Plymouth College is the top swimming school in the country for the seventh year running

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Swimming Coaching

Led by Head Coach and Director of Swimming, Robin Armayan, the programme benefits from the leadership of an experienced coach who has led numerous swimmers to both Junior and Senior International Podiums and Selections.

Robin is a European Gold Medal Coach and has served as Coach for the Great Britain World Junior Swimming Team. He has coached in France and Australia; providing the experience for his multi-cultural approach, which places the individual at the centre of his high-performance pathway to success.

The College Deputy Director of Swimming is Roberto Pavoni. Roberto is a former Olympian for Great Britain, followed by a successful period at the helm of Loughborough Swimming Club, as well as coaching with the Great Britain National Performance Centre, before joining us in Plymouth.

Sports Science and Sports Medicine Programme and is integral to ensuring that athletes train at their peak, while remaining injury free.

Dan Waddingham B.Sc, Claudia Clements, Neil Edwards, Stephan Lockhorst, Anthony James and Steven Beckerleg complete our full-time professional coaching team, arguably making this the most dynamic and exciting coaching group operating under one roof in Great Britain today.

“As a former prep school coach, I can identify with all of the great things that a school environment can bring to a swimming team. I can see the careful care and attention that you and your staff bring to the children, and I know what a great difference you have made to their lives. In my mind, you have perhaps the best set up in the UK for developing such swimmers, and I know of your desire to take your athletes through to the final step.

” Chris Martin, former Great Britain Development Coach


Plymouth College is the top swimming school in the country for the seventh year running

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