We’ve been receiving a steady stream of athlete signings to the various International Swimming League (ISL) squads, but today London Roar has revealed the team’s official Head Coach.
Mel Marshall, coach of team captain Adam Peaty, has been announced as the coach for the inaugural ISL season. Per the squad’s IG post, “We’re delighted to announce Melanie Marshall as Head Coach for the London Roar this year. British Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 @melmarshallmassive is also the coach of Olympic Champion @adam_peaty & his London Roar teammate @sarahvasey96 Before coaching, Mel was a successful swimmer herself as a 3 time Olympian & 6 time Commonwealth Games medallist. Its great to have you on board Mel! #worldsbest #swimcoach#londonroar #isl2019 “
Marshall is currently Lead National Coach at the National Centre for Swimming at Loughborough, a position she has held since December 2016. A double Olympian and former world record holder herself, Marshall is also the 2nd most decorated Commonwealth Games female athlete. She retired from competitive swimming in 2008 and joined Derby Swimming Club as Head Coach, grooming Peaty to become the dominant powerhouse that he is before they both moved on to Loughborough.
As of June 6th, London Roar‘s roster is comprised of the following athletes:
|Cate Campbell||Adam Peaty|
|Bronte Campbell||James Guy|
|Emma McKeon||Kyle Chalmers|
|Minna Atherton||Elijah Winnington|
|Holly Barratt||Alex Graham|
|Jess Hansen||Yuri Kisil|
|Taylor McKeown||Matthew Wilson|
|Siobhan-Marie O’Connor||Finlay Knox|
|Jeanette Ottesen||Cameron McEvoy|
|Sydney Pickrem||Kirill Prigoda|
|Mireia Belmonte||Vini Lanza|
|Marie Wattel||Duncan Scott|