Millfield’s Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, has been nominated as a support coach for Team GB for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.
Euan was nominated amongst eight of Britain’s best swimming coaches to take on key roles with the team. Millfield’s former Director of Swimming, Jol Finck, who is currently the National Coach at the British Swimming National Centre in Bath, has also been nominated for the Team GB coaching team.
Euan’s nomination follows his experience and success as a support coach at the World Aquatic Championships in South Korea this summer, and further supports the school’s reputation as one of the best swimming clubs in the country.
Millfield swimming has eleven coaches across Millfield and Millfield Prep, including Euan, a former Millfield pupil. The school participates in a host of local, regional and national swimming competitions, and continually produces international, national and regional champions year on year. Along the way, swimmers learn lifelong skills such as effective time management, dedication and goal setting – all of which transfer to academic study and a successful adult life.
Millfield has helped support the development of 24 Olympians in its short history and has had a swimmer at every Olympic Games since 1968 including champions like Duncan Goodhew, Mark Foster and most recently, James Guy.
Millfield’s Director of Sport Dr Scott Drawer says, “We are absolutely thrilled for Euan and cannot wait for him to bring back his knowledge and experience of working with some of the world’s top athletes, in the world’s greatest multi-sport competition, to sport at Millfield.”
Of the coaching selections, British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss said:
“I would like to congratulate the eight coaches we are nominating to the BOA to work with our Olympic team. All have come through a tough selection process and proved their ability to deliver results in the performance arena. The early appointment of our coaching staff follows the pattern established in the last Olympic cycle. The coaches will now be an integral part of team development activity as they build relationships with the athletes at camps and competitions in the lead in to the Olympic Games.”