New Head Coach

Lincoln Vulcans are pleased to welcome Paul Hogg as our new Head Coach. Paul will be joining us for the start of the new season.

Paul Hogg

As an athlete Paul trained with the City of Newcastle Swimming Club (CNSC) where he went on to represent Great Britain as well as swimming the Channel. In 1989 he was awarded Northumberland & Durham Swimmer of the Year.

As a coach at the end of the 80’s Paul began by coaching both the Masters (where he had several World Champions) and age group squads at CNSC.

Paul then held several Head Coach Positions during the 90’s in both swimming development clubs as well as Triathlon which he combined with being Assistant Coach at the Newcastle Regional Performance Centre (a forerunner of the Beacon Programs) which produced European & Commonwealth Champions and Olympic Team Representatives.

In 2000 Paul took over Newburn ASC (which has now amalgamated with City of Newcastle to become Newcastle Swim Team) where his athletes won both Senior International medals in the European Championships as well as at World Cup events. In 2006 Newburn ASC also won Top Girls Age Group Club at the National Championships. During this period Paul had several selections as a Coach for both GB and England Programs.

In December 2006 Paul was appointed Head Coach of City of Sunderland where he had further success both with multiple medals at Nationals but also in 2009 with a swimmer on the GB team in the World Championships in Rome in the men’s 50 & 100 Fly events as well another swimmer winning a silver & two bronze medals at the European Youth Olympics (EYOF) in Finland. At the EYOF Paul was selected as a coach & at the Rome World Championships was also in attendance under the Home Coach Program where he wrote a technical report on the other competing nations on their starts & turns. For these results Paul was awarded Sunderland City Sports Coach of the Year.

Following on from this in December 2009 Paul was appointed as the ASA Beacon Head Coach for the South East Region based in Portsmouth. Again multiple medals were won at Nationals as well as a swimmer representing Team GB at London 2012 Para Games where they made the final in the 100 Free. In Rio 2016 the same athlete had changed events to Para Triathlon where they won a Silver medal. Portsmouth Northsea SC had also had their best results in the Arena League since 2004 as well as winning the Top Club in Hampshire several times.

The Beacon program also produced several swimmers for both European Juniors with a Gold medal in 2013 as well as other international competitions.

Paul now looks forward to a new challenge of building upon the past successes of Lincoln Vulcans & helping all the swimmers in the club to fulfil their potential.