Silver City Blues Masters Swim Club is proud of it’s diverse coaching team and the club’s record on investing in it’s coaches to ensure the highest possible standards for the club.
Emma has been involved with swimming for as long as she can remember- she has swum competitively for Bridge of Don A.S.C, C.O.A.S.T. and Aberdeen Amateurs. Emma began as a teaching assistant 15 years ago and as soon as she turned 16 she undertook her ASA level 1 Teaching and Coaching courses. Emma then went on to complete both the UKCC level 2 Teaching Aquatics and Swim Coaching qualifications. Over the years Emma has also completed CPDs in teaching swimmers with disabilities, coaching masters and team manager levels 1 and 2.
Emma has been involved with SCB (on and off due to a move!) for the past 9 years both in and out of the pool.
By day, Emma works for CHAS – Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (she might have mentioned this once or twice) as a Community Fundraiser, recently passing her Certificate in Fundraising with merit.
Keith gained his first teaching and coaching qualification five decades ago (ASA Teachers and ASA Club Coach awards). He coached and taught with Bridge of Don ASC for 20 years as well as C.O.A.S.T. Keith was also part of the water management plan which ultimately led to the formation of C.O.A.S.T. and laid the requirements for a 50m pool back in the 1990’s. He was part of the Pathways to Performance and then Flying Start programme and coached in Renfrewshire, Inverness and Orkney as part of this national age group development programme. He has swum competitively for Bridge of Don and Aberdeen ASC as well as for C.O.A.S.T. prior to joining SCB Masters at the age of 25. He has competed at 9 World Masters championships and 1 European championships and has raced over 1400 swims in 20 years of Masters.