Head Coach Gordon Rea coaches our National Squad and provides the direction for the whole club. Prior to joining RDASC in June 2022, Gordon was Assistant Head Coach at Exeter Swimming Club.
Before getting into coaching, Gordon enjoyed a varied and fulfilling career. From being a very successful age group swimmer himself, Gordon spent 30 years in the Police Force, during which time he also coached part time at a variety of North East regional clubs.
Upon retiring from the Police, Gordon was able to pursue his passion full time and became Head Coach at Hartlepool ASC. From here, Gordon gained further experience at City of Sunderland and City of Newcastle swim clubs and was instrumental in creating what is now Newcastle Swim Team, where he was Head Coach for a time. Gordon has also coached abroad in Spain, where he worked with the Gibraltar ASA.