Steffi Bircher

Steffi Bircher

Learn To Swim Coordinator

Steffi retired from competitive swimming in 2009 after her seventh world championships swimming for German and collecting two European Medals (Silver 2004 and Bronze 2006). Steffi moved to Suffolk with husband (Alan) to work in a large swim scheme in the position of assistant swim coordinator within Abbeycroft Leisure. She then moved to Worcester and took up an exciting position within Chessgrove Swim as a swim teacher and administrator in the luxurious swim / spa center. The final move to date brought Steffi to Shropshire where she runs Titans Learn to Swim and was formerly assistant coach to the age performance squad, until the arrival of her daughter Poppy Bircher.

Additional Expertise include having a major role starting the Great Swims and not only organizing but the recruitment of top international open water athletes.

Coaching Background

  • England Talent Coach
  • Coached Multiple National Champions and Medalists
  • Developed some of Britain’s top Age Group swimmers
  • Developed some of Britain’s top Age Group Open Water swimmers
  • Diverse in coaching from Stage 1 LTS through to National Champions

Swimming & Sports Background

  • World Championships Team Gold 2004
  • European Championships Silver 2004
  • European Championships Bronze 2006
  • Multiple World Cup Stage Winner
  • Double European Cup Champion
  • European Junior Champion 2003
  • 5 Time German Champion


  • Sport Performance (Bath University)
  • UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  • UKCC Level 1 Coaching Swimming
  • UKCC Level 2 Teaching
  • UKCC Level 1 Teaching
  • STA Rescue Award