Swindon Champions Coaches

Sam James –  Lead Coach

I started working for the council in 2013 where i took the Lead Instructor role for the Ability Gym Sessions. I was asked in January 2017 to be a lead coach on Champions to vary the activities and help improve the fitness levels of those that attend.

I am a Level 3 Personal Trainer and also have the  Level 3 Exercise and Disability  qualification along with being a licensed Instructor in Boxercise, Beatz, Clubbercise, VeraFlow,  and various Zumba Trainings. I also have UK Athletics disability training, and the Boccia leaders award and now a qualified Level 1 Boccia Coach. I am a Master Trainer for Clubbercise and have worked with other major fitness brands working with them to make them more inclusive.

I am the UKs first visible disabled Fitness Presenter and I love dance and Zumba as these are a big passion of mine.

I love working with Champions as the participants will have a go at everything we throw at  them and do it to the best of their ability. I love watching them achieve things they thought they couldn’t do and to just watch them having fun is the best feeling you can have. Having a physical disability myself, I have a passion to get all disabled people be active and for them to enjoy it. I am aware of the barriers they face and how to push them to achieve their best.

If you are a qualified external coach and would like to lead a session at Champions then please contact me on sjames3@swindon.gov.uk

Sam Wycherley – Assistant Coach

Judit Navas – Assistant Coach

I am Project Coordinator for the Special Olympics project in Swindon and have recently started helping out at Swindon Champions.

I am studying at University of Gloucestershire I love attending Champions because everybody has lots of fun and I enjoy the fact we do something different each week. 

2 thoughts on “Swindon Champions Coaches

  1. Hi,

    I am the holiday club organiser for Uplands Educational Trust, and I am looking for someone to come to our holiday club, based in Swindon, on the 7th August, 10.30 – 12pm, to deliver a seated Zumba session to around 20 disabled young adults.
    The young adults will be fully supported, so the person delivering the session can just concentrate on the delivery – and being friendly (our groups are very friendly).
    I wondered if this is something you or someone you know could help us with?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Summer Fitzgerald

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