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Personal profile


Miss Bethany Coombs-Hoar is an associate tutor in Physical Education Sport and Health within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  She joined the school in 2021 after completing her undergraduate degree in the summer of 2021.

Beth holds a BA in Physical Education (First Class) from the University of East Anglia, and is carrying out a MRes in Social Science and Research Methods to graduate in September 2022.

Beth's main research interests are in high performance sport, coach-athlete relationships, and the development of support programmes for dual career athletes.  

Teaching Interests

Beth's teaching interests are the aquatics disciplines on the Athletics and Aquatics module (Level 5).


Beth is a Level 3 Swimming Coach and is the Lead coach of a squad of age group national swimmers at the City of Norwich Swimming Club.  Beth has been coaching since 2016, coaching swimmers at junior, age, youth and senior levels through County to National standards.  Beth also took the role of Norfolk County Coach in late 2021 to look after and develop the County Swimming Programme.