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Mark Perry

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Olympic Coach Mark Perry

Mark Perry is a pool and open water swimming coach and administrator.

Coaching Highlights

  • He was the British Development and Open Water Coach for British Swimming. He started his career with British Swimming in 2006 as an Open Water consultant. He coached Melanie Marshall to a European Junior Gold medal.
  • He was part of the British Swimming coaching team at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.
  • He was a speaker at the 2012 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on the RMS Queen Mary on 22 September 2012 in Long Beach, California.
  • He was a speaker at the annual Open Water Show, presented by H2Open Magazine in England.
  • In June 2017, he became Swimming Canada’s first Distance/Open Water Coach.
  • He coached six Canadians at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
  • He coached 13 Canadians competed at the 2017 UANA Open Water Swimming Championships in the Cayman Islands.
  • He coached Canada's open water swimming at the Pan Pacific Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, World Open Water Championships and FINA World Cup events.
  • In 2011 as the British Development and Open Water Coach, he led British Swimming's open water team at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
  • In 2010 as the British Development and Open Water Coach, he led British Swimming's open water team at the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Roberval, Canada.
  • In 2009 as the British Swimming Open Water Performance Manager, he led British Swimming's open water team at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Ostia, Italy.
  • In 2009, he was the British Swimming Team Leader at the FINA World Cup in Brazil.
  • In 2008 as British Swimming Open Water Performance Manager, he led the British Olympic Open Water Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Team Leader at the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain, the Head Coach at the European Championships in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the Head Coach at the European Junior Championships in Sete, France, the Head Coach of the LEN Cup race in Piombino, Italy, the Head Coach of the 5 km race in Toulouse, France, the Team Leader in South Africa 10 km championships, the British Swimming coach for an Olympic visit in Beijing, China, and led the British Swimming Select Coaches Group.
  • In 2007 as a Consultant to British Swimming for Open Water, he served as the Head Coach at the European Junior Championships for the Open Water Swim Team, the Head Coach at the LEN Cup in Milan, Italy, the Coach at the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia, the Coach at the FINA World Cup in Seville, Spain, the Coach at the FINA World Cup in China, the Coach at the FINA World Cup in Hong Kong, the British Swimming coach for an Olympic visit in Beijing, China, and led the British Swimming Select Coaches Group.
  • In 2006, he served as the Head Coach in the World Class Level two programme, in the British Swimming Select Coaches Group, the Head Coach in the European Junior Championships for the British Open Water Swim Team, the Head Coach in the FINA World Cup in Seville, Spain, the Head Coach of the British Training Camp in Hungary, and participated in the World Class Coaches Conference in Washington.
  • In 2005, he served as the Head National Event Coach in butterfly, the Skills coach for British Swimming World Class Youth programme, the Head Coach for British Swimming World Class Level One programme, participated in the British Swimming Select Coaches Group, as the Coach for the LEN Open water camp, the Coach at the Open Water French National Championships, was honored as the Midland District Youth Coach of the year and won the British Swimming, Contribution to Coaching award.
  • In 2004, he served as the 2004 Olympic Games coaching support staff in Athens, Greece, a Coach of the Mare Nostrum tour, a Coach with the Women’s Olympic Team preparation camp and Olympic team holding camp in Cyprus, the Head Coach of British Swimming World Class Start Programme, the Head National Event Coach in butterfly, and won the BSCTA, Alan Hime Award and was honored as the Midland District Head Coach and Midland District Youth Coach of the Year.
  • In 2003, he was Coach to FINA World Cup European team, the Coach at the Australian Gold Coast training camp, the World Class Start Medley Programme Head Coach, the World Class Potential Youth Programme Group Coach, the Head Coach Malta training Camp, and Midland District Skills Coach.
  • Between 1995 and 2002, he served as the World Class Potential Group Coach (female Camp) & (female distance), World Class Start (Northern) Group Coach, World Class Start medley programme (Northern) Head Coach, World Class Pilot Assistant Coach, Team Manager & Head Coach to Midland District team to Luxembourg, Midland District team selector, Midland District Coaches Forum member, Midland District team selector, Midland District Coaches Forum member, Coach to select women’s 200 free group, Coach European Junior Championships in Glasgow, Coach Euro Meet in Luxembourg, Coach 6 Nations in Cadiz, Spain, Coach 3 Nations in Hamburg, Germany, Coach of the Great Britain Aquatic Team at the USA Swimming National Championships in Seattle, Washington, USA, Coach at various FINA World Cup races, Coach of the Mare Nostrum tour, Assistant Coach of the Aquatic Team at the England Canadian National Championships in Toronto, Canada, Head Coach/ Team Manager of the Great Britain Aquatic Team in Vancouver, Canada, Coach at the European Short Course Championships, and Coach of the Swim2000 squad.
  • He has served as a personal coach to members of Great Britain's Junior team, Senior Team, Senior & junior records.

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