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Coaching, Mental Health and Well-being - Russ Barber's Story

City of Sheffield Swimming Head Coach Russ Barber discusses openly with UK Coaching Coach Developer Alan Rapley how he manages his well-being in the highly demanding world of elite swimming; in the hope, it will help guide and reassure coaches, at all levels, who find themselves in a similar situation

City of Sheffield Swimming Head Coach Russ Barber is one of the UK's most successful performance swimming coaches, producing multiple Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and hundreds of national champions.

However, this success in the pool has had an impact on Russ’s mental health - reaching a critical point over the last few years.

In this candid interview, Russ discusses openly with UK Coaching Coach Developer Alan Rapley how he manages his well-being in the highly demanding world of elite swimming; in the hope, it will help guide and reassure coaches, at all levels, who find themselves in a similar situation.

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