Coach Profiles

Steve Burke
Achivements:Steve’s first involvement in the club started 16 years ago in 1995 after returning from a family holiday in Liverpool where his daughter had been spotted in a local pool and was asked where she swam and that she might like to join a swimming club. At the time Steve’s eldest daughter; Lauren, was 9 years old and came for a trial at Coventry and went straight into the squads and won her first club championships that year in the 50m breaststroke. This was the beginning of the journey for Steve and his family; wife Annette and two daughters Lauren & Emma that has culminated in Steve being the current Club President of City of Coventry Swimming Club for the next two years. So far his journey since 1995 has taken him, like many parents involved in their off springs swimming, from timekeeping on sprint night to then running it to doing the exams for timekeeping and judging and then having a go at referring along the way, from being an active volunteer on the fundraising and social side and other areas of the club to Steve and Annette leading the Devon Tour in 1998 and he has always been seen as a prominent figure on many a walkathon over the years, supersoaker and all! On top of all of this Steve has also been heavily involved over the years in the Junior Teams and also the ICG Teams. Steve's coaching first started on a Saturday morning at Livingstone Road Baths, now known as Foleshill Leisure Centre, where he took his daughter to train and Steve used to step in and cover the sessions when the coach was away. Steve enjoyed this challenge so went on to do his Teaching and Coaching qualifications helping out on Club Night with the learn to swim before joining the Coaching Team. Steve’s first coaching challenge was taking the Blue Achievers, before then moving onto the Junior Performance squad and then moving to the High Achievers squad that he now coaches.
Other:Steve is ASA Level 2 qualified and also holds a current CRB certificate, Safeguarding & protecting Children certificate and is also first aid & lifeguard qualified.

Cold Swims! by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-10-24
Excellent job on Saturday from the Senior Elite swimmers and their cold swims - a max effort swim at 6am with no warm-up. 6 swimmers within 3% of their PBs - great job!

Race Simulation by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-06-09
Nice job yesterday from Senior Elite with their Race Simulation day - fast swimming guys!

Solihull invitation Gala by Steve Burke on 2016-03-12
Our first opurtunity to see how we performed as a team we had no good swims only great ones. With 24 1st 12 2nd 7 3rd places and 2 DQs we won with 243 points 24 points ahead of Rugby and 41 points ahead of Solihull . Thanks to Mel Mcwhirter for team managing no mean task on your own. Well done!

100 Challenge by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-11
Big effort tonight from HA1 and JP, congrats especially to Niall going 40 100s! #fastswimming

#fastswimming by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-10
HA1 loving life with a max kick set, they love kick so much! Booooom!!

Great Week for Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2016-01-30
Excellent session this morning from Junior Elite! And great way to end a hard week of work! Well Done!

Go Alex by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-01-26
Alex Carroll showing all the Senior Elite lads the way tonight with his 10.5 for 25m underwater kick with fins - boom! Charlie Waddingham not happy.......!

Great Session HA2! by Jessica Ford on 2015-11-24
A big well done to HA2 who put in their best effort this evening. One of the toughest sets weve done so far!

Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2015-11-11
Great session from Junior Elite tonight! The best threshold session weve done all season! Excellent work!

Coloured achievers by Steve Burke on 2015-11-01
Well done coloured achievers 3k today looked impressive and you all worked hard . Just remember fual just like all engines ensures they keep running so bring and drink plenty.

Ginger north trophy gala by Steve Burke on 2015-10-24
Well done to all swimmers who swam at leamington tonight there were some good hard swims and some great come backs . Well done guys lets build on this for the future . Thanks to the team managers who got all swimmers to the right place at the right time well done .

Great set HA1 by Paul Wilson on 2015-10-21
Great job from HA1 tonight, tough kick test, no backing down! Good job!!

Happy Birthday Abs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-10-08
Big happy 17th birthday to Abi Humphreys - 40x100 Free at 5.30am this morning was my gift to her! Enjoy!!

Coaches Blogs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-09-11
All of the coaches will soon have access to put their blogs on here, maybe it will be about something they have seen, something their groups have done. Keep your eyes peeled

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