Other Coaches

Matt Williams

Coaching Experience / Qualifications

– 16 years teaching and coaching, from non-swimmers to International

– Current Head Coach at Bridgend County Swim Squad and National Youth Development Coach for Swim Wales National Squads

– Bhons Sports Coaching Degree (Cardiff Met)

– Foundation Diploma in Humanties (University of Wales, Newport)

– UKCC Level 3 Senior Coach

– UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming & Teaching Aquatics

– NPLQ Certificate

– Team Manager Module 1 & 2

– Worked as an assistant to Olympic Coaches Dave Haller MBE and Keith Bewley in both 2012 (David Davies & Ieaun Lloyd) and in 2014 (6 Commonwealth Games selections for Team Wales)

– Ex City of Cardiff Swimmer


– Coached swimmers to success and medals at British, Welsh, English, Regional & County Championships, in both pool & Open Water

– Coached multiple swimmers to squad selections for Swim Wales National Squads, Swim Wales Para Squads, Swim England Talent Squads, along with London Region and Middlesex County Squads

– Swimmers coached selected for Welsh Triathlon Junior & Youth Squads

– Swimmers coached selected for British & Welsh Youth Surf Lifeguard Squads

– Selected as Head Coach for Swim Wales WEST at 2019 Inter County Championships

– Selected as a coach for Swim Wales Silver Development Programme (2018 to Present), Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme (2018), Swim England Open Water Talent Team, Swim Wales Para Squads

– Swim Wales Young Coach of the Year – 2010

– Over 300+ hours of volunteering for City of Cardiff and Swim Wales through the Millennium Volunteer Scheme

James Bailey

• Level 1 and 2 qualified swim teacher

• MSc Earth Science

• MSc Geographic Science

• Durham University Half Palatinate 2019

Involved in competitive swimming for 12 years

• 50+ hours of volunteering in schools, masters squads and children’s lessons

• Former City of Cardiff Swimmer

• Twice competed internationally at Stuttgart

• Held City of Cardiff Closed Invitational meet 100m Backstroke record (2011-18)

• BUCS Nationals swimmer 2016-20

• Durham University Swimming Club Men’s Captain 2018-19

• Durham University Swimming Club S&C sec 2019-20

Dan Davies

-ASA Qualified Teacher and Coach

  • Over 14 years swimming of teaching/coaching experience
  • Current head Coach Cardiff Met Swimming Club
    -BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
    -MSc Sport and Exercise Science
    -RLSS Pool Lifeguard Qualified
    -First Aid Qualified
  • Completed Ironman Wales 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Currently training for Ironman Wales 2021
Owen Rodgers

Owen Rodgers – Coach Profile

Relevant Experience

• Over 25 years of coaching and competing in Triathlon

• Nine-time Ironman Finisher

• Twelve times Half Ironman Finisher

• Coached athletes to Age Group World and European Triathlon Championship level

• Former Director of Triathlon at Cardiff Met

• Former Assistant Coach for Welsh Triathlon


• BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach

• ASA Teacher & Coach

• MSc Sport Coaching

• Triathlon specific S&C specialist

Ross Hoskins

  • ASA teacher & coach
  • Triathlon coach
  • Over 10 years experience teaching & coaching swimming & triathlon
  • Competed at international competition for Wales swimming
  • Multiple times Welsh champion
  • Competed at elite European cup level
  • GBR athlete
  • Currently competing at IM 70.3 level
  • Welsh Triathlon Children’s coach of the year 2019
  • First out the water at British Tri champs elite wave 2015
  • Personal Trainer for 2 years
  • BSc Hons Sport Performance Analysis

Issy Morris

• Qualified swim teacher

• Involved within elite sport since the age of 13

• Coached the Cardiff Met Triathlon Academy from 2018 to 2019

• Sport Studies Degree (1st class)

• Studying MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition

• Currently training as an elite triathlete within the National Triathlon Performance Centre Wales & am aiming to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Triathlon

• Represented Wales in swimming, cross-country and track

• Represented Great Britain in triathlon – 4th at the Senior European Triathlon Cup race in Hungary, 2019

• BUCS Biathlon Champion 2020

• BUCS Sprint Triathlon Champion 2019

• Nos Galon Champion 2019

• 2nd at the mixed relay U23 European championships, 2015

• 19th Junior European Championships, 2017


– Swimming & triathlon coach

– 9 years experience coaching the Cardiff Triathletes swimming, ranging from those new to swimming who have not received coaching before to those competing at GB level.

– Former Competitive swimmer with Cardiff Swimming Club ( coached by Olympic coach, Dave Haller)

– 5 years Experience coaching 1-1 (swimmers who wanted more bespoke technical swim coaching)

– Keen open water swimmer

– Former world champion bog snorkeler, 2018

Danielle Cavanagh

• Level 1 & Level 2 Swimming Teacher

• WATSU Coach (water based therapy)