Heathwood Swimming caters for all adults wishing to learn to swim, improve their technique or wanting to be put through their paces in an endurance session.
Over twenty years’ experience teaching & coaching all abilities including 5 years as Head Coach of UWICs Junior Swimming Academy & 7 years as Performance Director for the Student Swim team at Cardiff Met Uni.
7 years lecturing sports coaching (Swimming) subject areas include: Teaching students how to teach & coach the four competitive Swimming strokes, stroke analysis & race pacing using swim pro cameras https://www.swimmingcam.com/videos.php
Ex National Performance Squad Swimmer at City of Cardiff Swimming Club under coaches Dave Haller & John Stout
Vast Experience in Open Water Swimming working with WittleFit coach Rhys Jones
Finished in the top 20 at the Tenby LCW Swim 5 times 2011-2016
Completed Longcourse weekend Tenby 2016
Training for Ironman Wales 2018
ASA Teaching & Coaching Swimming
MSc Physical Activity & Health
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification & Trainer / Assessor
First Aid at work Qualification & Trainer & Assessor
Swimming Pool Plant room Operators Certificate
Ieuan Lloyd – Double Olympian, Team GB & Ex Cardiff Met Swimmer
“I competed under Cardiff met for 3 years while I was at university. I saw the team grow and improve every year thanks to Dave. He managed to inspire and push so many athletes though challenging and enjoyable sessions. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport showed every day and it was nice to see the team progress while i was there. He even managed to get me back into the pool after I retired from swimming in 2016 and it gave me great satisfaction to do some hard training again. Dave is awesome bloke that sees the potential in every athlete and puts every effort into getting the most out of his swimmers. Most importantly he wasn’t just a coach to me, he was a good friend and I felt comfortable talking to him about any issues I had, Which I think is a vital aspect of a coach and athlete relationship and I want to thank him for everything he has done for me since starting at Cardiff met Uni”
What’s included in the sessions?
1. Swimming teaching / coaching
2. Verbal feedback
3. Video feedback
4. Written feedback at the end of the session for future