What are your major achievements in swimming?
I was the first ever Scottish Butterfly Champion and held the record for the 200m and 100m butterfly.
Medalled, four times for 200 fly at British level.
I was also the Junior 100m Breastroke champion in Britain.
I have coached Scotland, England and GB swim teams, as well as being assistant Olympic coach.
I put 10 swimmers on the Olympic team, three of which won medals.
British coach of the year in 1975.
Director of Scottish swimming from 1983 to 1993
What is your favourite stroke?
What made you want to become a coach?
I had always wanted to become a teacher. I was interested in the early development of a swimmer. Getting the technique right at a young age.
I coached the kids I was teaching in my class at school, five of them went on to be Scottish champions and two went on to be coaches at a high level.
When did you start swimming?
I taught myself to swim when I was 11 years old; I never had any instruction on the strokes.
When I was 12 years old I joined a club, which was basically just a group of us that went along to a pool and the coach would give us sets but would never give us any advice on our technique so I read a lot of books on swimming and in 3 years I managed to teach myself how to do every stroke.