| Alan Bircher|
| 21 September 1981 (age 34) (1981-09-21) |Alan Bircher Wikipedia
Alan Bircher (born 21 September 1981) is a British former long-distance swimmer. After finishing a long international career he entered into coaching, following successful coaching posts at West Suffolk where he coached his wife Stefanie Bircher to the World Championships 7th-place finish (Rome 2009) and had multiple national champions. He then went on to coach at Wyre Forest Swimming Club in Worcestershire. After a highly successful 2011/2012 season, Alan moved to his current coaching position at Ellesmere College Titans (ECTM).
Bircher won two senior international medals a brace of silvers in 2004: World Championships Dubai 10 km and European Championships Madrid 5 km. He also narrowly missed out on medals in the Open Water Swimming at the 2005 / 2006 / 2007 World Aquatics Championships in the 10 km open water swim, finishing in 4th / 7th / 7th respectively.