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James W Stannard

Technical Director of Swimming

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Victoria Jane SCHINAGL

Senior Development Squad Lead Coach

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As a youngster, I swam for Hoylake ASC based in Wirral and completed at County-level events. After a break from swimming to pursue hockey at university and county level, then starting a family, I got involved at CABSC when my children (all of whom are now grown up!) joined the club and I joined as a Masters swimmer for my fitness! Since joining CABSC as a Masters swimmer, I have competed at Regional, National, European events and the Masters World Swimming Championships in Budapest in 2017. Very proud to have achieved the world qualifying times and competed for GB! I volunteered to help on poolside to give back to the club and get involved; I completed Club Coach (level 3) in 2007, having first started volunteering and then coaching with CABSC in 2002 and doing my Level 1 and 2 swimming qualifications. I am now squad coach for Senior Development Squad swimmers. I love the fact that the swimmers I coach, swim because they enjoy the sport, as I have done and that the fitness often enhances other sports or activities such as triathlon or water polo. Favourite CABSC moments many and varied as I have been involved at all levels; from swimmers who started with me in the teaching pool, now competing at international level to just seeing the satisfaction when someone completes a training set better than last time!

Nigel T WHITBY

County Squad Coach

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I have been involved with CABSC since 2009, joining with my two youngest daughters who joined as junior squad swimmers. Coming from a non-competetive swimming background my initial involvement was to use my connections and contacts to help raise funds for the club which has continued throughout our time with the club. Around 2014 i was asked to be a parent helper on poolside with the County Squad, which my daughters had progressed to. Upon realising that my time was not only useful on poolside but also instead of spending hours in the viewing galleries the time on poolside passed much more quickly and enjoyably seeing the swimmers up close and being involved with their development. The club funded my development  with my teaching and coaching qualifications and i have continued to enjoy the progress of our great swimmers and club in both the training environment and in competition.

Joseph LEVERIDGE

Water Polo Coach

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Kath June NEEDHAM

Junior Development Squad Lead Coach

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Matthew J CURSON

Juniors/JDS/CDS/SDS Coach

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I have been involved with CABSC since 1990 as a swimmer until retiring” at the age of 25. I returned in 2013 when both my children wanted to join and it didnt take long before I was roped in to helping out both on & off poolside. I was parent coordinator for a couple of years before becoming a coach and an official. I gained my level 2 teaching certificate in 2015 and soon after took over the mantle of Junior Squad Lead Coach. I found this to be the most rewarding of all the coaching I have done, seeing new swimmers learn and develop through the squads. I have recently stepped down from this position to spend more time with my kids in their other sporting activities, but continue to keep my hand in where I can.

Rosie Louise NEEDHAM

County Development Squad Lead Coach

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Andrew CURSON

Junior/Junior Development Squad Coach

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Josephine DEMPSEY

Juniors Squad Lead Coach

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Neil H CROWE

Junior/Junior Development Squad Coach

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Mark PATTERSON

Masters Coach

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I started swimming at age 12, and had a fairly successful career as a junior swimmer, mainly as part of a very good relay team, which went onto win Silver at the National Age Groups. I started swimming and competing as a Master 30 years ago, and set up the Masters squad in the club about 18 years ago with my wife. As a Master swimmer I have won several titles at the National championships and currently hold 14 East Midlands records across various age groups. I enjoy coaching and swimming with the Masters squad where we work hard, but also have fun.

Royden ROSS

Masters Coach

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Katey COX

County Squad Coach

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I have been involved with the club since 2012 when my two boys, James and Matt, became interested in swimming after the London Olympics. A former swimmer, I started out as a nervous none swimmer at the age of 8 and by age 10 I had achieved a county title and went on to win a bronze medal at nationals swimming for the City of Leeds (Olympic Gold Medallist, Adrian Moorhouse, was part of the team) . As soon as we joined CABSC I wanted to get involved poolside because it is far more interesting than the balcony! I went onto complete my level 1 teaching award soon after joining the club and Ive enjoyed coaching at all squads over the years as my boys have progressed through the club. My favourite session has to be a threshold set, theres nothing better than seeing the swimmers really pushing their limits and then seeing the look of accomplishment when its over. One of my best CABSC memories is organising a club trip to to train at the Olympic pool in London. The faces on the younger swimmers as they walked onto the deck are something that I will remember for a long time.

Simon WARD

County Squad Coach

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I qualified as a coach in October 2019 after helping on poolside in training and as a team manager for a while. I have 2 sons that train with CABSC and I am a 'retired' swimmer competing up to nationals a long time ago! I have experience as a coach in a number of sports  over many years and a secondary school PE teacher for the last 20 years. I really enjoy coaching the swimmers and seeing them make progress. The discipline of training and the wider skills they learn makes the swimmers a great group of people to work with.

Lucy BERRY

County Squad Coach

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Qualified in October 2019 after the CABSC drive for more qualified poolside helpers. I started my poolside career as a team manager over five years ago & really enjoyed the atmosphere, chatting to the swimmers & ensuring they got to where they needed to be at open meets & team galas. So coaching seemed a natural progression. I have two children in the club, Frankie & James & we started with CABSC back in 2012. I dont have a swimming background but in my youth competed to midland level in gymnastics & also enjoyed national team success in tumbling. Im interested in all sport & being involved with CABSC has kept my sporting curiosity alive. I love to see children enjoying swimming & developing skills & confidence through CABSC. Best set - dives & racing.

Dean A Marriott

County Squad Coach

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A footballer in his youth Dean has since seen the light and as a relative newcomer to swimming got involved with CABSC after watching his girls, Jenna and Jess, from the balcony for several years. Team manager and level 1 coach courses soon followed and he is now very much enjoying assisting James and the rest of the team coaching the County squad and helping out poolside at galas. Dean says, Its a great experience working with these swimmers. They are not only talented and committed as individuals but are equally committed in their loyalty to the club and support for each other and the team. Theyre all highly motivated to continue improving and be the best they can be. Im constantly learning from them and from the other coaches and volunteers and hope to be able to support them all in the years to come.” An early riser Dean can normally be found poolside for the Monday and Friday morning sessions and most Friday evenings. A footballer in his youth Dean has since seen the light and as a relative newcomer to swimming got involved with CABSC after watching his girls, Jenna and Jess, from the balcony for several years. Team manager and level 1 coach courses soon followed and he is now very much enjoying assisting James and the rest of the team coaching the County squad and helping out poolside at galas. Dean says, Its a great experience working with these swimmers. They are not only talented and committed as individuals but are equally committed in their loyalty to the club and support for each other and the team. Theyre all highly motivated to continue improving and be the best they can be. Im constantly learning from them and from the other coaches and volunteers and hope to be able to support them all in the years to come.” An early riser Dean can normally be found poolside for the Monday and Friday morning sessions and most Friday evenings.

Heidi ARCHER

County Development Squad Coach

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I am a member of the coaching staff at CABSC. My daughter is also a member of the club and I wanted to give something back into the sport after having a successful swimming career when I was younger. I had the pleasure of swimming at the Sydney Olympic Games for Great Britain and held the British records for 100 and 200 breaststroke long and short for a number of years. My highest world ranking was 7 and I gained a number of medals in international competition. I still hold a few Nottinghamshire county records that have stood for nearly 20 years and it would be lovely, as a coach, to help a swimmer break those records! 
 

Emma L Mason

County Squad Coach

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Lee Lacey

County Development Squad Coach

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John SIMPSON

Junior Development Squad Coach

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Charlotte BEARDSLEY

Junior Development Squad Coach

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Jessica Mary DOHERTY

Junior Development Squad Coach

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Helen LANGLANDS

JDS and CDS Squad Coach

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Saffron BLACKWOOD

SDS and County Squad Coach

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Ruby WHITBY

County Squad Coach

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Paul BENDELOW

Water Polo Coach

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