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Wilmott keen for swimming success
9:00am Friday 21st September 2012 in Sportsview
NEW coach Mark Wilmott believes team spirit is the key to success as he takes the reins at Wyre Forest Swimming Club.
The 31-year-old has moved from Scotland to take over the role vacated by Alan Bircher and he is determined to build on last season’s success.
Wyre Forest were one of the top clubs in Worcestershire as they won dozens of medals in the county and regional championships.
“With the swimmers’ talent and my enthusiasm, we will make a forbidable team,” said the new man.
“I’ve coached to national level before and I’m itching to get these young swimmers to that level.
“It will take a lot of hard work and, hopefully, I’ll be able to inject some fun into the training sessions.
“Some of our kids swim about 20 miles-a-week and it’s my job to make the swimming enjoyable.”
Since 2004 Wilmott has coached at club, county, district and national levels.
For the past three years, he has worked with Glasgow’s national development team, which aims at getting young swimmers to compete at the highest level.
Wilmot was also head coach for Glasgow Seals disability squad.
He added: “I coach, I swim twice-a-day and I keep up-to-date with sports science.
“The right environment is also important and I moved to Wyre Forest Swimming Club as it has the spirit to nurture success.”
He will be hoping to build on the success of Bircher, who has joined the centre of swimming excellence at Ellesmere College Titans.
To find out more about Wyre Forest SC contact membershp secretary carole.walters@ wfsc.org.uk
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