Coaching Team

Each squad at Stirling Swimming is allocated a lead coach, who is responsible for delivering the training for that squad. The Head Coach, Kerry Wood, is in overall charge of the coaching arrangements for the Club.
It is club policy to provide swimmers with regular feedback on their performance. In addition, if anyone needs to discuss a swimming-related issue in more detail, please contact the relevant squad coach or the Head Coach. Contact should normally be made by email after which a meeting can be arranged if required. Please note this is not usually at poolside when the coach is busy coaching!

Senior Performance Squad


Head Coach: Kerry Wood - Senior Performance Squad Lead Coach

Kerry has coached Stirling swimmers to Scottish and British Age Group medals and disability swimmers to European and World Championship Medals.  In 2014 two Stirling swimmers were selected to the Scotland Commonwealth Games Team and numberous other swimmers have been selected to Scottish International Team events.  Kerry was selected as a coach for the GB Paralympic team in London 2012 and has been part of the coaching staff on a number of International Meets for Scotland and Great Britain.  As one of Scotland's top swimmers, Kerry held the long and short course Scottish records for the 50m and 100m butterfly for eigh years and was Scottish Champion in these events 1995 - 2003.  Kerry first represented Great Britain at the 1993 European Sprint Championships before going on to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Manchester in 2002.

Junior Performance and Potential Squad 

Stuart McDougall Assistant Head Coach: Stuart McDougall - Potential and Junior Performance  Squad Lead Coach

 Stuart has been Assistant Head Coach at Stirling Swimming since January 2016. Before that, he had been  coaching at REN 96 Swim Team for 12 years.  Swimmers Stuart has coached have gone on to represent  Great Britain at World Junior Championships and win numberous medals at Scottish and British  Championships.  
 Stuart has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Strathclyde and a Masters  Degree in Performance Coaching from the University of Stirling.  Stuart is a Level 3 qualified coach and in  2015 spent 10 months in Australia, coaching at Knox Pymble Swim Club in Sydney for 6 months.

Angela McCowan: Potential Squad and Junior Performance Squad Girls Coach

Jak Scott: Potential Squad and Junior Perfomance Squad Boys Coach



Development Squad

Mhairi High: Development Squad Lead Coach

Junior Development Squad

Mhairi High: Junior Development Squad Lead Coach

STARfish Programme

Mhairi High: STAR-fish Programme Lead Coach

Disability and Club Squads

Linda Allen: Disability and Club Squad Lead Coach

Masters Squad

Craig Coull: Masters Squad Lead Coach