Coaching Team

Anne Burdis, Head Coach AJnr & B Squad - Swim Ireland Level 3 Coach

In 2000 Anne was appointed assistant coach to Peter O’Brien who was Head Coach. Since then, Anne has training & studied with Swim Ireland and is now a qualified level 3 coach. Also in the year 2000 Anne became Swim Ireland National Team manager and has taken swim teams of all ages to every level of competition worldwide as Team Manager. In 2014, Anne was appointed Lead Coach for the Senior Leinster Squad & has been the Leinster Representative for Swim Ireland High Performance Committee since 2013.

Anne Burdis, Head Coach AJnr & BSquad

Paul Nolan, Head Coach A Squad, Swim Ireland Level 3 Teacher & Coach

Paul was a competitive swimmer and swam for Trojan swimming club at National level.  Paul has been coaching swimming for 10 years at different levels of the sport from beginners to masters swimming and club to regional level.

He joined Portmarnock in 2014 as a coach and is a Swim Ireland Level 2 teacher and Level 3 coach.

He also leads the land based sessions and is qualified in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training which is accredited at EQF Level 4.

Paul Nolan, Head Coach A Squad

Pathway Coaches



Helena Keane, Swim Ireland Level 2 Coach

Helena has been teaching swimming for 10 years and began coaching with Portmarnock Swim Clubs learning squads 3 years ago. Helena currently has Level 1 and 2 swim teaching qualification and Level 1 and 2 coaching qualification. She has started the Level 3 coaching course and hopes this will help further develop the swimmers within the squads.

Portmarnock Swim Club

Helena Keane

Manuela Scaringella Swim Ireland Level 2 Coach

After 10 years as a competitive swimmer, Manuela has been teaching swimming for over 5 years in Italy before joining Portmarnock Swim Team 3 years ago. Manuela enjoys competing as a Master in her age group.

Manuela Scaringella


Sarah Jane Burdis Swim Ireland Level 2 Coach

Sarah Jane is with the club for the last 8 years & is a former Elite Squad member of Portmarnock Swim Team.  Sarah Jane coaches the D, C & B Squads, as well as the A Junior Squad when necessary.


Sarah Jane Burdis