Swim England National Development Programme – Swimmer and Coach Selections

Congratulations to the following swimmers and coaches who have been selected for the Swim England National Development Programme in 2019.

Swimmers for this programme are selected based on the highest long course rankings achieved in each Olympic Event.

The programmes aims are:

  • Focus on the development of all four strokes and the individual medley.
  • Progression of mobility and stability to enhance starts and turns.
  • Understand how to prevent injury, managing sleep and handling stressful times.
  • Focus on key technical considerations for stroke efficiency, individual medley, transition turns and relay takeovers.

Please click here for a list of the selected swimmers from Swim England North West affiliated clubs.


Congratulations to the following coaches for their selection to deliver on this programme:

Chris Suggitt (Wigan BEST) – Head Coach of Macclesfield camps

Matt Turner (City of Manchester Aquatics)

Chris Pugh (City of Chester)

Ian Ingman (City of Liverpool)

Danielle Naylor (City of Salford)

Phil Balcombe (Crewe Flyers)

Steven Davidson (Preston SC)


Congratulations to Helen Whittle (Blackpool Aq) on her selection as Team Manager.


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