SW Coach Shortlisted for Prestigious UK Coaching Award

Congratulations to Coach Emma Collings-Barnes from Mount Kelly Swimming who has been shortlisted for the UK Coaching Talent Development Coach of the Year. 

Emma has been at the helm of Mount Kelly’s swimming programme for the past two years and has 178 students swimming on the national stage and achieving a number of successes.

She said it was ‘overwhelming’ to be shortlisted and praised the team of coaches and swimmers she works with.

“It’s a total honour to hear the news of becoming a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards,” said Emma.

“To be honest it’s a little overwhelming. I coach because of my passion and pride for Mount Kelly Swimming, as well as seeing the journeys of positive change in the athletes, but to receive this recognition is such a wonderful boost.

“I am very lucky to lead an incredible team of swimmers and coaches and to work with them doesn’t feel like a job at all. I am very humbled.”

Emma is up against gymnastic coach Amy Moulton and canoeing’s Trevor Hunter for the prize.

Posted by Swim England South West on October 28th 2020

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