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Simon K.  Cooper - Head Coach
Tom Howells - Assistant Coach

Tom joined GMSC in September 2014 and coaches at most sessions. 


Tom is a Level 2 swim teacher and swim coach who is working towards his Level 3 coaching qualification. He is also a Level 3 personal trainer. Tom also coaches at Gloucester City Swimming Club where he works mainly as a coach to the TTC6 squad.

Tom joined GCSC aged 8 years and went on to compete as a finalist at county, regional and zonal level. He was also club captain for 2 years.

Currently, Tom is also a swim teacher at both GL1 and Beaufort Sports Centre

Simon is an ASA Club Coach and has been involved in some capacity with the sport of competitive swimming for over 40yrs.

As a competitor Simon swam at Gloucester City SC and was coached by local legend Henri Meinike to two national titles and numerous selections for the National Junior Swim Team. After finishing school Simon accepted a sports scholarship to North Carolina State University where he swam for theUniversity Swim Team before graduating with a Degree in Economics.

As Head Coach at Cheltenham SWPCfrom 2001 to 2012 Simon coached numerous swimmers, including several masters, to county, district and national success. In 2012 Simon had two swimmers qualify for the Olympic Trials with one swimmer making it to a senior final.

Simon was the Gloucester County ASA Swim Coach at the ASA National Inter-County Championships from 2008- 2011.
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