Coaches, Committee & Volunteer Members

We are a friendly and competitive swimming club based at Putney Leisure Centre in South West London. Our coaching team provide high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. 


 

Coaching Staff

Kamilla Kozlowska

Head Coach

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Kamilla has been involved with competitive swimming since a very early age. Her mother swam for Poland and then became head coach of a successful club where Kamilla learnt how to swim. As a competitive swimmer Kamilla represented her club at regional and national level and then swam with her University.

Having graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw , Poland with a masters degree in Sports Science and Physical Education, Kamilla moved to England in 1996 and started teaching swimming. Shortly after she became involved in competitive swimming as a coach at a small local club in Tooting.

In 2008 Kamilla joined WSC as a County lead coach and assistant head coach and four years and one child later was appointed head coach. Kamilla is qualified to ASA Level 3.  While holding this role WSC has continued its success with swimmers reaching finals and winning medals at County, Regional, National and British Championships.

Cindy Hanegraaf

Head Swimming

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Cindy has been with Wandsworth Swimming Club since 1999 and was involved with the club before that as a parent of a swimmer.  She is an ASA Level 2 Aquatics Instructor with additional qualifications for teaching swimmers with disabilities.

Cindy develops the programmes for and coaches the Pre-Development and Development 1 squads. In addition she coordinates regular stroke clinics and mini-galas for Pre-Dev, Dev 1, Dev 2 and Fitness squads to give them the necessary experience with competitive swimming techniques prior to their full involvement in competitions.  

Cindy is also passionate about helping swimmers who love competitive swimming to obtain experience and training in teaching the sport by working with her in the stroke clinics and with our associated disability swimming programme. 

Magda Klosowska

Coach - Comp Dev

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Magda has been involved in swimming for most of her life. She joined her local club in her native Poland at the age of eight and progressed all the way through to National level.

For the last six years she has been working as a swimming instructor and coach for various swimming schools and clubs around London. Magda is qualified to ASA Level 3. She joined WSC in January 2012 and currently she is head of Comp Dev and Dev 2 squads but also helps with the training for Regional and National swimmers as well as supporting Cindy with the Dev 1.

Timothy D Robinson

Coach - Dev 2

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Tim is joining us as a coach for the Development 2 squad for the 2017/2018 season, having been a member of the Club since the age of 4.

Still an active swimmer in the club, his days of serious competitive swimming are over but he has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the young swimmers.

Tim’s achievements in swimming are many. Notably, he was top boy in the  Bagcats at Surrey Counties for 3 consecutive years, on one occasion achieving 13 golds. In addition, he won top boy at London Regionals several times. He represented London at International Open Meets (Geneva and Barcelona) and was selected over many years for the ‘England Talent’ group.

One of Tim's greatest achievements was coming third at the British open water nationals in 2013. He also competed at the 2012 Olympic trials for 1500m freestyle. Having recently finished a Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Bath, he hopes to put his knowledge into practice by helping all of the swimmers in the club, from pre-development to national level in areas such as nutrition, injuries and performance.

Kate Thurlow

Teacher

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Kate has been with Wandsworth Swimming Club since 2001, when she was a swimmer with the national squad,  specialising in IM and breaststroke until 2005 when she had to stop swimming competitively due to illness.

She obtained her Level 1 swimming teaching qualification in 2007 and started helping Cindy with the development squads before going to Newcastle University to study biomedical sciences. She has always kept in touch with the swimming world through teaching both in London and Newcastle as well as officiating, with a J2(S) qualification. She is currently working towards applying for a Phd in the field of dementia research with Kings College, London,  whilst working at WSC mainly with the Pre Dev and Fitness Squads.

George Baritsch

Teacher

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Fitness Squad Coach, qualified as Swimming Teacher Level 1&2.

Committee & Volunteer Members

Sally Ayyad

Chair

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Alan Thurlow

Deputy Chair

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Adam Wall

Treasurer

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Christopher Clarke

Competition Secretary

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Kym Parfitt

Membership Secretary

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Monica Sah

Membership Secretary

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Ina Baritsch

Volunteer Coordinator

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Roberto Ciurleo

Website Administrator

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