Coaches

Joshua Munro

Director Of Coaching

With over 13 years experience, Josh Munro is a talented and experienced coach who has a lifetime association with swimming. Following a successful swimming career Josh gravitated towards coaching, drawn by a keen interest in helping to develop young swimmers.

Josh's approach to coaching is all about building a strong team environment which every swimmer feels a part of. He believes in athletes working hard to achieve their goals, but that goal-setting is a partnership between coach and swimmer. He has an intuitive insight into the strengths and weaknesses of individual swimmers and uses a range of coaching strategies to enable swimmers to realise their full potential. Josh is innovative and creative with his training programmes to ensure a stimulating and engaging environment for all swimmers.

Josh joined Roskill Swim Club as Director of Coaching in a full-time capacity in January 2014 with all coaching staff reporting directly to him. His coaching career has seen him working with many of New Zealand's most elite swimmers. He has overall responsibility for our comprehensive training programmes from non-competitive to elite squads.

Career highlights for Josh include:

  • Coached Gabrielle Fa'amausili to the 2013 World Junior Championships where Gabrielle won Gold and broke both the Championship and New Zealand Open records.
  • Gabrielle Fa'amausili went on to win the 2014 New Zealand Halberg Award in the emerging talent category.
  • Swimmers coached by Josh consistently medal at NZ Opens, NZ Nationals and NZ Juniors.
  • Coaching oversight for a 2004 Paralympic Games’ swimmer who went on to achieve Bronze in Athens.
Coach Josh Munro with Gabrielle Fa'amausili being interviewed on the 3 -News Firstline program Coach Josh Munro with Gabrielle Fa'amausili being interviewed on the 3 -News Firstline program