It is with a heavy heart I have to inform you that Head Coach Richard Blackshaw will be leaving Stockport Metro at the end of October.

He has taken a fantastic opportunity to work with Swim England and I know he will be a huge success for the wider swimming community in this country.

The process has already begun to replace Richard and we hope to recruit the best from around the world, to come to Britain’s most successful Olympic club. We will update you as soon as we can and you have my assurance that our service and standards will remain at the highest level of world sport.

Our intention is to only grow from this point on, to again place swimmers on National podiums and programmes, win International selections and medals both junior and senior, and with hard work, the right athlete, and a little luck, get that 5th star on our club hat.

Sean Kelly

Director of Performance