Coaching
 
 
Coaches are committed to long-term success and sustainability. The Head coach is responsible for the Club's Swim Programme and will work collaboratively and in unison with the Squads Coaches and Otters Management to deliver the Swim High-Performance Plan.
 
Agnes George
Head Coach
 
I have been involved in sports throughout my life. I have started as a swimmer and moved on to athletics at the age of 11. During my university years, I took on another challenge: Triathlon.
As I am from Hungary I have completed at national level all of these sports in Hungary.
My qualifications are university degree in Biology and Physical Education (ELTE Budapest 1998); Hungarian Level 2 Coaching Swimming (1998); Hungarian Level 2 Athletics Coach (1997); ASA/UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming (2004). I have been teaching and coaching swimming for over 15 years.
Currently, I am working towards to gain ASA Level 3 qualification in swimming coaching.
 Qualifications:
  • Hungarian Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  • ASA/UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming
Matt Paget
Junior Head Coach

I have always had an interest in sport and was most successful at swimming. Highlights included winning the National Schools 4 x 50m Freestyle relay in a national record time which still stands today and participating in the World Championship and Commonwealth trials in 2005. I have also been county champion in multiple disciplines in both Berkshire and South Bucks and Middlesex.
Qualifications:
  • ASA/UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics
  • ASA/UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics
  • ASA/UKCC Level 1 Coaching Swimming
  • ASA/UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  • ASA/UKCC Level 3 Coaching Swimming
Heidi Loveland
Lead Coach Otters Squad

I have been involved in swimming and numerous other sports up to county level all my life. I joined Otters when I was probably about nine years old and am currently swimming for the club as a Masters swimmer.
I first started coaching and leading sports when I was at school. I won various sports coaching awards, was picked to lead the youth team at a Youth Sports Trust Conference, elected Sports Ambassador to represent my School and in swimming was selected to go to a Young Coaches Talent Camp run by the Youth Sports Trust.
I started coaching for Otters in 2011, when I finished my A-levels, and have been coaching ever since. Whilst I was at Warwick University I rowed (and swam if I capsized) but still continued to coach Otters in my holidays.
I am now a full-time secondary school teacher in the day, however, I still love coaching Otters in my spare time and am lucky enough to be the Lead Coach for Otters Squad and coach some of our club squads too. I also organise the swimming team at the school I work at. Whilst I want every swimmer to succeed and do their absolute best, my main goal is that every swimmer who joins Otters loves to swim and enjoys it. I try my best to make sessions creative and fun for all whilst not forgetting that we want to be striving towards getting PBs which takes hard work!
My favourite quote (which one of my swimming coaches said to me) is to think: ‘I SHALL, I WILL, I CAN’ and that helps me to keep going and try my best. If your reading this because you are thinking of joining the club as a swimmer, coach, poolside helper or even doing your DofE award - do it - give it a go!!
Qualifications:
  • Level 1 Coaching Swimming
  • Level 2 Coaching Swimming
  • PGCE in Secondary Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lizzie Moss
 

I started swimming at Chalfont Otters at the age of six and went on to compete at County Level and in the National Arena League.  I now enjoy using my knowledge of my own personal competitive swimming to coach and encourage the younger swimmers.  I was selected by the ASA to take part in the Youth Sports Trust Talent Programme for young coaches. I have also taught swimming at David Lloyd and Swimwell, which has enabled me to teach children from two years old through the ASA Stages and into Competitive Swimming.

Qualifications:

ASA Level Award 1 Teaching Aquatics

ASA Level Award 2 Teaching Aquatics

British Swimming Timekeeper Award

ASA Aquatics Helper Award

St John Ambulance Essential First Aid for Sports Coaches

Sports Coach UK Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers 

 

Lauren Turner

Junior Development & Club Coach

I joined Chalfont Otters in September 2017 and since then I have been working regularly with the JD and Club squads. I have been a Level 2 Swimming Teacher for 8 years and my experience as a teacher gives me the confidence and knowledge to improve swimmers in the developmental stage of learning. I wanted to get back into the competitive world of swimming after being out of the sport for 6 years.

I swam at county, regional, national and international level. My greatest personal achievements would have to be winning a silver and bronze medal for England in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2009 in the 100m and 200m Backstroke. I won 5 national medals and competed in the Olympic Trials in 2008, where I narrowly missed GB Junior Team selection in the 200m Backstroke by 0.06 sec. I have swum internationally in countries such as Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Greece.

My experience as a swimmer has shaped my future career; I now have a Bachelor of Science in Sports Sciences, Master of Science in Sports Psychology and I am currently working towards a PhD in Sports Psychology.

I look forward to gaining my coaching qualifications and becoming more involved with the club as a whole.

Qualifications:

Level 2 Swimming Teacher (ASA)

Level 1 Diving Coach (ASA)

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (RLSS)

Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor (RLSS)

Pool Plant Operator

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (QYC)

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASA)

NVQ Nutrition (QYC)