Rachel Aldington - Lead Coach (Girls)
Rachel represented Backwell and the City of Salford as a competitive swimmer before moving to Cyprus to teach swimming. A degree in Sports Rehabilitation led her to the side of the pitch at Manchester Rugby Club and for Scotland under 21's but she remained active on poolside throughout. On completion of her role as North Somerset Community Swimming Coach in 2008, Rachel began working as a Teaching Assistant & having always had a love of numbers, she returned to University in Bath and trained to become a Teacher of Mathematics. The skills required to ensure that students from an area of high deprivation could achieve their targets at school, have transferred favourably into Rachel’s coaching and play a large role in the great performances seen by Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club (a small swim skills club)in recent years. In her time as Head Coach of WSMSC, Rachel regularly worked with athletes from ‘learn to swim’ to those competing at National level and feels that this continuity played an important role, as athletes enjoyed their competitive swimming development journey.
Rachel will head up the Junior Female squad that has some exciting opportunities ahead!
Best swimming moment of all time:
The wonder that is Adam Peaty – statistically the most dominant swim at Rio 2016
Rachel's interesting fact:
When not colour coding swimming plans, Rachel spends time away from the pool creating spinning sessions, supporting rabbit rehoming charities and attempting to break Beagle World Records after‘retiring’ from surfing (3 broken fingers) and scuba diving (sea sickness).