Meet our incredible Coaches

Tom - Headcoach - [email protected]

Sadie - Coach - [email protected]

Greg - Coach - [email protected]

Andy - Coach - [email protected]

Sue - Coach 

Maddie - Assistant Coach


Look below to find out a bit more about them.......


Tom qualified as a Swim England Senior Coach in 2021. He began swimming competitively in 2007 with Sue and Ron Philpot and with the GB Deaf Swimming Club, subsequently training with Guildford City and Teddington.  Between 2009 and 2017, he was selected to swim for the GB Deaf Team at every International Deaf Swimming Competition (European (2)/ World (2)/ Deaflympics(3)), winning medals for his part in relays at the 2015 World Championships and the 2017 Deaflympics: he was also GB Male Captain (all sports) for the GB squad at this last Games. 

He also held various records for Deaf Swimming in British Age Group, Youth, Open English and Open British categories during this time.  He became an Honorary Life Member of Surrey County Swimming, awarded in 2014 for his achievements in Deaf Swimming.


When he was in Sixth Form, he was selected to take part in British Swimming’s AASE programme (now renamed as Diploma in Sporting Excellence): he was named as one of the 4 Swimmers of the Year at the end of the course. 


He began coaching at King’s Cormorants Masters SC at the age of 18, and then worked for Maximum Performances, Woking and then as Assistant Head Coach at Crawley.  His swimmers have achieved County, Regional and National medals as well as several Masters World Records.  

He also used to coach at The Hawthorns School in Redhill: the swim squad there gained many IAPS medals whilst he was coaching them.  During these years, Tom qualified as a Lifeguard, Swim Teacher and then Coach: he also studied Strength and Conditioning Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.


Tom is currently South East Regional Lead Para Coach, is on the British Para-Swimming Coach Development Programme for Paris 2024 and beyond, and a Skills Coach for Swim England’s National Age Group Talent Programme.  




I've been a part of the EDSC community for a long time now, having started swimming with the club when I was 8 years old. Throughout my swimming career, I had the opportunity to attend national meets every year from 2016 until 2021. One of my proudest moments was when I achieved 3 qualifying times for the Toyko Olympic Trials. 

My coaching career began with EDSC Seahorses 5 years ago. I am Level 2 qualified as both a Coach and a Teacher. Recently I have taken over as the County Squad Coach. I am enjoying the additional responsibilities and demands that come with coaching a slightly older group of children.     



Gregs’ age-group swimming career included National Individual and League performances for his club. Greg says ‘those days define me still, today’ After swimming Greg took up an IT and Project Management professional career which he says peaked in 2012 when asked to manage the IT services at one of the Venues for the London Olympic Games. Greg started a return to our Sport in 2010 and has since qualified as Senior Coach (Level 3) and Teacher (Level 2). Greg also coaches at County, Regional & National skill/development camps. Greg also swam as a Master and on one occasion, achieved a European relay record with some of his swim buddies. Greg’s personal philosophy is to Try, or to Strive and his favourite quote is possibly ‘The greatest failure of all is the failure to try’ (William A Ward). Greg’s coaching philosophy is to guide people to be the best they can and to enjoy the journey.


Andy has recently returned to Epsom District Swimming Club as it was the starting point for his swimming and then coaching career. Having previously coached for EDSC between 2010-13, he went on to complete his Level 3 Coaching qualification and moved to Guildford City Swimming Club. Andy continued to coach numerous County, Regional and National medallists whilst at Guildford City Swimming Club. Since 2017, he has been applying his coaching skills to a primary school in Chelsea as the Head of Sport.

In Andy’s personal life, he enjoys swimming for fitness having reached County and South East standards in his own swimming career. Before making the switch to competing in Open Water and Triathlon events, qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (October 2013/ 2014) as well as achieving a Sub 3hr Marathon PB in the London Marathon (April 2014/ 2015).



As an ex-swimmer I love being in the swimming world and part of the EDSC community. Many years ago, as an age group swimmer, I competed at national level for 5 years, Olympic trials and I was selected to compete in 3 international meets. My proudest moments representing UK in the pool. 

Following retiring from competition, swimming has remained my lifelong passion. I’ve been involved teaching lifeguarding, coaching squad swimmers and never tire of the scientific & professional developments in the competitive swimming world. I am a qualified coach and since joining EDSC, when my daughter choose competitive swimming,  I was persuaded to train as an official - now as a qualified J2/starter I love officiating too! 

I also volunteer as a member of the EDSC Committee and Treasurer. 



I have been a member of EDSC competitive squads for 7 years and currently swim in the Performance squad. I qualified as an assistant coach ( Level 1) 2 years ago and have enjoyed coaching A1 and A2. I am looking forward to taking my level 2  coach qualification as soon as I’m 18. I currently have offers to study Sports Science at Loughborough and Birmingham Universities,  from the Autumn. I look forward to brining this knowledge back to EDSC.  to help all the swimmers perform.