Coach Mitchell Nairn, Associate Head Coach

Swimming Counties Manukau - Coach of the Year 2020

Coach Mitch creates positive energy, has passion and enthusiasm for the swimmers to succeed.  His mana on pool deck at competitions has everyone noticing Mitch! He has put PSC on the map in the swimming fraternity.  Mitch has increased membership and increased work ethic in our swimmers at training and competitions.  

Coach Sheldon Kemp, Associate Head Coach

Paralympic Games 2021 - Coach of Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Tupou Neiufi

Honda NZ Counties Manukau  Sporting Excellence Awards 2021 - Coach of the Year (joint winner with Dame Valerie Adams)

​​​​​​​Swimming Counties Manukau - Coach of the Year 2019 and 2021

​​​​​​​I see my job is to develop abilities in our young people that will inspire and empower them to achieve excellence in life through a positive competitive swimming experience. I believe that our sport teaches fundamental life skills that are invaluable beyond the pool. By moulding, teaching, and instructing our athletes, I aim to develop in them the self-discipline, personal responsibility, physical fitness, and personal excellence necessary for success in competitive swimming and beyond. Every person is different and "one training set fits all" will leave all short of their full potential. I will use my experience to tap into each athlete's imagination of where he/she can take their swimming. While there are common themes to any great program, there are no short cuts. Quality takes time, planning and commitment!  (Coach Sheldon)