I have known the owner of York Swimming Academy for many years, having raced him as an eager child to been coached by him 15 years later. It's so refreshing to meet someone who lives, breathes and sleeps swimming. He has been there and done it all - racing and teaching/coaching! There is really nobody better placed or who knows what it takes to take anyone from the complete non-swimmer to the upper echelons of competitive swimming.

Philip Graves, Ironman UK Champion, 2009