Coaches

Swimming Coaches

01. Julian Bolling 

Head Coach

 

Director     Rainbow Swimming Academy

Presently the Head coach of Rainbow Aquatics and the Director of the Rainbow Swimming Academy. He is 15-time SAF Gold Medalist. This happened over a decade ago for Sri Lanka, at four separate SAF Games - in 1984, 1987, 1989 and 1991.  In addition to this, he is the only Sri Lankan swimmer to have participated in three Olympic games, first at Los Angeles (USA) in 1984, then at Seoul (South Korea) in 1988, and finally at Barcelona (Spain) in 1992. Julian first swam for Royal College, Colombo from 1977 to 1982 and was coached by E. G. A. Wilson, a famous national record holder in the 100 meters Back Stroke. He also represented Sri Lanka at 2 Asian Games making 6 Finals and was Head coach at 2 Paralympic Games training SGT K.V.C. Priyadarshana for the 100m back stroke in the S1 category which he made 4th place. He was the Co-Swimming Captain at the Clarion University, Pennsylvania. Since obtaining a Marketing Degree from the University of Clarion, Pennsylvania (USA), Julian returned to Sri Lanka in 1992 and worked at Nestles' Limited, Colombo - but soon preferred to abandon an office desk and 'take to the waters' , to join his mother Tara and father Ralph, who had launched out the Rainbow Aquatic Club. He completed his ASCA Level 3 Certification on 2013 and presently the Head coach of Visakha Vidyalaya, Musaeus College, Sri Lanka Navy and Consultant to the Royal College Swimming Program.

After the shattering tsunami in December 2004, he worked out a programme, now named 'Swim-Lanka' (www.swimlanka.lk), which has 32 local Instructors working with 26 'wading pools' in various coastal communities reaching 13,000 kids. Awarded the “Deshabandu Award” in 1992.


Contact Number – 0094 777 397 072
Email – 66jubo@gmail.com


02. AleksiGevorkov

03. Shehaan Dias
Assistant Coach - Junior National Squad & Evening Squad

Started his swimming career in 1997 under Mr. Ruwan Manawadu and captained the St. Joseph’s College swimming team in 2009.  He started coaching in 2009 at college and joined rainbow in March 2011. Completed ASCA Level 2 – International in 2012 and followed a coaching course for swimming conducted by the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka. He is an undergraduate – BBA International Business/Management (double) at the Northwood University. He is currently working as the coach in charge of the Junior National Team and the Junior Evening Squad at Rainbow Aquatics. He is also the coordinator for our schools and Galle program. Currently the Assistant Swimming Coach of the Sri Lanka Navy Swim team and the Swimming Fitness coach for the National Water Polo Team.

Contact Number – 0094 776 371 535
Email – shehaandd@yahoo.com

 

04. Udeshi Malimbada
Assistant Coach Junior Squad

She was a member of the Musaeus College Swim team since 2001 till 2012 and captained the Musaeus College Swim team in 2012. Started coaching in 2013 March at Rainbow Aquatics. Presently an Undergraduate - LLB (Bachelor Laws) at the University of London. Currently coaching the Junior Morning Squad and is responsible for the Wycherley International and St, Nicholas International Swimming Program.

Contact Number – 0094 779 629 045
Email – udeshimalimbada@yahoo.com

05. Imran Mohammed
Assistant Coach Junior National Sqaud/ Evening Squad - Intermediates


He was a swimmer under D.D.S. Liyanarachchi and P.P.R. De Silva at the Sugathadasa Stadium 1996-2002. He was a Professional Team Leader Rescue Boat operator in Saudi Aramco Beach KSA and in Wild Wadi Water park Dubai UAE 2005-2012. He was In Charge of Administering Heart saver Basic Life Support for life-threatening emergencies and Training – Spinal training, use of emergency equipment, orientation of new life guards. He joined rainbow in August 2013. He completed Level 3 – Physiology School (ASCA) American Swimming Coach Association from ASCA UAE Academy. He attended the Advanced Swimming Coaches Clinic Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup Dubai-UAE 2011.        


Contact Number – 0094 727 191 919
Email – imraniswim@gmail.com

06. Methma Jayawardane

07. Nimesh Dassanayake

Geethani Jayarathna
Head Coach Galle Program

She is currently the head coach of the Galle Program. She started coaching in 2004 with Mr. Damith Chandralal and took over the squad in 2005 after he passed away. By 2006, she formed a team in Galle and continued coaching. In 2011, she joined Rainbow Aquatics under Mr. Julian Bolling and continued the Galle program under the guidance of our Club Head Coach. She completed her ASCA Level 2 – International in 2012 and followed a coaching course for swimming conducted by the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka. She currently trains her team at the Jetwing light House Hotel Pool.

Contact Number – 0094 773 412 739
Email – gpjayaratne@gmail.com