David Lowe Swimming and Coaching Career

Swimming Experience

  • 1977 South African Nationals 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals
  • 1978 & 1979 NCAA (U.S. University Championships)
  • 1980 Olympic Games Moscow Bronze Medal
  • 1981 European Championships Split Finalist
  • 1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane 2 Silver Medals & 2 Individual Finals
  • 1983 ASA S.C. Championships Gloucester – 1st Britain to go under 50sec (100 freestyle)
  • 1983 European Championships Rome Finalist
  • 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles Finalist
  • 1980-1984 Numerous British records Long and Short Course
  • 1980-1984 Numerous British National Titles Long and Short course

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Coaching Experience

First Swim, Swim School Director/Owner

  • Teaching and low level coaching from absolute beginners and stroke improvement to adults and triathlete stroke correction and training advice.

Mid Beds Swim Squad  Chief Coach

  • Coaching 60 elite swimmers
  • Coaching on  British Swimming’s World Class Start Camps
  • National Qualifiers:6,  District Qualifiers: 14

Swim Swansea/City of Swansea S.C. Chief Coach

  • Coaching swimmers at the Welsh National Performance Centre in Swansea to a program agreed with the Performance Director and sports scientist. Accompanying the Welsh team on training camps and swim meets as a National coach.
  • National A.G. Qualifiers:10 (4 Finalists)
  • Olympic Trials Qualifiers:3 Two 4th places & 2 semi-finalists
  • Winter National Qualifiers:7 4thplace, 3 Finalist, 2 semi-finalists
  • World Rankings Andrew Ayres 200 Breaststroke: 64, Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay (S.C.) 62

 Haslemere Swimming Club  Chief Coach

  • Coaching the top two squads of swimmers for training including supervision of land training.
  • County Qualifiers: 32(22 Gold)
  • District Qualifiers: 18(10 Gold)
  • National Qualifiers: 9 (7 Gold)

 Ledbury Swimming Club  Chief Coach

  • Coaching the three age group squads.
  • County Qualifiers: 17
  • District Qualifiers: 3 (2 Gold; 1 finalist)
  • National Qualifiers: 1