Nigel Redman is the Head of Performance Team Development for British Swimming.
Born in Cardiff, 1964, Redman achieved 20 international caps in an illustrious 14 year career playing in the second row for England.
Nigel made his international debut in November 1984 and played his last England game in July 1997, both against Australia.
He was a member of the World Cup teams in 1987 and again in 1991.
In 1997 Nigel toured with Martin Johnson’s victorious British Lions in South Africa – Captaining the team on 2 occasions.
Nigel was also a member of The Barbarians.
He made 350 appearances for Bath, which included 10 RFU Senior Cup Final wins, six League titles and one European Cup.
In 1994 Redman won England Player of the Year and was voted one of the top 5 most influential players in the world.
Since retiring from playing rugby in 1999, Nigel Redman has been Head Coach at Basingstoke RFC before joining the RFU in 2002 as National Academy Coach. He then progressed to be Elite Coach Development Manager.
Before joining British Swimming Nigel was the Assistant Head Coach at Worcester Warriors in the English Premier League Rugby.
At British Swimming, Nigel supports the development of coaches and the performance team on their journey to the 2020 Olympics.
As a coach developer he is a member of the U.K. Sport ECAP delivery team and a mentor and facilitator for the Premier League Football ECAS programme.
Nigel has co-designed and delivered Coach Development Programmes for the English Institute of Sport (EIS).
In 2014 he became an associate at Ashridge House Business School, designing and delivering programmes around the world.
In addition to his coaching duties he has commentated for Sky TV’s rugby coverage, providing expert comment alongside Stuart Barnes.
Nigel is available to present rugby after-dinner speeches.
Additionally, Nigel delivers keynote presentations on topics such as coaching, high performing teams, performing under pressure and building mental resilience.