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The Coaching Team

Pete Yardley

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Place of Birth: Wolverhampton

Home Town: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Nationality: British

About Pete


  • Sports Technology BSc (Hons)
  • Clinical Nutrition Level 4
  • Personal Trainer Level 3
  • Fitness Instructor Level 2
  • Postural Analysis & Corrective Exercise
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid

Pete’s dryland programme for the RWSSC Elite Squad aims to bring about consistent and reliable success in strength and overall athletic development for his swimmers. His methods have proved successful with some excellent progress being made by the group since taking over the S&C lead in 2014. Emphasis is very much on the importance of developing strong functional movements which, in a sporting context translates into enhanced performance.

Pete also delivers dryland training at Swim England regional camps where he runs effective and dynamic strength and conditioning sessions as part of their talent programme.

Graduating from Staffordshire University in 2008 and receiving recognition for his academic performance by the Institute for Engineering & Technology, Pete is experimentative with his training methods, combining bodyweight exercise with the use of tried and tested resistance protocols to maximise results.

Outside of swimming, Pete is a freelance self-employed Personal Trainer working in the West Midlands area. Based at a local gym, he works with a diverse cross-section of the population to deliver bespoke exercise and nutrition programmes, as well as group Boot Camps which are held at The Royal School.

 In recent years Pete has worked as a mentor and assessor on Fitness Instructor and Personal Training qualifications where he’s been able to pass on knowledge and insights acquired over his 10-year career in the fitness industry.

Pete relishes working with the talented and committed swimmers at RWSSC and is excited by the potential he sees in each and every one of them.


David Painter

Head Performance Coach

Place of Birth: England
Home Town: Wolverhampton Nationality: British


George Booth Rudd

Academy Lead Coach

Place of Birth: Plymouth,
Home Town: Oxford, Nationality: British

Pete Yardley

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Place of Birth: Wolverhampton Home Town: Wolverhampton Nationality: British