Our coaches 

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James Hester

 

I’m a qualified British Triathlon Federation Level 2 Coach.

I grew up as a runner and bike racer and naturally fell into triathlon in the mid 90’s – taking part in the London Triathlon in 1998.

 

I started back in the mid 2000s after a bit off a layoff and managed to finish 4th in my Age Group at the 2015 Bristol Triathlon.

 

I’m a professional musician by trade and teach music at degree level at University. I have a keen interest in the way we work on both a physiological and psychological level – how we can maximise our potential in a broad way – what we’re capable of how to improve with consistency and by looking at all the possible avenues to exploit!

 

I have the experience of over 70 triathlons and countless running (track, road and ultra marathons) and bike races, including time-trialling and cyclocross. There’s nothing like ‘pinning a number on’ and gaining new experiences and I love to help people achieve their goals.

 

Alongside my Triathlon Coaching qualifications, I am a Mental Health First Aider and have a PG Cert Ed.

 

You can contact me directly by email

 

 

 

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Jackie King

 

UKCC Level 3 Competitive Swimming Coach

BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach

Swim England Advanced Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach

 

I have been coaching swimming for PAC Tri since its infancy. I was invited into the club as a coach and then found myself competing too!

 

I am myself a swimmer and competed as a youth. I now enjoy participating in open water swimming events as well as the occasional triathlon and cycle sportif, butut generally prefer training for fitness and wellbeing than for competition. 

 

I am a coach first and an athlete second. My passion is helping others to enjoy, progress and ultimately succeed with their sporting ambitions. I have been coaching swimming for over 20 years now and have made a career of it. I also coach all areas of triathlon for individuals and group professionally.

 

 

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Andy Jeal
 
I'm a Level 2 Diploma British Triathlon Federation Triathlon coach and Level 2 Swim England coach, my main sport being swimming, having swum competitively since the age of 5!
 
As a competitive athlete I like to take part in events that I find 'interesting', these normally provide me with the opportunity to train as part of a team or to do something that I enjoy/find challenging. Nowadays, I am more of an avid trainer rather than a competitor, a sort of payback for all the help and assistance I’ve been given over the years by many different coaches.
 
Several years ago, I joined the local Masters swimming sessions run by Jackie, re-found my love of swimming. My specialist area is in the swimming pool, where I have a lot of knowledge that I am happy to share, and I reluctantly run but do so as I find it is an easy solution to fit in a quick training session around and busy family life. 
My coaching experience has developed over the last few years, I have qualified as a Level 1, Level 2 and now Level 2 Diploma Triathlon which enables me to coach Triathlon to either groups or on an individual basis. I’m also qualified as a Level 2 Swim England coach and Level 2S swimming official.  
With PAC-Tri I’ve run swimming sessions and was part of the coaching team who ran the Try-to-Tri sessions at the start of the year. 
 
You can contact me directly by email with any questions or to discuss your coaching requirements