John Simpson

John Simpson

  • SwimMastery Coach
Location:   Leeds, United Kingdom
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:   +44.7831.306794



About John Simpson

Up until the age of 50, squash was my main sport. Then an injury led me to working out in the gym and running. Several marathons later a running injury led me to swimming and competing in triathlons. Why did I wait for injuries to bring about change?

I was 60 years old when I completed my first triathlon, now I compete for the British Age Group team in the over 70’s age category.

There I’ve said it, referred to my age, it’s like I’m talking about someone else. It can’t be me surely – turned 70!!

I am a qualified British Triathlon Level 2 Diploma coach, which means I can coach club athletes in groups and on a one-to-one basis. I am also a Level 2 Personal Training Instructor and a Swim Mastery Swim Coach. All of this has come about since I retired from my business in Information Services over five years ago.

I love to coach adults. I want them to experience the thrill of doing something new and keeping fit for the rest of their life, and never assuming that from here on it’s all downhill. My injuries and limitations have always led to new experiences and avenues opening, even as some are closing – that’s life, it has twists and turns.

My background is in finance, accounting, and IT so it probably comes as no surprise that I like to plan and need to prepare to give people the best coaching experience I can.

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