Steve started his swimming career way back in the late sixties with Abertillery swimming club. Through the seventies, having become a National Champion 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 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.
Since then, with the club continuing to grow both in and out of the pool, Steve has 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.
Steve continues to develop both himself and the club, he has completed his Level 3 UKCC coaching qualification and is currently on the Welsh Swimming National Bronze Pathway working with some of Wales’ top coaches to develop the next generation of top Welsh swimmers. Steve is also a coach tutor training the coaches of the future and was instrumental in Chirk Dragons successfully running their first open meet in 2018.
In recognition of his talents and dedication Steve has been awarded the prestigious Wrexham Sports Council Coach of the Year award in 2014 and 2018.