Coach Profiles

Anita Ryder
anita.ryder@coventry-swimming.org.uk
Achivements:Anita first started coaching at City of Derby Swimming Club, she later joined Coventry on the Learn to Swim Program, taking over an Achiever Group. After a 2 year break due to career schedules, she came back to Coventry to coach the Reception Achiever Group, a role she has continued in since. She is also one of the Club’s Child Protection Officials and has attended various seminars and lectures on this subject. Anita is an ASA Level 2 Coach and has had great successes, seeing swimmers progress from learning to swim to achieving Elite standard. Anita also has an active role in the Diddy League team which has enjoyed great success over the last few years. Anita was herself a swimmer, she began at the age of 11 with Nottingham Leander, and after competing up to national level decided that she wanted to move on to long distance swimming, competing in lake swims such as Lake Conniston and Bala Lake to name just a couple. For Anita, her ultimate achievement as a swimmer, was to swim the English Channel when she was 14.
Other:Whilst in the Derbyshire Police Force, Anita attended Heanor College where she studied, Law, The British Constitution, Biology and English. A younger Anita attended Clifton Hall Girls Grammar School. She also studied part time for an HND in Food Science whilst also working full time. As you can see Anita likes to keep herself busy, in between Coaching and her career, she enjoys football.










COACHES BLOG
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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