Jak Mullins - Lead Coach (Boys)
Jak swam and coached at Gloucester City in his youth, moving first to Birmingham and then to Swansea, working with the elite coaches in the performance programs there for several years. Learning from the knowledgeable and successful coaches in Swansea and Gloucester, Jak hopes to expand on these experiences and challenge himself and the swimmers to learn and develop.
Jak completed an undergraduate degree in Classics in Birmingham, which he then furthered with a Masters in Ancient Literature in Swansea. Whilst an odd choice of degree for a swimming coach, it provided an interest away from sport that still remains. He also enjoys music, playing in band when he gets free time.
Working alongside Euan and Rachel, Jak has a large role in the development of the junior athletes on the team and has seen them go from strength to strength through his time here; competing at Nationals, British Championships and gaining International experience along the way. Jak has had a large influence on the Nine@Millfield program and continues to develop and nurture the plethora of young talent that enters the school.
He will head up a Junior Male squad that is bristling with potential in the Year of Opportunity.
Best swimming moment of all time:
Steve Parry winning Bronze in the 200m Fly at the Athens Olympics. Pure determination.
Jak's Interesting Fact:
Jak is a huge supporter of the NFL, following the Pittsburgh Steelers and he played at university. He still plays American Football; playing Wide Receiver and Safety for the Somerset Wyverns.