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Stuart McNarry

Stuart McNarry

National High Performance Coach

Biography

Stuart joined Swim Wales in 2008 in a joint role as National Talent ID coach and Head Coach for the Swansea University performance programme. This followed a successful period as Head Coach of the City of Exeter Swimming Club, where he coached swimmers to international success at junior and senior level and gained selection to work on the British World Class Programme, the European Junior Championships and FINA World Cups as part of the British coaching staff.

Since moving to Swansea, Stuart has gained valuable experience working alongside internationally renowned coaches such as former GB head sprint coach Bill Pilczuk, former GB Performance Director Bill Sweetenham and former head British ITC coach Bud McAllister. In 2012, Stuart was appointed Swim Wales High Performance Coach and has coached swimmers to be selected for the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In recent years, Stuart has been selected as part of the Team Wales coaching Staff at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and as Head Coach at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

Achievements

  • Coached Aaron Moores to Paralympic Champion, Rio 2016
  • Lead Coach for Swim Wales National Youth Squad, 2016
  • Coached Aaron Moores to S14 World Record 2016
  • Coached Alys Thomas to British Champion for 100 Fly, 2016
  • Head Coach for Team Wales at 2015 & 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games
  • Head Coach for Swim Wales Warm Weather Camp, January 2015
  • Head Coach for Swim Wales at Mare Nostrum Tour, 2015
  • Member of coaching staff for Team Wales at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Member of coaching staff for Swim Wales Senior Elite Squad at US Open 2013/14 & ‘15
  • Guided Swansea University to 2nd position overall at BUCS Championships 2012/13
  • Head Coach to Swim Wales Senior Elite Squad at US Open 2012 & 2016
  • Member of coaching staff for Team Wales at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Head Coach to Swim Wales Youth & Senior Elite Squads, Oslo 2009 & 10
  • Member of coaching staff for Swim Wales Youth and Senior Elite Squads every year from 2008-15
  • Head coach of Western Region ASA Youth Camps in 2005 & 06
  • Coached swimmers to Commonwealth Finals in 2010 & 2014
  • Coached swimmers to Irish National Titles in 2001,’02,’03 ’06 ’09 & 12
  • Coaching swimmers to British Age, Youth and Senior National Qualifying Times annually
  • Coached Swimmers to British Age and Youth Medals in ‘06 & ‘03
  • Skills Coach to British Swimming L3 Age Group Programme in (Eger, Hungary) 2006
  • Group coach to British Swimming European Junior Team, Glasgow 2003
  • Group coach to British Swimming Youth Programme (Calella) 2005
  • Selected for the coaching staff for GB World Class Youth Programme 2003 & ‘04
  • Member of coaching staff for GB Team at Fina World Cups in Stockholm and Berlin 2004