Its sometime since I submitted a post to the site so I thought an update due.
I have now been retired for 4 years from coaching swimming a job I enjoyed which took me as a coach on GB teams to 3 European Championships and one world championships.
With 38 years coaching behind me I have ex swimmers I coached living all over the world.
This year with my wife and my two adults children Emma and Bradley we will be traveling to Australia for just over three weeks and take in the Commonwealth Games as well as visit my brother Paul an Ex Mayfield boy in Adelaide.
The first week out there I will be staying with Philip Hubble Olympic silver medallist in 1980 and Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 1982 whom I coached. My brother Paul actually coached Peter Morris who was 4th in the same Olympic final as Phil in Moscow. Its over 30 years since I have seen Phil.
I am also pleased to say one of my Ex swimmers David Hemmings now a GB coach based at Loughborough Uni has 3 swimmers he coaches selected for the English team at the Commonwealth Games one in the ladies 400 and 200 individual medley one in the Mens 50 100 and 200 breast and one in the ladies 200 breast. Of course am hoping at least one can match Phils 1982 result.
Whilst retired I still take an active interest in British swimming and have made a number of visits up to Loughborough and have had the pleasure of seeing the likes of Adam Peaty in training.
I have also been active advising to get Egham its first public swimming pool which is now under construction at a cost of 19 million and is just 200 mts from my house.
I continue to look forward on how so many Ex Mayfield boys are doing. I note Alan Booth has written recently and wonder if he is the younger brother of Michael who lived I think at 149 Brian Road. If he is I know my brother Paul who was in the same year as Michael and they often went fishing together would be pleased to hear how he is.