Karl Cooke

Head of Sports Science, British Swimming

Karl was appointed Head of Sports Science & Sports Medicine for British Swimming in September 2013 at a critical time for the sport as they prepare to turn around the fortunes of the GB swimming team at World Championships & Olympic games. Karl had spent the previous 6 years at the LTA National Tennis Centre as the Sports Science Manager - helping British Tennis to modernize its approach to elite athlete preparation and performance enhancement. Karl holds a PhD in applied physiology and publishes applied research in sports performance and physiology in leading peer reviewed journals. He is a regular presenter, advisor and consultant to organsitions and the media on sports and human performance.