Bill Furniss


Bill attended one of the early NLP for Sport programmes we ran, back in 2006 when he was, in his words’ just a swimming coach! Clearly Bill demonstrated the Attitude: Drive: Belief mantra that is so important to us at Inside Performance as he’s now Head of British Swimming … so something obviously worked!

Bill is probably best known for coaching the amazing Rebecca Adlington, the British 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, and is a respected and well-liked coach, advocate and leader in his sport. Following Bill Furniss’s move to take on the role of British Swimming Head Coach, the club made a presentation to him at Beechdale Pool on Monday 14thNovember.

Bill joined Nova as a coach in 1980 and was with the Swim Squad and Nova until March 2013. Over the years, his personal development as a coach matched our increasing level of swimmers, ultimately seeing him become the best ASA Coach Tutor in the country. He has been involved in national swimming for many years: he was the Head Coach for the Olympic Team in Atlanta in 1996 and has been part of the Olympic team staff ever since. His impressive list of Notts swimmers on Olympic teams can be seen on the Nova website.

To book Bill Furniss as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Bill is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Olympic Coaching

Watch Bill sharing some of his training tips, here: