Rick is a trained PE Teacher and an Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Principal Tutor. He has been extensively involved in the development of various ASA initiatives including the full ASA Teacher Education Programme, the BT National Curriculum Training Programme, the National Plan for Teaching Swimming and the ASA ‘Aquamark’ quality assurance scheme for swim programmes.
Rick is one of a select group of senior ASA staff who are invited to train Tutors nationally. He has delivered literally hundreds of teacher-training sessions to both swimming and primary school teachers. In 2005 he became involved with the development of the new United Kingdom Coaching Certificate and the updated ASA National Curriculum Training Programme for Primary Teachers.
Rick holds the ASA Advanced Swim Teacher & ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification.