Plan of Coaching Structure
At present the swimming development coach, Craig Nelson, coaches the performance squad full time. This is covered in his absence by the Assistant Development Coaches or parents of the swimmers (sessions are provided by the coach).
North & South Groups are coached by the Assistant Development Coaches.
Potential squad is also coached by the swimming development coach and one of the Assistant Coaches with the help of parent volunteers.
The skills squad is coached by the Assistant Development Coaches and by development club volunteers. This group is also managed by a team manager.
At 4 competitions per year the Pembrokeshire team is lead by the swimming development coach. A rota is drawn up of volunteers to coach and to team manage for the event. The remainder of events are left to the development club, although the development coach may be present at these.
All development clubs are responsible for their own coaching structure. Where coaching groups exist the decisions are taken collectively. In this environment the Chief coach advises and makes decisions on the collective opinion of the group. Where there is only a coaching group the group arrives at a collective decision through a nominated chair. Where a head coach exists, decision are made solely by the head coach and fed to committee. Pembrokeshire County Swimming supports the head coach and coaching group system.
Head Coach/Swimming Development Coach: Craig Nelson
Assistant Development Coach :Sam Jones