Meet Our Coaches


Simon K. Cooper

Head Coach
Simon is an ASA Club Coach and has been involved in some capacity with the sport of competitive swimming for over 40yrs. He has been head coach for GMSC since 2014. 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 the University Swim Team before graduating with a Degree in Economics. As Head Coach at Cheltenham SWPC from 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.

Tom Howells

Assistant Coach
Tom is now occupied as Level 2 swim teacher at Gloucester City Swimming Club (& Beaufort Sport Centre) where he is working towards his Level 3. He coached our club regularly since 2014 and continues to help us out on occasions. He is also a Level 3 personal trainer. 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.

Megan Hartery

Assistant Coach

Tony Davies aka "Mutley"

Assistant Coach