Club Founder and Chair
I established the club in April 2009, with a couple of clear
goals in mind.
I wanted a club that would service the desire my child has for
swimming, would be ambitous, open minded and prepared to try new
things but I also wanted a club that would support my child's
education and not impact in a negative way on his studies.
Nearly twelve years later here we are. I have seen many children
through their swimming journey from age three right through to
senior athletes in their twenties. I still love to see the little
ones take their first steps into the pool and learn to swim, to see
the same children take their first steps onto a racing block and
compete and see athletes I have coached train at perform at the
highest level - to see potentail achieved is a priviledge and a
To be part of a young person's journey in sport and in life is a
precious thing and something that I truely value - thank you to all
the young athletes that have given themselves to the sport with
commitment and enthusiasm - we are always learning - always moving
foward and always aiming to enjoy the journey.
William Murden Bsc
I have been in and around the water since before my first
birthday and joined my first swimming club at the age of ten.
My passion for swimming grew in leaps and bounds,
reaching the top of the British rankings for my age by the
time I was eleven.
Over the years I have travelled all over Europe to take part in
training camps and watch world championship competitions. I
have also competed across the country and internationally
at national level competitions.
At 18 I went to Stirling University in Scotland where I got the
opportunity to train with multiple Commonwealth, World and Olympic
swimmers. At age twenty three my passion for swimming
I completed my degree in Sport Science at Newcastle University
in July 2020 graduating with a 2/1. I'm also a qualified member of
the C.H.E.K. Institute as well as holding my coaching and teaching
My main event is 200m butterfly and I presently hold the British
Masters title for the event.
I hope to be able to pass on my passion for swimming to
other swimmers in the club and to see them achieve their
dreams in the future - A Life Worth Swimming!
Assistant Coach Competitive Level
Since the age of 7 I have been in and around swimming clubs,
initially with Tynemouth ASC then North Tyneside ASC. The
opportunities swimming has provided me have been invaluable,
including training abroad and regularly racing at Level 1 meets.
Following an injury at the tail end of my swimming career I
undertook a voluntary coaching role at North Tyneside Swimming
Club, which quickly led me to discover a passion for coaching. 6
years later I am a qualified Level 2 Coach, with experience leading
and assisting programmes to a variety of abilities and ages.
I’m a big believer in not only the health benefits of
swimming for young athletes, but also the discipline and ability to
self-motivate our sport provides!
Outside of swimming I hold a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science
and am currently studying Epidemiology (MRes) at Newcastle
Coach Future Stars Stroke Masters
I have been with Aquajets for several years now and I originally
became involved as a parent. After helping out with several
sessions I soon developed a passion for coaching and teaching.
After gaining a coaching qualification, I have been developing the
young swimmers of the Development and Junior squads for the past
few years. Technique and enjoying the learning process plays a big
role in my sessions and my aim is to develop their skills in
order to advance them to the next squad and to prepare them
for competitive swimming.