Head Swim Coach of Swim Analysis Anthony Christie FIOS
Anthony and Georgina moved to Co. Laois Ireland in 2013 so their young family could enjoy the country life Georgina knew and loved as a child growing up locally.
Anthony’s world has revolved around swimming since before he could walk, both of Ant’s parents are swimming coaches. The family business Christie Swim School has taught thousands of children and adults to swim in and around Merseyside for more than 30 years. Anthony has vast experience of teaching children and adults from all backgrounds from the most severe cases of aqua-phobia to elite world class athletes.
See Ant below right aged 9 receiving his best boy trophy from Olympic Medalist Andy Jameson, in the back ground is another legendary swimmer and Christie family friend Olympic medalist Austin Rawlinson, the guy who brought the alternating arm style of backstroke to Europe
As a swim coach for the City of Liverpool Swimming club Anthony learnt his trade working under some great coaches including Colin Stripe, Mike Roberts and Ian Ingman coaches to Olympians Steve Parry, Fran Halsall and Micheal Rock.
As you’ll see from our testimonials Anthony has personally coached age group and Masters swimmers to numerous British and European records and even to World Championship Gold see Katie Birchall below. In open water Anthony has coached and supported swimmers on most major swims including the English channel, the Straits of Gibralter (Europe to Africa) and Hellespont (Europe to Asia). Anthony still swims open water, swimming Hellespont in 2010 for the Lord Byron centennial and plans to swim the North channel Ireland to Scotland solo in 2014. ( City of Liverpool swimming club are current relay World record holders for whats considered one of the toughest open water crossings in the world).
As a coach for Mersey Tri Triathlon club and Christie swim school Anthony has taught 100’s of adult Triathletes and open water swimmers of all ages and abilities to master the open water. Anthony has coached absolute beginners to complete iron-man distances and beyond on many occasions. Whatever level your at, and whatever your swimming dream maybe. If you really want it you can achieve it. Do it the easy way and call us, Anthony has the skills and experience to get you there fast.
A great a believer in the power of swimming to heal, Anthony has coached and taught clients with a huge range of disabilities and injuries. Swimming is a great stress reliever and can help people overcome issues like addiction and depression. Swimming is the best form of exercise for those who are overweight, you get a great workout without any load bearing on the joints. Anthony has helped many clients to reach their weight loss goals. Clients have effectively cured themselves of type 2 diabetes within 6 months of starting one of Anthony’s swimming programs. The sense of accomplishment from reaching goals or conquering fears which swimming gives us changes lives, and why Anthony loves the sport. Know that if you have any issues you can talk to Anthony in the strictest confidence, what ever it maybe it’s likely he’s dealt with it before.