Rhondda Swimming Club has appointed a new head coach to help
take the club forward. Craig Napper, 38, has been given the task of
leading the club's swimming training and skills development.
Mr Napper, who lives in Porth, is a qualified UKCC level 2 teacher
and has almost completed his level 3 coaching qualification. He is
a level 2 coach in British triathlon and also coaches the Rhondda
junior triathlon club. He is a keen athlete himself, swimming
regularly in triathlon and ironman events. He joins Rhondda
Swimming Club from Merthyr Tydfil Swimming Club.
Rhondda Swimming Club is entering a new phase of steady growth
following a period of review of its structure and operations. Since
September it has attracted around 30 new members at levels
throughout the club.
Club Chairman Andrew Draper says: "We're delighted to have a new
head coach who is so well qualified and experienced to help lead
our growth and development. Craig is already demonstrating some
very positive ideas and vision. I'm confident we will go from
strength to strength from here on."
Mr Napper says: "I'm looking forward to the challenge of good,
hard work in training and success in upcoming competitions."
He replaces Cliff Bridge, who has stepped down from the club after
many years of dedicated service.
Rhondda Swimming Club trains throughout the week at Ystrad and
Maerdy and monthly at Cardiff International Pool. It is the
resident swimming club at Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad.
Its swimmers compete with success throughout the SE Wales
region. New members are very welcome on our
journey onwards and upwards. www.rhondda-swimming-club.org.uk