Emma Heaton - Assistant Swimming Coach & Swimming Teacher (Prep School)



Emma grew up in Suffolk and this is where her love of swimming began. Her early experience of being chosen as Head Girl  of the local swimming club helped her realise how much she enjoys making a difference to the lives of those around her.  She subsequently competed at local, county and regional level, before going on to attend The University of Bath where she completed a degree in Sport and Social Science.

Whilst at Bath, she dedicated a great deal of her time in helping to build and develop the University of Bath swim school where she was rapidly promoted to the role of swim school co-ordinator.

Her experience of working at Melbourne Girls Grammar School as a teacher, sports coach and boarding house supervisor inspired her to turn her love of coaching/teaching into a long-term career. She was therefore delighted to join the Millfield coaching team in 2017.

Emma works alongside Helen Gouldby and Holly Gunner to help advance the Development Squad. She has a passion for focusing on skills and techniques within squad swimming which she has taken into her teaching within the Millfield Swim School. Emma really enjoys her work with youth swimmers and is excited to see the programme and swimmers grow and develop. As a result of this, she continues to build her skill set, obtaining as many additional qualifications as possible, in the fields of both swimming and coaching.


Best swimming moment of all time: 

Ellie Simmonds at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, at the age of 13 she competed in the 100m and 400m freestyle and won 2 gold medals!

Emma's Interesting Fact:

Emma has a passion for riding horses, climbing mountains and playing both the flute and piano to a high standard!