?Sean Kelly, Head Coach
Multiple Olympic medal-winning coach Sean Kelly is currently serving as Head Coach at the newly formed, Stockport Metro High Performance Centre.?
At the Olympic level, Sean is no stranger to success. He has coached Olympians Vicki Horner, James Goddard, Adrian Turner, Graeme Smith (bronze, Atlanta 1996) Steve Parry (bronze, Athens 2004), Michael Rock, Keri-anne Payne and Cassie Patten. Keri-anne claimed silver and Cassie bronze in the 10k event at Bejing. Sean has served on numerous British Swimming teams since 2000 and was Olympic coach in 2004 and 2008. He has been at the forefront of the development and burgeoning success in recent years of open water swimming and was GB Open Water Head Coach for the highly successful team in Beijing. He was awarded British Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2007.
Kelly is a hometown product. Born in Manchester to Irish parents in 1965, he went to school in Wythenshawe, Ardwick and Rusholme. He dallied with a number of jobs – tax officer, bank clerk, motor cycle courier, life guard and swimming teacher – before he started coaching in Sydney, Australia in 1992.
Away from the pool his hobbies include MUFC, FC United, golf, music, reading and walking Frank the Manc (the dog).