Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 - Paralympic Coach
Tokyo 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)
Coach Jim Ruiterman, Squad Coach
Jim is our longest serving coach, having been with the club for 15 years. He is passionate about swimming and is an integral part of our club & coaching team.
With his wealth of knowledge and an eye for detail, Jims' technical savvy coaching skills are an asset to the club and of great benefit to all our swimmers.