Meet the new Head Coach

I started my coaching career with locals club in Cheshire, before taking up a full-time coaching role in New Zealand. After spending five years in New Zealand I moved back to the UK to coach at Wrexham Swimming Club before joining Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club. During my time in New Zealand I attended the 2011 FINA World Championships and 2012 Olympic Games as Head Coach of the Cook Islands; I placed swimmers on numerous New Zealand National Squads and Development Squads, along with a swimmer breaking a National Age Group record.

Back in the UK during my brief spell with Wrexham one swimmer qualified for the Welsh Youth Development Squad. I have coached swimmers to podium finishes in New Zealand, Wales and Internationally.

Coaching Achievements:

• Head Coach of the Cook Islands at 2012 Olympic Games in London
• Head Coach of the Cook Islands at 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai for both open water and pool events.
• New Zealand National Team selection – One swimmer on 2008 Pacific School Games Team and one swimmer on 2009 Trans Tasman Tri Series Team and one swimmer on 2010 Trans Tasman Tri Series Team (Annual NZ v Australia Age Group Competition).
• New Zealand National Development Squads – 2009 two swimmers on the Age Group Development Squad and one swimmer on the Trans Tasman Development Squad. 2010 one swimmer on Trans Tasman Development squad and one swimmer on the Age Group Development Squad.
• Swimmer broke Girls 15&U New Zealand Age Group 100 Backstroke record with a time of 1.03.10.
• Swim Wales Youth Development Squad – 2012 one swimmer placed on the Welsh youth development squad.
• New Zealand Age Group National Championships – 52 podium finishes in 4 years consisting of, 1st Places – 23, 2nd Places -14 and 3rd Places – 15
• Pacific School Games 2008 – 4 podium finishes consisting of, 1st Places – 2, 2nd Places – 1, 3rd Places – 1
• British Youth National Championships 2012 – 1 Qualifier gaining 2 final places and 1 Semi- final place.
• Welsh Age Group National Championships – 10 podium finishes consisting of, 1st places – 3, 2nd places – 2, 3rd places – 5.

And finally

Lincoln Vulcans would like to wish Fred Furniss every success in his new role with British Swimming and thank him for the high standards and successes that were a major part of his time with us. We are sure that Hugh will continue to develop both the swimmers and the club itself.