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Our Coaches

Doug Kerr Head Coach

For as long as I can remember, swimming has been a part of my life. I started swimming competitively from the age of nine, and progressed through the years, ending up competing at Regional and National level competitions. When I knew that I would not be able to maintain the hours of training required to compete at the level I wanted to I transitioned into a coaching role, and have remained on the side of the pool ever since!

During my seven years as Head Coach I have overseen swimmers competing at all levels of competition, and some progress on to be the big and bright stars of the swimming world. My aim for the swimmers at Biggleswade is to be the best they can be, and to realise, and fulfill, their potential. Every swimmer has a dream to be the best they can be and it is my job to help them get there.


Olivia Lillywhite Green Coach

I have been a competitive swimmer with the Club for eleven years as well as a Coach for seven of them. I am a Level 2 Swimming Teacher, Level 2 Coach and hold a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Excercise Science. My job is to prepare the younger swimmers by fine-tuning their technique and readying them for competing.


Kirsty Gooch Green Link Coach

I have swum competitively since I was eight years old and have been with Biggleswade since 2012. I am a level 2 Swimming Teacher and a Level 2 Coach. I have coached for the club for four years and enjoy it very much.


Olivia Thomas Squad Coach

 


Kim Tuck Squad Coach

I began my journey with BWSC in 2001.  Since that time I have worked with and alongside numerous coaches, each of them bringing something different to the club.  It is this variety that I think is an immense asset to the club and I have been privileged to work with them. I am a Level 2 Swimming Teacher and have been teaching swimmers of all ages for that amount of time.

I swam with Masters in my early days of coaching, which kept me fit.  I enjoyed the training sessions but wasn't so keen on the competitions, although I did manage to win a couple of medals in my age group, Yay!

Seeing the children develop and progress to their next level of swimming has been a joy; it still amazes me to see them as mini adults/adults, I just don't know where the time has gone.  I am involved with Green and Blue Squads, working alongside the other coaches, helping swimmers to achieve their goals.

I have been known to easily forget a swimmer's name, which probably irritates a few of them, but I never forget their faces!  Helping with BWSC is a fulfilling role, meeting so many young people and others that are involved with the club.  It has been, and is, a great experience.


Jo Marsden Masters Coach