My name is Ross Hamilton. After completing my Bachelors Degree in Natural Science (TCD), I began sailing competitively full-time in the Olympic class Finn dinghy. I narrowly missed qualification for the London 2012 Olympics, and have represented Ireland at 3 World Championships, Olympic Qualifiers, and many World Cup events.
I have been involved in many sports over the years, including Swimming, Rowing, Rugby, Weightlifting, Athletics and of course Sailing. I have always had a strong interest in human performance and development which grew as I worked toward achieving my own performance goals. After my campaign for the London Olympics, I began my Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology to explore this subject in more depth.
Having decided to cease competing at the international level, I turned my attention to using my expertise and knowledge to help other athletes like myself to achieve their performance goals. This confirmed my interest in working not only in my own sport but in many others and at various levels. The challenge in problem solving for different scenarios keeps me extremely motivated.
The focus of my study and work is as both a Sports Scientist and Strength & Conditioning coach. I believe that a theoretical and scientific foundation combined with practical application in a real world setting allows for an effective approach to achieving optimal performance in athletes.
I am currently an S&C coach working with Dublin University Football club (Trinity Rugby), Bray Wanderers F.C and several other international and Olympic level athletes in a range of sports.