Following a competitive career as a swimmer, I decided to continue to be involved in swimming and pursued several qualifications in coaching and teaching. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Sports coaching and PE specialising in swimming from the National Sport Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
As a swimmer I represented my country in several international championships, with the highlights being the World championships in 1999 and Junior Olympics in 1998. Unfortunately, I felt short of qualifying for the 2000 Olympic Games. Following that I joined University, and decided to focus on education and stopped swimming competitively.
From 2004 to 2008 I worked in the UK and was part of Glasgow swim team as an age group coach, and swimming development officer for Glasgow. During my time there I had the privilege to work with many up and coming young swimmers, with some of them representing and winning medals for Team GB at a later age.
My wife and I always wanted to combine working, travelling, and experiencing different cultures. An opportunity came for us to move to Abu Dhabi and in 2008 we relocated. Before joining BIS Abu Dhabi I worked at another private school as a lead swimming teacher. I have also been involved in establishing some additional sport projects to provide opportunities for young people to develop as athletes and outstanding individuals.
I am delighted to be part of Team Falcon and looking forward to coaching, guiding and mentoring all the students at BIS Abu Dhabi.