Group Structures

Coaching Roles and Training Squads

The following coaching structure is in place from April 2022.

  Roles Responsibilities
Craig Steenhoff Performance Progamme Lead and Coaching Advisor Oversee development of annual training plan with key competitions/objectives
Debs Barden Interim Head Coach (Performance and Development) Development of annual training plan with key competitions/objectives, development & fitness training plan and objectives
Phil Osborn Performance Coach Lead Performance sessions in line with training plan and key aims and deliver top competitive training sets, meeting group and individual needs
Tabby Reed Senior Coach Lead a variety of coaching group sessions, focusing on the Stamina group in line with training plan and key aims, and provide key liaison with Bede's School 
Miriam Cottingham Masters Coach Lead Masters sessions in line with training plan and key aims 
Abbie Shorthouse Development Coach Lead Stroke and Stamina sessions in line with training plan and key aims 

An UPDATE FROM OUR COACHING STAFF on the progress of all of our coaching and teaching squads can be found here.

Training Squads

Performance (split into 1 & 2) - The top training squads in the club, swimming at a high competitive level with a variety of sessions to meet overall training needs;

Youth and Development - A transition group for swimmers developing their skills and ability before they enter the Performance squads, along with a training squad of older youth swimmers who do not wish to swim at a highly competitive level;

Stamina - A squad of swimmers who are developing their technique, skills and stamina to ensure that they can meet the overall training requirements met at a higher level.

Stroke - A squad of swimmers who are developing their technique in all strokes and are introduced to the skills needed for competitive swimming;

Masters - A squad of adult swimmers who are both wishing to maintain their swimming fitness and compete at a Masters level.