Gillian Brown

Gillian Brown

Gillian Brown

I am very passionate about swimming, as I have been swimming since I was a child with my local swimming club. I renewed my passion for swimming again through my three children, who swam competitively for Abertillery Piranhas at various levels.

Whilst at Abertillery I took on numerous rolls, such     as Treasurer, level 1 and level 2 teacher, assisting the head coach there before taking my level 3 coaches award at Millfield School in 2007.

I worked as Assistant Head coach in Abertillery then  moved up to head coach for Pontypool Dolphins,    where I coached swimmers, some of the swimmers up to National level and also worked as a swimming teacher for Torfaen Leisure Trust.

In 2012 I was one of the lucky people to be selected as a volunteer to help out as an ambassador at the Olympics in Cardiff, promoting Wales at an international sporting event. This lead to working with the Paralympic Teams in Cardiff and I was lucky to be assisting members of the Australian Paralympic Swimming Team. I even got to see them compete at the Olympic pool in London.

I was employed by G4S to work at the Olympic Park in London, which was a whole new experience to me and I got to meet all of the athletes. I was selected to work on the warm up track (Yes I did get to see lots of events after my shift ended and to my good fortune most of them were finals). I even me Usain Bolt….

I am now embarking on another challenge in my life as my children are all grown up, which I am looking forward to with Brecon swimming club

Fiona Fry

I’m Fiona Kirsten Fry – one of the Brecon swim club voluntary coaches.  I have been a swim teacher for 6 years gaining my level 1 through the Swimming Teachers Association, I have taught in pools in Dorset, Yorkshire and Powys.  I have swum since an early age and competed at County, Army and Tri Service level.