Director of Swimming
Age Group Performance Lead Coach
Development Performance Lead Coach
Guy began his coaching career as a
development coach at Enderby Swimming Club in 2006. A successful
swimmer himself, holding multiple county and regional records and
racing in numerous National Age Group, Youth and Senior finals, Guy
brought a lot of knowledge to the table. He quickly moved up to be
their Director of Swimming and then successfully spearheaded the
merger of Enderby SC with Lutterworth SC in August 2011. Since the
merger in 2011, Guy has directed and guided the club team, which
started with 23 hours of pool time, and just over 200 athletes, to
a fully formed 300+ member Development Programme. This Programme
can now offer it's athletes 44 hours of pool time and the
opportunity to develop from the first strokes out of learn to swim,
all the way through to National level competitions.
Since Leicester Shark's inception,
Guy has coached athletes from their first competitions, through
county championships and onto Regional and National finals. In
2016, he developed his young athletes to a point where he coached a
swimmer to two National medals and a place on the second phase of
the National Pathway Programme. He has consistently coached
Regional Champions every year since 2014, as well as multiple
Regional medalists and finalists.
Under his charge, The Junior League
team at Leicester Sharks CSC have made the regional final for each
of the last 6 years, qualifying for the semi final for the last 3
years, and racing the other top 8 teams in the country in the
National Final in 2017. This team has gone from strength to
strength under his guidance and really shows the attention to
detail our young athletes are handed when they first join the club.
There has been a similar improvement as those athletes have
filtered through into our Senior Arena League team, with the team
qualifying for the area final for the last two years, narrowly
missing out on qualification for the National Final in 2017, as
they finished in 3rd place.
Guy has always been ambitious and
his dedication and determination to push this club forward
continues to have a positive impact on our members and ensure we
have a lot to look forward to at Leicester Sharks CSC in the
Training Performance Lead Coach
Development Performance Coach
Mark has been coaching for 14 years,
starting as a volunteer at his local club Glossop, Mark was
determined to give back to the club which had started him on his
journey, and has been involved in coaching ever since. He has
coached at all levels of swimming from Learn to Swim (Adults and
Children), through development stages and on to National level Age
Group, Youth and Senior athletes.
As a swimmer, Mark was extremely
successful, representing Great Britain at Junior and Senior level
as well as winning domestic National events over a number of years.
He successfully managed this alongside his academic studies,
attaining a B.SC in Mathematics from The University of Manchester
in the same year as he won the National Senior
Since finishing as a swimmer, Mark
has already had a successful start to his coaching career, leading
athletes to Regional and National medals in the Pool and Open
Water. He also successfully coached an athlete to an International
medal at the IPC European Championships in 2014, as well as
numerous IPC World, European and British Records.
During his time as Performance Coach
at City of Manchester Aquatics, Mark was responsible for helping
the Head Coach grow the club from a squad containing 47 athletes
with 2 coaches to a programme with over 300 athletes and 10
coaches. He also led the University to some of their most
successful results at the BUCS Championships, winning the Athletic
Union Club of the Year twice in three years, as well as winning the
AU Coach of the Year award in his final season with the
Mark has been coaching with
Leicester Sharks since September 2017 and has really added an extra
dimension to the Leicester Sharks Coaching team going
Age Group Potential Lead Coach
Learn to Swim Lead Coach
Back in 2009, when his son was
swimming with Enderby Swimming Club, Darwin was watching one of his
sessions when he was asked if he fancied helping out on poolside.
In his own words "I'm game for anything, so I thought, let's give
this a whirl".
Over the next 7 years, Darwin
qualified as a level 2 teacher and coach, and was mentored by Guy
Worrow. He continued coaching with Enderby swimming club, through
it's amalgamation with Lutterworth SC as they became Leicester
Sharks CSC. As Brand Manager at the time, Darwin was proud to have
designed the Leicester Sharks logo, which has become well
recognised on our banners and hats to this day.
After successfully assisting and
leading the Development side of the club for many years, Darwin is
now lead coach to our Learn to Swim programme, and our Age Group
Potential Programme. He has said that he loves being there at the
very start of a swimmer's journey into this amazing sport, and
seeing their eyes light up as they make every single step forward
in their swimming ability. Our Age Group Potential Programme is
filled with athletes who love their sport and Darwin explains "It's
such a joy to coach this group, who week in week out continue to
push for improvement and enjoy their swimming".
Development Potential Lead
Adult Swim Lead
Nick, in his own words,
was an average club swimmer for a couple of years before his teens
then revisited swimming, mainly in the form of triathlons, whilst
he was in the army. He again took time away from the sport, only to
return to masters swimming and more lately Leicester Sharks when
his two children started with the club in 2012. He took up coaching
when they joined Sharks and progressed through his qualifications.
Both of his children swam in the group which is now called
Development Potential and he am continually humbled to see swimmers
progress through the squad.
Pups Lutterworth Lead Coach
Steve first became
involved with swimming through his two daughters, who originally
swam for Lutterworth SC and after merging with Enderby SC to form
Leicester Sharks, his youngest progressed so well that she won the
silver medal at the Midlands Championships in 200m Butterfly, and
came 6th in the Open Water National final. Steve's eldest daughter
trained with Lutterworth and then Sharks until she turned 18 and
now coaches alongside him with the Pups squad at Lutterworth Sports
During this time, Steve
has qualified as a Level 1 & 2 Swimming Teacher and continues
to coach the Pups squad with his eldest daughter who has now
attained her Level 1 qualification.
His sporting history was
in the game of flat green bowls, where he started at Lutterworth
Bowls Club at the age of 13, moving to Narborough Bowls Club where
he continued into my 40's. During this time, he won competitions as
an individual and team member at both club and county level, with
this success, Steve represented Leicestershire Bowls at Junior and
Senior level indoors and outdoors. His highlight was having an
England trial at Junior level.
After finishing playing
bowls, Steve says that his focus is with Leicester Sharks. "It is
always a great joy for us coaches seeing the progression of our
young swimmers to the next level."
Pups Enderby Lead Coach
Jo has been coaching with Leicester Sharks
since 2016, when she started assisting with the Pups Enderby
programme on Sunday evenings.
This season, Jo has developed as a coach
and now assumed control of the programme with our 7, 8 and 9 year
old swimmers in Enderby. Jo brings an incredible energy to poolside
and a desire to improve every athlete whom she works