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Head Coach


Anthony Clark

Anthony is a well respected and accomplished Swim England Senior Swimming Coach who has been a member of the club since 1999. His initial involvement with the Club began when his children enrolled in Swindon Dolphin’s Learn to Swim Programme. Over time, he actively volunteered and started off as a teaching assistant in the learn-to-swim program. Anthony also joined the Masters section of the club and made his way up the Masters squad structure. He had the privilege of being coached by the Club's Head Coach, Andi Manley (now Director of Swimming at Loughborough), alongside the Club's Performance Youth Squad. Anthony's dedication paid off, and he became national masters age group champion in 100m and 200m breaststroke. Additionally, he participated in the 2005 European Masters Championships held in Stockholm and the 2016 Championships in London.

In 2007, Anthony took on his first squad of Regional standard youth swimmers under the guidance of Andi Manley. He decided to conclude his competitive swimming career in 2014 to focus entirely on coaching. He began assisting the Head Coach at the time, Louise Clayton, in coaching the Performance Squad. When Louise went on her first maternity leave, Anthony was given the opportunity to coach the squad independently and maintained the previous years' successes. Subsequently, Anthony resumed coaching the "grassroots" County and Regional Squads and has since returned to also coaching the club's national standard swimmers. In October 2022, he was appointed as the Head Coach, and he currently coaches the newly formed Youth Performance, Youth Potential, and Age Group Performance Squads.

Since taking on the role of Head Coach, Anthony has led the Club to some remarkable achievements. He has steered the club towards significantly increasing the number of Wiltshire County Qualifiers from 65 in 2022 to 86 in 2023, resulting in the Club finishing as the top overall medallists at the Championships. This upward trend continued at the South West Regional Championships, with a notable improvement in the number of qualifiers from 26 in 2022 to 42 in 2023. During the South West Regional Summer Championships 2023, the Club's swimmers excelled, where 11 of the 42 qualifiers earned 29 medals, including 5 gold, 10 silver, and 14 bronze, surpassing all previous years' medal counts. Furthermore, the Club had 8 swimmers compete at the British and Home Nations National Summer Meets in 2023, where Anthony led swimmers to final placings and medals. 

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