Alan Bircher

73 Current and Former Ellesmere Swimmers Sign Letter Supporting Alan Bircher

A letter signed by 44 active and 29 former Ellesmere College Titans swimmers comes after Alan Bircher was removed from the British Olympic Coaching Staff last week.


British Coach Alan Bircher Not Nominated To Tokyo Staff Following Investigation

Bircher was named the head open water coach for the Tokyo Games in 2019 but will not be in Japan after Swim England conducted a 12-month investigation.


Newly-Funded Hector Pardoe Takes 25k Silver In France, Beats Bircher’s Record

Hector Pardoe of Great Britain broke through in a big way in the men’s 25k race of the 2020 French Open Water Championships.

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Freya Anderson Talks Move To Bath & Her Most Hated Dryland

Take a listen to what 19-year-old Freya Anderson has to say about her move to Bath and how she’s staying fit these days.

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2019 Swammy Awards: British Coach of the Year, Mel Marshall

Mel Marshall is best-known for guiding the career of Adam Peaty, but she also coaches breakout backstroker Luke Greenbank and breaststroker Sarah Vasey.

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Coach Alan Bircher On Teen Freya Anderson’s Ascent Into World’s Elite

Think you can hang with two-time European Short Course Champion Freya Anderson? Try Coach Alan Bircher’s sets on for size.


Mel Marshall, David McNulty, Steven Tigg Among British 2020 Olympic Coaches

British Swimming has announced its staff of 8 swimming coaches set to take on key roles with Team GB during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.


Ellesmere College Coach Raising Funds In Memory Of Tazmin Pugh

Coach Alan Bircher of Ellesmere College Titans, has embarked on a unique journey in the hopes of raising money in the name of late swimmer Tazmin Pugh.

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FINIS Set of the Week: The Best/Worst IM Set You’ll Ever Meet

This set is not for the timid. If you’re ready to tackle some serious IM training, then read on!


The New “KIT” on the Block

The WEDG Backstroke Start Wedge offers several advantages over all of its competitors. At less than 30% of the cost of its next cheapest rival, WEDG is also the most assessable Backstroke Start device with regard to cost.