Head Coach Bio

Stan started his career with LCSC  as a swimmer aged 10 years. It wasn’t until his early teens when he began to realise his potential. He set numerous club records, some of which still stand today, and was the first Lisburn swimmer to go sub 1 minute for 100m Butterfly (SC)

The late 1990s was when he started to flourish, setting an Ulster Junior record in 50m Butterfly and was also an Irish Junior Champion. A shoulder injury set him back but he recovered to become Ulster Champion in 2000, swimming 100m Butterfly. He was also the Irish Universities Champion in 50m Freestyle.

Not long after, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. He had to have 2 major surgeries but his resilience showed and he returned to competitive swimming 9 months after his second operation to win a bronze medal in 50m Butterfly and made the final in 50m Freestyle (Irish Short Course 2007).

He has been a coach with LCSC for over 20 years, taking up position as Head Coach in December 2019. He holds a Level 3 coaching qualification and Level 2 teaching qualification with Swim Ireland (and is a qualified solicitor!).  He also guided the Lisburn Aquasprints team to success in the 2011/2012 season.

Known as “Stan the Man” to some of his swimmers, he enjoys coaching and his aim is to guide all swimmers to reach their maximum potential, whatever that may be! We have been very lucky as a club to have a coach with such a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead our coaching team.