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All change for Highgate Development

This week we say goodbye to our Highgate Gold and Silver squads’ lead coach, Asbjorg Gustafsdottir.   Asbjorg came to the club in Sept 2013, initially as Assistant Coach for the Club Squad, Assistant Coach for the Development Squad at Swiss Cottage and Assistant Coach for the Masters before taking up, in Feb 2015, her current role as Lead Coach to Highgate Gold and Silver squads.  As well as coaching our younger squad swimmers, Asbjorg has also been Head Teacher for our learn to swim programme at Highgate.   She will be cheering on many of her young swimmers competing at this weekend’s LBRSC Regional Qualifier before taking up her new coaching role at Kingston Royals.  We thank her for all she has brought to our club as a Lead Coach and Head Teacher and wish her every success furthering her coaching career at her new club.

We welcome Asbjorg’s successor, Astrid Wharton.   Astrid is a competitive masters swimmer and currently coaches the Queen Mary and Barts London university team.  She has been shadowing Asbjorg this past week so is already becoming a familiar face to our Highgate development swimmers. She is passionate about swimming and is really looking forward to helping our young swimmers attain their goals and reach their potential in competitive swimming.