Coach development

In association with Swim NZ, we support the continued professional development of swim coaches.

Meet our coaches below

Lars Humer
Head Coach

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Lars Humer 

  • NZSCTA Gold Coach Qualification

  • Also, a qualified Coach/ Teacher with SLS, Rugby and Skiing

  • Olympic & Paralympic Games experience (4 Games campaigns)

  • Started Swim Coaching and Teaching in 1977 – robust apprenticeship with Duncan Laing

  • Former NZ Rep in SLS and OW Swimming

  • Former Pro Surf Ironman Athlete

  • Returned to Dunedin in 2018 after working overseas for 20 years in High Performance Coaching

  • Employed with British Swimming for 14 ½ years and with Swim Ireland for 5 years

  • High Performance roles also included local club and junior Swimming Development

  • 3 Previous National Head Coach roles – Swimming, Para Swimming and Surf Life Saving

Michelle Summers

Michelle Summers

  • 30 years learn to swim and coaching experience

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Uni of Otago)

  • ex National swimmer

  • NZSCTA Bronze Coach qualification

  • Administrator for Swim Dunedin as well as coach

Steve Prescott

Steve Prescott

  • masters top 10 in World
  • coaching 20yrs plus
  • national level competitive swimming
  • Masters Swimmer of the year 2019-21
  • married 47 years, 2 children and 3 grandchildren

Gabby Trotter

Gabby Trotter

  • completing Masters of Sport and Exercise Science
  • 12 years of competitive swimming (National level athlete)
  • swim  coaching with DSCB since 2019
  • also involved with SLS and netball umpiring

Esme Paterson

Esme Paterson

  • Physical Education and Health Degree from University of Otago

  • competitive swimmer at National level

  • learn to swim instructor at JC Swim School

  • Coached at Swim Dunedin since 2020

  • Pilates instructor

Jordan Summers

Jordan Summers

  • ex competitive swimmer at National level

  • BSC (Biomedical Science)

  • instructor at Just Swim for three years prior to going to Auckland

  • Coach at Swim Dunedin since 2020

Zoe McCane

Zoe McCane

  • Currently in final year at the University of Otago
  • Ex competitive swimmer, competing at a national level
  • Coaching for Swim Dunedin for two years
  • Loves working with athletes as feeds off the energy they give. She loves to watch swimmers progress and grow

Jacob Blomfield

Jacob Blomfield

  • Ex Competitive swimmer

  • Holds a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science, Minoring in Psychology

  • In his spare time, he loves singing and dancing, and his current passion is being part of musical theatre shows

Meg Christophers

Meg Christophers

  • Currently studying Dentistry at the University of Otago 
  • Ex National Swimmer
  • Coaching for Swim Dunedin since 2023

Josef Scott

Josef Scott
  • An ex-competitive swimmer 
  • B.Sc. (Human Nutrition)
  • Two years experience with TM learn to swim and has also been involved in coaching judo and hockey