Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
David Pool Head Coach

David has been coaching for 15 years.  This journey has taken him around the world holding positions in Great Britain, Australia, Canada and latterly Hong Kong.  He has developed an excellent knowledge of swimming and the structure of sport throughout the world.

David’s philosophy on training and developing swimmers is based on a holistic approach to managing all the facets that lead to performance. This includes the obvious technical development, skill development, physiological needs, sports psychology, recovery, sleep optimization, stress control, nutrition and strength and power development on land.

David’s aim is to help each student athlete realize their full potential, both as a competitive swimmer and as a human being.  To develop integrity and responsibility, he will strive to encourage self-awareness in all stages of the training process and encourage athletes to take ownership of their preparation and performance. With the right inspiration, he believes Stingrays kids can make their dreams come true.

During his time on-deck, he has guided his athletes towards great performances in the water while ensuring they continue to excel in their academic goals.  Many of his swimmers have gone on to study at top universities in GB, AUS, USA and CAN.  Some have also represented their countries at many International meets.

Career Highlights include

·       Coach of Geoffrey Cheah (Hong Kong) - Rio Olympics 2016.

·       Multiple National/Provincial Medalists in GB, CAN, AUS, HK. 

·       Swimmers selected for International Representation in GB, HK.

·       Multiple National Record Holders.

·       Olympic Trials Qualifiers GB.

·       Scottish National Youth Squad Coach, Eindhoven Cup.

 

Education

  •        ASCA Level 5 International Senior Coach
  •        UKASA Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  •        EXOS Performance Specialist
  •        UWS – Sports Development
Luke Wimbush Lead Coach Competitive

Master of Sports Science from the University of Hong Kong. NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ASCA Swim Coach, USA Triathlon Level I, ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and First Aid/CPR Instructor. Hong Kong Triathlon Association Swim Coach (1998-2004). Graduate of Nottingham and Exeter University in Theology and Philosophy.

As an athlete and coach I see strength as fundamental for swimmers to reach peak performance. All things being equal a stronger athlete will always win, so developing functional strength in the gym and harnessing that power in the water will result in faster times.

Francesca Murphy Lead Coach of Advance & Rays

Born and raised in the UK, Frankie started swimming competitively at a very young age and made it to the UK Nationals for her 800 free, 200 IM, 200 Fly at age 13.   Frankie started out teaching Learn To Swim while in college and went on taking apprenticeship in coaching at the Portsmouth Northsea Swimming Club where she gained her UKCE level 3 swim coaching qualification.   Frankie joined Stingrays 2013 and is currently the Lead Age Group Coach.  She is also a Swim Instructor at our Learn To Swim Sharks program.

 

Skills and qualifications:

- ASCTA teacher of baby and toddler

- ASA UKCC level 1 teaching aquatics 

- ASA UKCC level 2 teaching aquatics 

- ASA UKCC level 2 coaching swimming 

- ASA UKCC level 3 coaching swimming 

- ASA CPD in safeguarding and protecting children 

- National Vocational Qualification level 3 in Advanced Apprenticeship in sporting excellence (swimming)

- NUCO First Aid at work 

- National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification(UK) 

Zento Lee Lead Coach of Development

 

Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, Zento is fluent in English, German, and Chinese.   He graduated with a swimming scholarship in Sports Science and Leisure Management at the University of Hong Kong.   Zento represented Hong Kong at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, the 2007 World University Games in Thailand, as well as the 7th Asian Swimming Championships in Singapore in 2006.

Education:  BS (Hon), Sports Science and Leisure Management, University of Hong Kong

Coaching Experience:  Feb. 2008 - Present

Qualifications:  

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
ASA/UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Adult CPR Certificate

 

Dawn Lau Assistant Coach
Coach Dawn is a swimming lover who started swimming at very young age. She swam competitively for 12 years and started being a partime coach of the swimming since she graduated from high school. She joined Stingrays after eight years full time coaching at one of the most popular swim club in HK.

Coach Dawn is an expert of teaching Toddler and Children as she is really enjoy the fun with the young kids.
Besides swimming, Coach Dawn is a professional music instrumental performer and play music during the quiet time.

Qualifications:
HKSCA Level 1 Coaches Certificate
ASCA Level 2 Stroke School
ASCA Level 3 Physiology School
HKLSS Pool Lifeguard Award
Ethan Lam Assistant Coach

Ethan has more than 10 years of teaching and coaching experience and has been working with Stingrays within the sharks program for over three years and has shown a great commitment regularly volunteering to help at Squad sessions to assist our younger swimmer and continue his own professional development.  We are excited to have him as part of our coaching team. Apart from swimming, he enjoys reading and learning languages.

  • A Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming (SAT CS)
  • A Swim Australia Teacher (SAT)
  • Royal Life Saving Victoria Award
  • HKASA STC Certificate (Level 1)
  • HKLSS Bronze Medallion
Board of Directors
Craig Lindsay President
Jeff Faiola Vice President & Human Resources Chair
Susie Yee Vice President
Paul Cherry Treasurer
Liza Wei Secretary
David Chen Marketing and Sponsorship Chair
Hillary Sandeen Socials Chair
Christophe Hebrard Board Director
Alice Hsu Uniform Chair
James Paton Board Member