Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.


Head Coach 

Chris White -


Junior Performance Coach

Julie Punter -


Sprint Squad Coaches

Chris White and Emma Staight


County Squad Coach

Amy Williams


County Development Squad Coaches

Louise Silvestri -


Amanda Reeves


Acadmey Squad Coach

Amy-Rose Reeves


Junior Acadmey Squad Coaches

Ewan Taylor and Amy Williams


Masters Coaches

Laura Walsh and Amy Williams



Club Captains


Ladies Team Captain: Lauren Kent

Lauren who will be 16 in November has been a member of the club for many years starting as a youngster in lessons Lauren has worked her way through the squads representing the club at every level. Lauren has swum at Regional and National level representing the club at Welsh Nationals in the summer of 2018 qualifying for finals in the 50m Freestyle and 200m IM.  Lauren’s commitment to the club has been fantastic, Lauren has supported and helped at the Staines-upon-Thames fair, junior galas and Black Swan Open meets. Lauren supports her team mates the younger swimmers within the club acting as a model Staines Swimmer. Lauren is entering her final year of school and will be undertaking her GCSE’s in 2019 but plans to take her level 1 teaching certificate and support the clubs swim school in the near future. Lauren is always committed to training and is always one of the first poolside especially at morning training setting a standard for the younger swimmers to follow.

Men’s Team Captain: Ewan Taylor

Ewan and his family have had a long association with the club having both older siblings swim, coach and teach for Staines Ewan has now followed in their footsteps supporting the clubs growing swim school. Ewan has recently qualified as a level 2 swimming teacher after finishing his GCSE’s in the summer and now takes regular classes at the weekend in between training of course! Ewan is studying in his first year at College and looks to bring a wealth of experience to the role of club captain. Ewan has swum at International competitions claiming the Bronze at the Maccabiah World Games in 2017. Ewan has swum in a British Championship final and qualified for the Commonwealth trails in April.  This experience added to a mature and conscientious approach to his sport has seen Ewan become much respected amongst his peers. Ewan always supports the club and his team mates of all ages and abilities being especially popular with many of the younger swimmers. Now a regular swimming teacher for the swim school Ewan’s influence will spread though out the club.

Lauren Kent and Ewan Taylor

Coaching Staff