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Neil Russell

Swimming group leader

Having studied Social Work at Edinburgh University for 3 years I then trained as a swimming teacher. I initially volunteered with Ecas at the swimming group in 2011 and then took up the role as swimming group leader for maternity cover for a period of time. I then moved to a swimming coordinator role with a large leisure company managing a large swimming programme for children and adults. In 2015 I returned to Ecas as swimming group leader.

I have experience of working in disability sport as well as a keen personal interest in wheelchair racing, para-triathlon, hand-cycling as well as competitive experience in para-archery.

My love for swimming and passion for teaching are both aspects of my work with the Ecas swimming group that I find very rewarding.


Areas of work 


Ally Irvine Chief Executive & Befriending Manager
Sunil Bhatnagar Manager
Janice Todd Administrator
Sam Collins Befriending Assistant
Martin Hensey Craft 2 & Art 3 group leader
Graham Young Art group leader
Akin Fatunmbi Music for Fun group leader
Sue Barclay Craft 1 group leader
Sheila Donnelly Yoga group leader
Ann Richards Seated Tai Chi Group Leader
Neil Russell Swimming group leader
John Glynn Computing group leader
Greg Watson Lifeguard
John Mackay Reading & Creative Writing group leader