involvement with swimming began at an early age and he competed up
to Regional level. At the age of 16 Matt also began teaching
swimming, progressing to becoming an Assistant Coach at Eastleigh
SC when he was 17 and moving to become a full-time coach at
has worked alongside two Olympic coaches; his father Dave Heathcock
and Bob Pay.
career to date Matt has been involved with developing County,
Regional, National and International swimmers. He has been
the Great Britain Head Coach at three Junior European Open Water
competitions and GB Head Coach at two World Junior Open Water
ultimate aim is to coach the very best team and swimmers in the
country, whilst also having fun on the journey.
Assistant Head Coach
started his club swimming in Newport, Wales at the age of 11, but
wasn’t until travelling in Australia at the age of 18 and
competing at Canberra ASC that his passion of coaching came to the
fore. Since his return to the UK, Sam has worked with top
Welsh coaches Bryn Williams and Martyn
continued his coaching career by becoming Head Coach at Fareham
Nomads and Bournemouth Dolphins before he became Assistant Head
Coach in the newly created Swim Bournemouth in 2010.
to date been selected as Hampshire Inter-County and Dorset
Inter-County Head Coach multiple times, Dorset Talent ID Coach and
England Talent Programme coach.
SB Juniors Head Coach
swimming at Wareham SC before moving to Ferndown Otters at the age
of 10. Over the next 10 years Andy won titles at County and
Regional level and qualified for the Nationals for several
years competing in backstroke, butterfly and freestyle
returned to the poolside by helping out coaching with SB
Juniors, when his daughters, Amy & Ellie were in the pool.
This provided an opportunity to give something back to the
sport and he subsequently passed his Level 1 Coaching
qualification. Andy has now been coaching as a volunteer with SB
for nearly 5 years as well as gaining qualifications in
Team Management (Level 1 & 2)
In 2017, Andy joined the committee in the role of
Kyle Melvyn Joel Winzar
Taylor competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics as well as several
other international events for both Wales and Great Britain. After
hanging up the trunks Mark took up coaching with his home club the
City of Cardiff before moving to Bournemouth for employment and
joined the Ferndown Otters coaching team when his two daughters
followed in his footsteps to the pool.
short time away from poolside Mark rejoined Swim Bournemouth in
2015 as part of the age group coaching team.
1997 I have gained a lot of experience in a field of swimming and
fitness around as an instructor, coach, athletic trainer and
swimming school manager.
as coach, I have got experience while working with European Force
Swim League Trainer to NAS 1 in Sicily (Sigonella).
myself having new challenges and goals to achieve.
to England because I am eager to share and transfer my
experiences and also to learn new skills to benefit the whole
Regional Squad S&C Coach
swam to a high competitive level, also
playing water–polo to a high level and got the
opportunity and privilege to train with the England squad, which
Katie then went on to become a swimming instructor and
is highly qualified in Body Balance, Body Combat, Body Pump,
Spinning, Circuits, Sports Nutrition and many more.
However Katie's passion is Pilates and for over 15 years she has
taught in class or 1:1 environments
enjoy coaching these young and up and coming talented swimmers. As
I watch them progress in the strength and flexibility within my