Main achievements

This GB swimming coach’s achievements and awards

With over 25 years experience, there have been many highlights for this GB swimming coach, from spotting great swimming talent, seeing and helping swimmers grow, develop and reach their potential, and in particular, having the privilege of playing a part in the explosion of Para-Swimming in the UK after the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

To give you a glimpse of Glenn’s coaching career, we thought we’d share some of his main achievements and awards.

Glenn Smith at the London Paralympics

Main achievements

  • As a GB swimming coach, Glenn was part of the coaching team that spotted the talent of young Rebecca Adlington. He coached her during her early development years leading on to her great swimming achievements and becoming double Olympic champion.
  • He coached Paralympic champion Sam Hynd for 8 years. During this time Sam won gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and set the previous world record for the S8 400m freestyle.
  • He also coaches Sam’s brother, Ollie Hynd MBE. Ollie has achieved great success becoming British, Commonwealth, European, World and Paralympic champion. Find out more about Ollie…
  • Glenn is also currently coaching Charlotte Henshaw, Paralympic silver medalist at the 2012 Pararlympic Games in London and bronze medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Find out more about Charlotte…

> Meet Glenn’s swimmers

Awards

Year Award
2016 Para-swimming coach of the year BSCA (British Swimming Coaches Association)
2015 Para-swimming coach of the year BSCA (British Swimming Coaches Association)
Para-swimming coach of the year British Swimming Awards
Manager/coach of the year Nottingham Post Awards, Brian Clough Award
2013 Mansfield coach of the year Mansfield District Council Sports Recognition Awards
2012 Inducted into UK coaching hall of fame UK Coaching Awards
Mussabini medal UK Coaching Awards
Certificate of excellence British Swimming Coaching Association Conference
Performance coach of the year Nottinghamshire Sports Awards
Mansfield Executive Mayors Special Achievement Award Mansfield District Council Sports Recognition Awards
2010 Mansfield coach of the year Mansfield District Council Sports Recognition Awards
2009 Performance coach of the Year Nottinghamshire Sports Awards
2008 Coaching Chain Award for the development of Rebecca Adlington UK Coaching Awards
Mayor’s Special Commendation Rebecca Adlington and Sam Hynd’s Freedom of Mansfield Presentation
Mansfield coach of the year Mansfield District Council Sports Recognition Awards
2006 Performance coach of the year Nottinghamshire Sports Awards
Mansfield coach of the year Mansfield District Council Sports Recognition Awards