential for a tapered meet elsewhere too.
Here’s to some fast swimming! Remember – A HAPPY SWIMMER, MAKES A FAST SWIMMER!