About Robin Brew
About Robin Brew

WK 15 TUE 2202Coaching Philosophy

To be in a position to help people is extremely rewarding. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or starting out for the very first time, EVERYONE deserves the opportunity to improve their performance. I have been inspired by so many people over the years and it is not the most talented individuals that have left their mark, but those who have overcome many obstacles and adversities in their quest to achieve personal dreams and goals. Although coaching involves many components which helps lead to a specific improvement in performance, to me it is still very important to make this process fun, challenging, stimulating, rewarding, satisfying and most importantly enjoyable, leaving individuals loving the process and wanting more. An individuals motivation can move mountains and to be able to contribute and make a difference is a privilege.


Coaching Qualifications

  • MSc Coaching
  • ASA Coach
  • ASA Club Coach
  • ASA Advanced Teacher

Coaching Background

  • Professional Triathlon and Swimming Coach since 1987
  • Director of Swimming and Triathlon – Kelly College (2000-Current)
  • National High Performance Centre Coaching Staff – University of Bath (1997-99)
  • Beijing Paralympic Games – Coaching Staff (2008)
  • GB team ‘European Open water swimming Cup’ – Head Coach (Navia, Spain 2008)
  • World IPC Championships, Durban, South Africa – Coaching Staff (2006)
  • World Class Age Group Swimming – Coaching staff (2005-6)
  • World Class Performance – Disability Swimming – Coaching Staff (2005-Current)
  • World Class Performance – Triathlon – Consultant Coach (2000-6)

Sporting Achievements Highlights – Swimming

  • Olympic Record – 200m IM, Los Angeles 1984
  • Commonwealth Silver Medal – 200IM, Brisbane 1982
  • European Championship Finals, 1983,1985
  • Current World Record – 15hrs 35min Two way English Channel Relay Swim,1985
  • Masters World Records – 100m IM, 200m IM, 400m IM, 1500Freestyle

Sporting Achievements Highlights – Triathlon

  • World Championships, 1991, 1993 Team Gold, first out of the water
  • European Olympic Distance Championships, 1992, 5th place, first out of the water
  • European 1/2 Ironman Championships,1989, 7th place, first out of the water
  • European Grand Prix Series – 2nd Overall, five 1st place wins, 1993
  • Wildflower, USA, 1/2 Ironman, 1991, 2nd place
  • British Champion, Sprint distance, 1994
  • Hawaii Ironman, finished!! 1994

Televised Events

  • BBC SUPERTEAMS – Water Sports UK Champions 1985
  • BBC SUPERSTARS – UK Champion, 1985
  • BBC INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS – International Champion 1985