Ian Spencer

Head Coach

Ian joined Bobcats in September 2018, having previously been head coach at Harrogate District Swimming Club, Bolton Metro and Crewe Flyers. 

In 20+ years of coaching his swimmers have been selected to represent Great Britain at European Youth Olympics, and have broken 2 British Age Group records, 2 British paraswimming records and won 15 medals at the summer national championships.  

Ian is hoping to use his experience to help develop the nextgeneration of swimmers at Bobcats and to support clubs in Lancashire.


Nathan Bradwell

Assistant Head Coach

Katie Rilett-Young
Development Coach

Katie has been a member of the Bobcats from the age of 13, during her time at Bobcats she competed at Regional, National and Para International Level also qualifying for the World Class Talent Programme, her biggest achievement was winning a silver medal at National level in the 400m Freestyle event.

Katie is a level 2 qualified coach and works full time as a sports and activity officer for a national governing body. This experience helps to give our young competitive swimmers a great start and make excellent long term progress.