Our coaches have the best interests of the swimmers in mind. Pirates coaches offer swimmers excellent training experiences and create positive environments for individual growth.

Head Coach - Steve Francis
Steve Francis – Head Coach

Steve has been coaching since 1999. Head coach of Pirates Swim Team since 2006. Loves working with the swimmers to reach their goals.

Coach Liam
Liam Neal – Assistant Coach

An ex-Pirate swimmer and has been coaching since 2016. Liam won the WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Performance Coach Advanced Scholarship for 2018.

Coach Anna
Anna Plunkett – Assistant Coach

Anna helps with all squads. As a 17 year old Pirate swimmer Anna became the 93rd person to swim the Cook Strait, completing  it in seven hours, 43 minutes.

Emma Kemp – Assistant Coach

An ex-Pirate Emma works with the younger squads and loves supporting them as they learn the sport.

Coach Jedi
Jedi Morland Janes – Assistant Coach

Jedi helps with the junior squads.

Coach Aliesha
Aliesha Mitchell – Assistant Coach

Aliesha is a ex Pirate competitive swimmer and coaches the Junior groups up to Yellow Beards.

Coach Mitchell
Mitchell Easter – Assistant Coach

Mitchell helps with the junior squads.