Kids Swimming Technique
A very insightful article written by Anthony Mcleod, a top level junior swim coach on kids swimming technique...
Separated Medley Finalists 2018
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Tigersharks former Head Coach Phil Millard on 7 November 2018 following a short illness.
Phil joined Tigersharks, or Thamesdown, as it was known then when his 2 daughters Ali and Jo started swimming. He quickly became involved completing his ASA Swim Teacher qualification in the early 80's moving on to Assistant Club Coach and finally becoming a fully qualified British Swimming Club Coach and Head Coach of the Club. Tigersharks achieved a 6th place finish in the medal table at the National Age group and Youth Championships and achieved 18 national qualifiers in one year- an amazing achievement for a relatively small club. Phil also coached 2 out of the 4 Olympians produced from the town and he was immensely proud to watch Grant Turner in London 2012 and Jaz Carlin claim her 2 silver medals in Rio in 2016.
Phil retired as Head Coach of the Club in 2005 and set up a Learn to swim programme with his daughter Jo and then returned to swimming , coaching the triathletes twice weekly.
Phil was involved with swimming for over 30 years and made a huge contribution to the sport and those athletes whom he coached.
We offer our sincere condolences to Carol, Ali, Jo and all the family on your loss.