I am a former swimmer of over 15 years of the club and represented Ireland for 10 years internationally. I am extremely proud and humbled to have the opportunity to lead the club I grew up in. I got into coaching four years ago as I have a true love of the sport and I want to share this with the next generation of athletes. I have a passion to help all swimmers achieve their full potential while enjoying the journey and I look forward to getting to know the swimmers throughout the club.
I joined Ards A.S.C. in 1984 when my daughters joined the club, one as a beginner the other as a swimmer. The next year I started to help out on poolside initially in the small pool. I also joined the committee where I held the post of PRO for I think 8 years, writing the weekly “Swimming Notes” in the Chronicle and looking after fund raising.
I gradually worked my way up through the various club training levels , gaining first a teaching qualification and then the various coaching qualifications. From March 1994 until July 2017 I was privileged to hold the positions of Joint Head Coach with George Morrow and then Head Coach to the Club. Since August 2017 I have assisted our Head Coach with the Performance Squads.
AGE GROUP / YOUTH
Hi! I previously worked in the clubs entry squad programme before taking over the junior squad with nuala Glynn in August 2011. On completion of level 2 coach qualification took over the age group squad in August 2013.
Have coached the junior and senior performance squads under the mentorship of Nelson and Davy and have also had the privilege of coaching experience at Ulster squad level.
Dolphins / minnows
Norma Munn has been involved with Ards swimming club for over 20 years.
In charge with the early development and progression of swimmers throughout the club Norma has a
lasting impact on swimmers, maintaining a strong retention of swimmers though-out the club.