ROBIN BREW - Former Olympic & British Record Holder & Professional Triathlete

RBS was established in 1989 by Robin. The concept  was born out of a desire to help swimmers & triathletes demystify technique and training methods in order to help make a difference at all levels of their personal sporting performances.

Since those early days, literally thousands of swimmers and triathletes have attended RBS swim and triathlon courses. We are very proud to have helped over 100 triathletes achieve International Age Group selection at all distances and several who went on to win world titles in their respective age groups.

 

 

RBS has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience over many years…our clients have benefitted from this expertise in technical development and  cutting edge training methodology in swimming, cycling, running and triathlon. We like to think that our coaching style and care and attention sets us apart… fun and friendly but steely determined to make a difference to your performance.

We go out of our way to ensure your time with us is maximised and that your personal goals and expectations are met. 

 

 

It is our belief that the camps and courses on offer will help you reach previously unknown levels of achievement.

 

Robin Brew

Robin’s professional  coaching began in 1989, where, his initial work involved consulting appointments to Clubs, and National Governing Bodies whilst at the same time setting up Triathlon Training Camps in the UK and Europe, something that he remains passionate about. 


Some 10 years later, he was appointed to the National High Performance Swimming Centre in Bath where he worked alongside Olympic Head Coach, Ian Turner, preparing Performance Centre swimmers for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. During this time he was also responsible for the coaching of GB Modern Pentathlete, Steph Cook who, went on to win Gold at the Sydney Games.


Following a successful period of International coaching Robin was appointed as the Director of Swimming of Kelly College (now Mount Kelly), taking over the reins from his farther Archie.  This remains a very special period in Robin’s coaching career who nurtured many of todays elite swimmers, such as Federico Burdiso ITA (ranked 3rd in the world 200m Fly) and also triathletes such as Flora Duffey (aged 15-18yrs) through their developmental years. 


Robin has also had a special connection with Para-Sport too contributing to the success of his three swimmers on the team swimmers at the Beijing Paralympics returning with 5 medals between them. Today, Robin still continues to support the GBR Paralympic programme and is coaching Lauren Steadman in preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics.


During the last twenty years, Robin’s unique style and holistic approach to coaching has helped many swimmers and athletes succeed at National, Commonwealth, European, World Championship and Olympics Games. 

Coaching Highlights

Swimmer of The year – British Swimming Coaches Association – 1984

Steph Cooke – Olympic Gold Medallist Sydney 2000

Simon Lessing – Olympic Games 5th – Sydney 2000

Outstanding Contribution to Sport – Devon Sports Partnership – 2006

Senior Sports Coach of the Year – Devon Sports Parnership – 2006

Heather Fell – Olympic Silver Medallist – Beijing – 2008

Lauren Steadman, Louise Watkin, Claire Cashmore Multi Paralympic Medallists – Beijing – 2008

Para – Coach of the Year – South West Swimming Association – 2008

Para Coach of the year – South West Swimming Association – 2009

Lauren Steadman – World IPC Champion 2018

Lauren Steadman – European IPC Champion 2019

Lauren Steadman – Tokyo Paralympic Test Event Champion 2019

Coach of the Year – South West Swimming Association – 2018

Sporting Achievements

International Swimming

Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist & British Record Holder  – Brisbane

European Championships Finalist – Rome

Olympic Team Captain & Olympic & British Record holder   – Los Angeles

European Championships Finalist – Budapest

Commonwealth Games Team Captain & Scottish Record holder – Edinburgh 

Channel Swimming Association 2 way Relay crossing – World Record

Professional Triathlon

Long Course World Championships – Nice – 14th

European Olympic Distance Championships  – Marseilles – 17th

European Olympic Distance Championships  – Echternach – 7th

ETU European Olympic Distance Series –  2nd

World Championships Olympic Distance – Manchester – 1st Team

British Championships Sprint Distance – Hinkley -1st

Wildflower USA Middle Distance Pro Field – 2nd

Hawaii Ironman – Pro Qualifier – Finished !

 

Televised Events

BBC Superteams – 1st

BBC UK Superstars – 1st

BBC International Superstars – 1st

 

Professional Qualifications

MSc – Coaching Science

ASA Senior Coach – L3  

ASA Advanced Teacher

BTF Triathlon Coach – L3

BTF Elite Coaching Group Member

British Swimming Coaches Association Member

World Olympians Association Member