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Coaching Staff

Nathan Hilton

Director of Coaching

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Nathan is one of the UK's keading performance swimming coaches and is an ASA Coach (Level 4).  Nathan has been Director of Coaching at Nova Centurion since April 2014 and has been Head Coach to Team GB's Youth Olympic teams in Singapore 2010 & Nanjing, China 2014 plus various European & World Junior Championships.

Throughout his career Nathan has always tried to coach the individual not just the athlete which has led to Nathan coaching numerous National, European & World Junior Champions as well as various Senior International athletes.

 

Glenn Smith

Head Coach Mansfield

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Glenn Smith, Swim Coach & Development Officer & Head Coach--Mansfield Squad

 

Glenn has been coaching with Nova in Mansfield for over 20 years, and has coached Swimmers to National and International Success, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Glenn has coached Paralympic Champions Ollie Hynd MBE & Sam Hynd and Paralympic Medalist Charlotte Henshaw, and talent id and developed Rebecca Adlington as an age group swimmer. He has also placed Swimmers on World Class Able Bodied Programmes and International teams and coached numerous National Age group & Youth medalists.

Joe Stanford

Nottingham A Squad Coach

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Joe prioritises the importance for swimmers to achieve mastery of stroke mechanics as the foundation of success. Leading by example Joe, has a vigorous work ethic and passion for sport which is inspirational.
 
Sponsored by the Amateur Swimming Association, Joe began his coaching career in 2010. He gained various professional qualifications including ASA/UKCC Level 3 UKCC Certificate for Coaching Swimming (Performance). In order to understand and implement the latest acadephmic research in his practice, Joe is currently studying PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. His work is currently focused on the role that individual personalities have on emotional regulation.
 
He is the first to stress that both athletes and coaches need to combind academic understanding as well as  practical experience; in order to maximise their potential. Having coached multiple National Champions, Joe aims to relate excellent practice from National Level Coaching to Club level within Nottinghamshire. 
 
Highly regarded for his outstanding coaching, depth of knowledge, leadership, enthusiasm, and humility, Joe creates an exciting dynamic on the Nova Centurion coaching staff and within the team itself.

Michelle Preston

Nottingham B1 Coach

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Robert Hudson

B2 & Mansfield B/Dev Coach

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Tom O'Reilly

Nottingham Development Coach

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Alishia Palmer

Nottm Dev Assistant Coach

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Paul Marlow

Newark Development Coach

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Dave Baguley

Mansfield B & Dev Ass. Coach

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Christie Milne

Para Squad Coach

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Sarah Dunsbee

Water Polo Coach

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Tim Dunsbee

Water Polo Coach

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Cara Saunders

Water Polo Coach

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Committee Members

Josie Grange

Chairman

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Lynn Kennerell

Secretary

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Competition Secretary

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Andrew Quinn

Press Officer

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