Meet The Coaches

Darryl Gledhill

Darryl begun swimming at the age of 11. He gained National titles and records before retiring from competitive swimming at 20. Darryl has competed at Masters swimming events where he has gained national titles.  Darryl has been coaching since early 2000 and has been the Head Coach at Ice Breaker Aquatics since 2010. Darryl works with senior level squads and national representative squads and mentors junior swim coaches. Darryl accomplishments include:

  • Bronze Certified Swimming Coach
  • ACA Junior Skills Accreditation
  • Manawatu Swimming Service Award
  • Life Member of Ice Breaker Aquatics
  • Winner of the Manawatu Grassroots Volunteer of the Year 2012


Darryl coaches the Junior High Performance and and Fitness Squads.

Emma has a considerable background in swimming with competitive squads.  Emma learnt swimming from an early age and swimming remains a passion. Emma's interests are guitar and music.   In her freetime she enjoys walking her dog. Emma coaches the Senior High Performance and Fitness Squads.

 Annette used to coach at Ice Breaker Aqautics and brings with her a wealth of knowledge to share. We are very lucky to have Annette return to the coaching team. Annette coaches the FUNdamentals 3 and Development Squad.