Meet the Coaches


 Jamie Evans - Head Coach (Working with Elite and Development Squads).

Jamie joined the coaching team in 2013 and since then has worked with various COLSC squads as well as being involved in the England Talent Phase 1 & 2 Swim Camps and the ASSE programme. 

In 2016 he became COLSC Head Coach and since then he has seen club members swim in National and Regional meets with multiple swimmers competing in finals and taking  podium finishes. During his first year as Head Coach 4 swimmers also reached international level.



Rob Vaughan - Age Group Coach (Working with National Youth Group and Regional 2 Squads)

Rob began working with CoL in 2015 and joined full time in January 2016. Since then he has worked with Age Group swimmers from County to National level taking multiple swimmers to British/English Summer Championships with some going on to achieve finals and medals. Rob has also been part of the coaching team on the England Programme Phase 1 Camps.


Jamie Thorpe - Coach (working with National Age Group and  Regional 1 squads)

Jamie was a City Of Leicester Swimmer for 8 years, achieving many county, regional and national records and titles. He was also an AASE graduate, national junior champion, British senior champion, held 2 British age group records and competed with team GB on the Olympic potential team.
Jamie has been a qualified coach for 5 years, coaching in Dubai from 2015 - 2018, creating some of the fastest swimmers in the region, with many high level medals and meets. Jamie is now taking his level 3 coaching qualification. 

Alison McCallister - Assistant Coach (Working with Development and Regional Squads)

Alison developed a passion for swim coaching whilst her children were training at their local base club.  She joined the COLSC coaching team in December 2015 after having volunteered with the delivery of the Development Programme throughout the previous season.  
Alison is currently a L2 coach as well as a licensed judge at J2 level.  Outside of swimming Alison has worked as a science teacher for over 20 years and currently teaches A level physics to students at two secondary schools in Northamptonshire.