Blackshaw Departs Stockport Metro, Trimmings Takes On Coaching Dev Manager

Swim England announced that Talent Officer Lindsay Trimmings has been promoted to Coaching Development Manager within the organization. After having been in her current position for over five years, Trimmings will be taking over the CDM position from Joanna Jones, who moved to a new role with UK Sport.

Trimmings is a former British long-distance swimming junior champion whose achievements include having completed the English Channel swim solo.

Per Swim England, she joined Swim England in February 2014 from her previous post as deputy director of swimming and head of sports science and medicine at Plymouth Leander and Plymouth College. There, she helped coach now-retired Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meiluttye, as well as British World Championships multi-medalist Ben Proud.

Also making moves is Stockport Metro Head Coach Richard Blackshaw, as he is leaving his coaching role at the end of October to fill Trimmings’ previous position. Blackshaw’s departure was announced to Stockport Metro swimmers on September 29th, with the club having accepted applicants to fill his role through October 8th.

Current swimmers at Stockport Metro include Katie Matts and Holly Hibbott, the latter of which took bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Looks a great appointment by swim England bringing Blackshaw.

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A top coach, a really decent bloke and tough act to follow. It’ll be interesting to see who Metro bring in!


Someone didn’t like your post, or mine.

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The balcony is full of haters no matter which club you look at, Metro is no different in that respect.
I had words with him on occasion but he’s a top coach, look at his record.My swimmer(no longer there) has a massive amount of respect for him and would do anything he asked.

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