Head Coach - Lisa Atkinson
Lisa has been Maxwell’s head coach since the start of the 2014 season. In Lisa’s first season she nurtured and developed the existing talent with both regional and national medalists. Five swimmers went on to represent Maxwell at British Nationals with great distinction.
As a skills driven Head Coach Lisa’s technical excellence and passion for the sport set her apart. Maxwell members know how good she is but now British swimming have confirmed our opinion.
We are desperately proud that Lisa has been selected for one of the two Development Coach positions on an Elite Training Camp, organised by British Swimming, to be held in Japan. As a result, future Olympians will benefit from Lisa’s skill and enthusiasm and Maxwell will have an even better Head Coach.
Assistant Coach - Marc Butcher
Marc is our newest recruit having been appointed as Assistant Head Coach and Lead Coach for the Performance Development Squad, in September 2015. We were delighted to welcome Marc from Thurrock SC, where he had done some great work with the junior squads, achieving numerous County qualification times and he coached one athlete to a number of ASA all time Deaf swimmer records.
A level 2 qualified coach, Marc is looking forward to working towards his level 3 . In addition, Marc has a BSc in coaching and physical education and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning.
A keen competitive swimmer himself, Marc has an infectious passion for the sport and is totally committed to the goal of producing high quality athletes with exceptional technique in all four strokes.
Lead Age Group Coach - Bill Elgar
Bill is a legend here at Maxwell, having coached, mentored and developed swimming talent for more than 10 years. His cheerful and ever happy demeanor do not detract from his outstanding record of coaching, all the way to British Nationals and beyond. Bill has international experience having been selected as a National Team swimming coach for the Great Britain disability swim team.
A level 3 qualified coach, Bill is currently lead coach for the Maxwell Age Group section. Whether it is helping to achieve European and National records or just improving technique, Bill remains totally committed to supporting every swimmer to be the best that they can be and to achieve their full potential.
Additional Members of the Maxwell Coaching Team -
Ally Brewer - Level 3 Coach, Currently Coaching our Aylesbury Gold Academy Squad
Abi Dover - Level 2 Teacher & Level 1 Coach, Currently Coaching our Aylesbury Silver Academy and Club Comp Squads
Sophie Elgar - Level 2 Teacher & level 1 Coach Currently Coaching our Aylesbury Skill Development Squad
Dani Richards - Level 2 Teacher currently coaching our Aylesbury Platinum Squad
Rebecca Ashworth - Level 2 Teacher currently coaching our Aylesbury Platinum Squad