After 25 years of dedicated commitment to coaching, City of Oxford Swimming Club’s coach, Liz House, is hanging up her stopwatch and clipboard for a quieter, less noisy environment without a hint of chlorine in the air.
Liz began her coaching career at Abingdon Vale Swimming Club before making a switch to Bourne end and finally joining City in 1996. Over the years, she has fostered the talents of hundreds of young swimmers, many who have gone on to compete at National level. Her reputation for detail has ensured that generations of swimmers have developed excellent swimming skills and technique, encouraging them to be the best they can be.
Liz has also contributed much to the world of swimming, not only as a COSC coach; she is currently the disability officer for ONB ASA and was their treasurer for 12 years before that. She was also coach to the British Disability Team on trips to Stockholm and Helsinki.
City of Oxford Swimming Club will greatly miss Liz’s calm expertise and smiling face on poolside and hope she enjoys a happy retirement.
Liz House (3rd from left) receives retirement gifts from Sandra Harding-Brown (COSC Chair) Head Coach, Amanda Booth and swimmer, Elise Lawrence.