Steve started his swimming career way back in the late sixties early seventies with Abertillery swimming club. Through the seventies as well as swimming with Abertillery he also swam with a regional group coached by the well respected Des Ward who influenced him later in life to go into coaching having become a National Champion in his late teens.
Having completed his Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses, he then went on to assist Des in several foreign swim camps.
In 1980 Steve joined the police and moved away from South Wales and resumed his swimming for his force in National and Regional competitions.
In the nineties he was approached to help coach Wellington Swimming Club in Telford , and in no time reached the Head Coach role. Having achieved good success at Wellington Swimming Club by gaining promotion on several occasions through the Speedo Leagues and also coaching a swimmer to follow in his foot steps and become a National Champion.
In 2006, Steve moved as Head Coach to Chirk Dragons Swimming Club at which time the club had only a small number of members.
With the club continuing to grow both in and out of the pool, in 2013 Steve coached one of his Masters swimmers to several National titles and a Junior swimmer to two National titles.
In 2014, he coached the clubs first British Championships qualifier Dyfan Jones.
Recently as Steve continues to look at developing both himself and the club he has recently completed his level 3 UKCC coaching qualification.