New role for head coach Marc Spackman

Photo of head coach Marc Spackman standing pool side

Congratulations to head coach Marc Spackman who will be taking up a new opportunity as head coach at leading Canadian club, ESwim Etobicoke this summer.

Marc leaves the RWS swim programme after nine years in charge. He has created a happy, disciplined, positive and nurturing environment in a thriving high performance club.

Marc’s programme which takes a holistic and long term view of athlete development has produced a succession of British champions, European Junior champions and junior International level swimmers, culminating with three former RWS swimmers at the last Tokyo Olympics. 

Matt Richards and Tully Kearney winning gold medals and Alice Dearing, becoming the first black swimmer to represent GB at an Olympics and becoming the face and voice of building swimming in the black community.

Marc has encouraged communication, self-determination and a great team ethos with our swimmers. People often comment on how we look like the most professional team on poolside, which in turn attracts new swimmers to the club.

The club is recognised as a beacon of coaching in the Midlands area. Marc has mentored and developed coaches at RWS. All our coaches are recognised outside of the club and on the Swim England Pathway for their achievements.

Marc himself has been Head Coach on several England teams, the GB team at the last European championships in Rome as well as with the New York Breakers ISL team.

Under Marc’s leadership and guidance, the club is well regarded within the swimming community and this reflects well on the school, both domestically and internationally when attracting talent to become part of the school community, either as a day student or boarder.

The club has started the recruiting process for a new head coach and we wish Marc all the best with his new role.