About Us

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Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

High Performance Swimming Club revolves around every aspect of swimming. We value every member and therefore provide a high quality swimming program and service. High Performance wants to create a safe and pleasant environment for everyone involved in our swimming club.

Vision Statement

We want our swimmers to achieve excellence in swimming and in their personal lives and to expand the swimming community of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

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Our Coaches

All our coaches are highly qualified, motivated and have many years of coaching experience. Living and working in a multi-cultural environment we believe that children feel at home in our club, as we strive to explain all exercises in a language they understand. Our coaches cover the following languages ; English, Russian, Dutch, German and Arabic.

Mr. Konstantin Bushmelev

Head coach and founder of High Performance Swimming Club

Konstantin Bushmelev studied at the Siberian State University of Physical Culture in Omsk and received his degree in the Specialist of Specialization Theory and Methods of Swimming.

He has been involved in swimming since the age of 7. During his swimming career he represented the National team of Russia in the finals of European and Russian championships and the Asian and Balkan games.

His own swimming experience and the knowledge he received from his study made him particularly knowledgeable about swimming coaching and he is able to transmit this knowledge to all his swimmers.

Konstantin has been a head coach since 2004 in the UAE .During this time he has been working with the expat community for private and government organisations in Dubai .During the time it has allowed him to grow, both mentally and physically.

His passion for the sport swimming can be seen by the amount of time and effort he puts into his work, to make the perfect schedule for his diverse amount of swimmers. Konstantin is exceedingly devoted to swimming; his enthusiasm for the sport is conveyed to the athletes he trains, who in turn become devoted and committed swimmers.

He now manages a swimming program for the swimmers of the High Performance swimming club which includes swimming schedules, dry side training, diet advise and mental training. His skill as a leader and a coach has resulted in many swimmers ranking high in national and international competitions across the globe; with his swimmers being able to represent their country in the competitions both indoor and open water.

Mrs. Gerrie van Beek

Manager for the High Performance Swimming Club

Mrs. Gerrie van Beek has been involved in swimming for the last 30 years, coaching in Dubai since 1995. She is a well known and recognized swimming coach throughout Dubai.  Working within the swimming world has  led Gerrie to follow many different coaching and teaching clinics which has in turn increased her capability as a swimming teacher but also as a swimming club manager.

Gerrie is dedicated to swimming, and is a devoted and hard working manager on behalf of her club High Performance Swimming. She has a vision to try and increase swimming in and around Dubai. Working alongside Coach Konstantin Bushmelev she has been able to successfully manage all components needed to run the High Performance Swimming Club to a very high level and still give all the swimmers a club feeling.