United Coaching Update (August 2021)

Hi United Families
A quick update on our United coaching team as Coach Simone returns to the USA. We are pleased to announce that our wonderful coaching team will be covering most of the sessions. Although some squads have sessions with more than one coach we believe this provides valuable opportunity for coaches to get to know more of our swimmers which will ease transitions across squads and strengthen our interface between JDT, Juniors, Bronze and Silver.  A big thank you to our coaches for this additional commitment at a time when swim coaches in New Zealand are in high demand!.

Juniors
Saturday morning – Emily Whitehead will be assisting Marco. Emily is a previous United swimmer who competed at a national level, specialising in breaststroke. Emily also coaches at Waterlions.  Welcome Emily!

Junior Development and Training (JDT)
Monday morning session – Coach Brett
Tuesday morning session – Coach Marco 
Friday morning session – Coach Max
No changes to Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning sessions.
Squad Manager will be Kerry Lusby temporarily however if anyone is keen to take on this role under Kerry’s guidance please let us know!

Bronze
Monday afternoon session – we are excited to announce that Coach Larissa is back for a while.  Thanks Larissa!
Thursday afternoon session – Coach Jamie will take this session.

Silver
No changes.

Gold
Thursday afternoon dryland – will now be run by Coach Marco, with the programme developed in conjunction with Coach Jamie.
Thursday afternoon pool session- Coach Marco will be assisting Jamie with this session. 

Seniors
No changes.

Senior Development and Training (SDT)
No changes.  
Squad Manager will be Kerry Lusby temporarily however if anyone is keen to take on this role under Kerry’s guidance please let us know!

Most of these changes will take effect from the week commencing 23rd August – however there will be changes to the coaching programme this coming week to accomodate New Zealand Short Course Swim meet.  These will be advised separately by way of email to each squad.

A big thank you to Simone for all of her work with United, both as a coach and a volunteer.  United will miss you, and I know you will maintain an interest in the progress on all the swimmers you have coached!

Best regards
United Swimming Club Committee