Danny Proffitt

Danny Proffitt

Head of Age Development

Danny has been coaching and teaching since he finished swimming at the age of 20.
Danny brings valuable national coaching experience to our staff. He is an exceptional technician, innovative and his on deck rapport with swimmers is off the charts. Danny is coaching our Age Development and Elite Sprint Squad. His passion for swimming, his work ethic and his high level of concern for his athletes minces identically with our current staff. He was just too good a fit to pass up. I look forward to Danny contributing to Ellesmere’s pursuit of excellence.”

Proffitt joined Ellesmere from Newmarket SC where he served as an assistant swimming coach for the past two seasons. At Newmarket, Proffitt helped move the age group program from a relatively unknown system to one of excellence and performance. This work was picked up and noticed by England Talent who has had Danny working with them for the past two years in the East Region.

Prior to joining the staff at Newmarket, Danny studied at Loughborough University, before moving to Cambridge to complete his degree in sports science. A native of Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, Proffitt was a good national level swimmer during his time in the pool. Danny focused on distance free but also competed at Fly and Back events gaining national medals 2 bronze + silver.

Coaching Background

  • Appointed Head Age Development / Elite Sprint Squad Ellesmere College Titans
  • Age Group Coach Newmarket SC 2014-2016
  • East Regional England Talent Program
  • BEST Centre (Mallorca) Summer Camps


  • Degree Sports Science
  • UKCC Level 3 Coaching Swimming (Completing November 2016)
  • UKCC Level 2 Teaching & Coaching Swimming
  • UKCC Level 1 Teaching & Coaching Swimming
  • UKCC Open Water Coaching