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Coaching Team

Jamie Wilson

Jamie has been working with Xcite Leisure for over 20 years as a lifeguard and swimming teacher. Though he has been a swimming teacher for over 15 years, he only joined the Trojan coaching team in April 2017 after having been involved with the club through pre-club class which was part of the Scottish Swimming learn to swim Framework. Jamie is a UKCC Level 2 teacher and is keen to develop his coaching skills further and has recently undertaken a Land Training Workshop.

Paul Davies

Paul is currently club vice president and a Judge 1 Swimming Technical Official. He holds his Level 2 UKCC Teacher in Swimming and also UKCC Level 1 in water polo, which he also coaches.

Erin cooper

Erin is a former Trojan swimmer and now swims with University of Edinburgh whilst completing here studies.She is UKCC Level 2 Teacher. Erin is helping out with our Performance Age Group on Saturdays and out of term time. She has wealth of competitive experience and is keen to help pass this on to ensure our swimmers reach their potential.

Carolynn Cairns

Carolyn is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and a former swimmer with a wealth of experience to pass on and help our swimmers develop. Carolyn also co-ordinates most of the club entries for Forth Valley Junior League and the SWL Splash League to help introduce our younger swimmers to the world of competitive swimming.


Gabs has been a competitive swimmer at Trojan since 2014, since being inspired after watching Hannah Miley at the Commonwealth games, having previously stopped swimming at the age of 7 following completion of the Xcite 'learn 2 swim' programme. Gabs started assisting poolside after sustaining a knee injury late in 2015 whilst playing rugby, meaning that she was unable to swim for six months, and did not return to full time training for a year. During this time she has helped with the younger squads and has recently gained her UKCC Level 1 teaching qualification in October.

Sara Kerr

Sara is former competitive swimmer and now competes in Masters events. She is a UKCC Level 1 Teacher.

Poolside Helpers

In addition to our coaching team, here at Trojan we are privilidged to have some fantastic poolside helpers who give up their time to come along and support your swimmers development.