Tokyo 2020 Olympic roles with Team GB for British Swimming National Centre Bath coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck

17 October 2019

University of Bath-based swimming coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck have been nominated by British Swimming to take on key roles with Team GB during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next summer.

McNulty (pictured top) has been Lead Coach at the British Swimming National Centre Bath during the past three Olympic cycles and helped to guide Michael Jamieson, Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn to silver medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Finck joined McNulty at the University of Bath just after the Rio 2016 Games, where he coached James Guy to a relay silver medal.

Jol Finck with James Guy at the London 2012 Legacy Pool

They, along with Dave Hemmings, Mel Marshall and Steve Tigg, will support the GB team both during the pre-Games preparation camp and on pool deck on competition days at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

At this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, each of the five coaches enjoyed success with their individual athletes, as well as taking responsibility for relay quartets.

British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss said: “I would like to congratulate the coaches we are nominating to the BOA to work with our Olympic team. All have come through a tough selection process and proved their ability to deliver results in the performance arena.

“The early appointment of our coaching staff follows the pattern establish in the last Olympic cycle. The coaches will now be an integral part of team development activity as they build relationships with the athletes at camps and competitions in the lead in to the Olympic Games.”

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