Coaches and Committee

Coaching Staff
Kath NEEDHAM JDS Coach; Jun/CDS/SDS Assistant Coach
Matthew CURSON SDS Coach

I have been involved with CABSC since 1990 as a swimmer until retiring” at the age of 25. I returned in 2013 when both my children wanted to join and it didnt take long before I was roped in to helping out both on & off poolside. I was parent coordinator for a couple of years before becoming a coach and an official. I gained my level 2 teaching certificate in 2015 and soon after took over the mantle of Junior Squad Lead Coach. I found this to be the most rewarding of all the coaching I have done, seeing new swimmers learn and develop through the squads. I have recently stepped down from this position to spend more time with my kids in their other sporting activities, but continue to keep my hand in where I can.

Josephine DEMPSEY Juniors Squad Lead Coach
Neil CROWE Junior/JDS/SDS Assistant Coach
Joseph LEVERIDGE Water Polo Head Coach
Paul BENDELOW Senior Water Polo Assistant Coach
Mark PATTERSON Masters Coach

I started swimming at age 12, and had a fairly successful career as a junior swimmer, mainly as part of a very good relay team, which went onto win Silver at the National Age Groups. I started swimming and competing as a Master 30 years ago, and set up the Masters squad in the club about 18 years ago with my wife. As a Master swimmer I have won several titles at the National championships and currently hold 14 East Midlands records across various age groups. I enjoy coaching and swimming with the Masters squad where we work hard, but also have fun.

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Dean Marriott County Squad Assistant Coach

A footballer in his youth Dean has since seen the light and as a relative newcomer to swimming got involved with CABSC after watching his girls, Jenna and Jess, from the balcony for several years. Team manager and level 1 coach courses soon followed and he is now very much enjoying assisting James and the rest of the team coaching the County squad and helping out poolside at galas. Dean says, Its a great experience working with these swimmers. They are not only talented and committed as individuals but are equally committed in their loyalty to the club and support for each other and the team. Theyre all highly motivated to continue improving and be the best they can be. Im constantly learning from them and from the other coaches and volunteers and hope to be able to support them all in the years to come.” An early riser Dean can normally be found poolside for the Monday and Friday morning sessions and most Friday evenings. A footballer in his youth Dean has since seen the light and as a relative newcomer to swimming got involved with CABSC after watching his girls, Jenna and Jess, from the balcony for several years. Team manager and level 1 coach courses soon followed and he is now very much enjoying assisting James and the rest of the team coaching the County squad and helping out poolside at galas. Dean says, Its a great experience working with these swimmers. They are not only talented and committed as individuals but are equally committed in their loyalty to the club and support for each other and the team. Theyre all highly motivated to continue improving and be the best they can be. Im constantly learning from them and from the other coaches and volunteers and hope to be able to support them all in the years to come.” An early riser Dean can normally be found poolside for the Monday and Friday morning sessions and most Friday evenings.

Rosie NEEDHAM CDS Lead Coach; JDS/SDS/County Coach
Heidi ARCHER CDS/County Assistant Coach

I am a member of the coaching staff at CABSC. My daughter is also a member of the club and I wanted to give something back into the sport after having a successful swimming career when I was younger. I had the pleasure of swimming at the Sydney Olympic Games for Great Britain and held the British records for 100 and 200 breaststroke long and short for a number of years. My highest world ranking was 7 and I gained a number of medals in international competition. I still hold a few Nottinghamshire county records that have stood for nearly 20 years and it would be lovely, as a coach, to help a swimmer break those records! 
 

Lee Lacey CDS/SDS Assistant Coach
John SIMPSON Junior/JDS Assistant Coach
Charlotte BEARDSLEY JDS Assistant Coach
Saffron BLACKWOOD CABSC Head Coach and County Lead Coach
Victoria Schinagl SDS LEAD COACH

As a youngster, I swam for Hoylake ASC based in Wirral and completed at County-level events. After a break from swimming to pursue hockey at university and county level, then starting a family, I got involved at CABSC when my children (all of whom are now grown up!) joined the club and I joined as a Masters swimmer for my fitness! Since joining CABSC as a Masters swimmer, I have competed at Regional, National, European events and the Masters World Swimming Championships in Budapest in 2017. Very proud to have achieved the world qualifying times and competed for GB! I volunteered to help on poolside to give back to the club and get involved; I completed Club Coach (level 3) in 2007, having first started volunteering and then coaching with CABSC in 2002 and doing my Level 1 and 2 swimming qualifications. I am now squad coach for Senior Development Squad swimmers. I love the fact that the swimmers I coach, swim because they enjoy the sport, as I have done and that the fitness often enhances other sports or activities such as triathlon or water polo. Favourite CABSC moments many and varied as I have been involved at all levels; from swimmers who started with me in the teaching pool, now competing at international level to just seeing the satisfaction when someone completes a training set better than last time

Clare Leveridge Junior Wp Assistant Coach
Saffron BLACKWOOD HEAD COACH
Sue CORBETT Masters Coach
Lauren Murphy Masters Coach
Katherine Vines Masters Coach
Committee
Mark PATTERSON Chairperson
Michele Rai Treasurer
Kath NEEDHAM Membership Secretary
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Jacqueline Pearson Acting Volunteer Coordinator
Angela JACKSON Welfare Officer
Hannah SAXTON Deputy Welfare Officer
Adrian BREMNER Masters Representative
Tom ARCHER Water Polo Representative
Michael FARRALL Secretary
Clare Leveridge Water Polo representative