Neptune Coaching Team

Will Walker Coach

Will first started swim teaching 17 years ago in Kells Swimming club, in Ireland, where he was the Club Captain and swam competitively for his club and school, in galas across Ireland. In 2010, Will graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in PE, Sport, and Dance with QTS from Liverpool John Moores University. In his time in Liverpool, he was a Trainer Assessor for both the Pool and Beach Lifeguard Qualification for the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) and also worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).
 
Will has extensive experience in Learn to Swim programs and Squad programs too but also enjoys teaching adults due to their complexity and challenges that present themselves to him. As a PE teacher, and having studied pedagogy, sports psychology and physiology as part of his degree and swimming at a high level as a child and teenager, Will firmly believes that he can maximize the potential of every child, adolescent, and adult that he teaches.
 
Will understands that every child matters and every child develops at a different rate and learns differently, therefore he personalizes children’s learning, and uses different teaching strategies within his lessons. He knows that although many children will enjoy competitive swimming, there are also just as many who don’t want to compete or take part in a competition. Will uses swimming as a medium to develop the social, emotional and well being of children too, giving them an extremely important life skill. The children which Will teaches develop their Co-ordination, which strengthens their Neurological pathways, in turn helping to also improve their other sports too. Will sets realistic and individual targets for the children in his lessons learning which are achievable through hard work, which improves their self-confidence and also teaches them that with hard work and dedication you can achieve your goals.
 
Will is also on hand to answer any questions that parents or swimmers might have and is also keen to give training programs to squad swimmers who go on holiday and want to continue their training outside of term time.