David Pennington - Intermediate Squad Head Coach

Raised in south east England, David made his way north to study at the Edinburgh College of Art (Edinburgh University) where he
gained his degree in Architecture. David now runs his own architecture and property development company here in Edinburgh.

David has joined us from the University of Edinburgh Performance Squad where he enjoyed a long and successful swimming career under some of the country's finest and most free thinking coaches.  David's enthusiasm for the sport of swimming along with in depth knowledge of stroke mechanics and long term athlete development all add up to one heck of a coach.

Andy May - Assistant  Intermediate Squad Coach

Having competed to International level this is Andy's first foray into  coaching.  He is keen to put something back into the sport that gave him so much and afforded him so many rewards and experiences that still hold him in good stead to this day.

Sue Slater - Assistant Intermediate Squad Coach


David Gally - Assistant Intermediate Squad Coach

Cath Fleming - Development Squad Coach

Cath is an enthusiastic and committed life long member of Portobello ASC.  She is actively involved not only in Portobello Swimming Club but is also a Coach and Judge in Synchronised Swimming.  Cath has many years experience teaching and coaching both mainstream swimming and synchro.

In addition to coaching the Development squad, Cath also helps with the Club squad providing recreational swimming, life saving, synchro, or water polo once a month. 

 Deji Bankole - Development Squad Coach

 Morag McCarthy - Development Squad Coach

 Rod Hardy - Development Squad & Waterpolo Coach

Jack Snowdon - Development Squad Coach

Jack Snowdon, Lifelong member of Portobello ASC. One of his first journeys into swimming was as a supporter in the boat which accompanied Ned Barney’s double English Channel swimming crossing, the first person to do the double crossing.

Jack was a team manager for the Scottish Water Polo teams for many years.  He was East District president and also the Scottish President. He comes down to support the swimmers at the development stages, supporting on turns and clean, streamlined push offs. In addition to these training sessions he regularly attends galas, as a Technical official.


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