The top swimmer from Zambia from 1996 - 2003 has joined the coaching staff of Pacific Coast Swimming. Ellen Hight will be coaching with the Olympic Trials, Varsity and various club groups throughout the year. Attending the National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria on a Commonwealth Scholarship, Ellen recently completed a Batchelor of Science with Honors in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath in England and was appointed a Sports Ambassador in 2003 and was the Zambian National Swimming Coach in 2002.
Before Ellen got in to coaching she represented her country at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia and at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. In 1998 Ellen won a bronze medal at the All African Games in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ellen is currently returning from the 2003 All African Games that were being held in Nigeria from October 4 - 18. She will be continuing to train with Pacific Coast Swimming throughout the year as she aims for her second Olympic Games team next Summer in Athens.