Our Team

We have a whole host of coaches and teachers with varying swimming teaching, coaching and lifesaving qualifications and experience. Supported by an administration team who deal with all Learn to Swim paperwork, competition entries, and all day-to-day routine elements that help the whole club operate smoothly.


Carole Penfold MBE


Carole joined Jersey Swimming Club in the 1970s. Julie became an Island Champ in 1979 when she won 4 out of 5 of the available events. Carole was Vice President in 1986 but took a break from membership when her daughters stopped swimming.
She has seen the club move to the Aqua splash and to Langford and has been involved in the growth of lessons. She became President in 2009. Carole maintains that the growth of the Club is down to the excellent team of coaches and teachers who are all dedicated to the sport and says "Having been founded in 1865 it is the duty of all members to pass the thriving club on to the next generation".

Qualifications: Qualified ASA Referee, Qualified First Aider


Bill Davies

Head of Aquatics / Vice President

One of our long-term swimming coaches with heaps of experience. Bill has gone through the ranks of teaching but not concentrates on the Squads and Masters. You may also find Bill in the Market selling his wares in his fruit and veg stall or find him down the beach when there is a good surf.

Certifications: Level 2 Coach, NPLQ Lifeguard.

Andy Aird

Assistant Coach

As well as coaching Squads Andy is also a Gymnastic coach so has gained a huge amount of experience coaching children in these two highly technical sports. Andy generally works with Junior competitive swimmers but also takes the Dolphin lanes at our late Family session on Fridays at Aqua splash.

Ailie Brown

Team Manager

As one of our most experienced teachers and now a qualified coach, Ailie finds herself working across many areas of the club in a teaching or coaching role. Ailie is also Team Manager - in charge of competitions. This involves liaising with ASA, event licensing, signing swimmers up for events and ensuring everything is above board, then relaying all information to all relevant club members.

Certifications: ASA Level Two Teacher, ASA Level 2 Coach, ASA Aquafit Teacher, NPLQ Lifeguard, Qualified Judge Level 2, Committee Member


Elaine Travers

Vice President / Welfare Officer

Elaine works mainly with adults on Wednesday evening. She has a keen interest in helping those adults who have not yet discovered the pleasure and sense of freedom and relaxation that swimming can bring. As well as teaching some of our very young swimmers in our late Family session at Aqua splash on Friday evenings - she is always on hand to step in and help where-ever needed and is a solid addition to our teaching family group. Elaine is the Island's designated Officials officer

Certifications: First Aider, Qualified ASA Referee


Serena Talbot

Level Two Teacher

Serena came through our Learn to Swim Programme to competitive swimming.

Certifications: NPLQ Lifeguard

Sam Kemp

Level One Teacher

Sam is also a mum of two girls who are swimmers - one at Dolphin & the other at Junior Squad level. A sports person herself, Sam competed in Triathlon at two Island Games, medalling on both occasions. She also represented Great Britain at the Triathlon World Champs as an age group athlete. She brings experience of competition to our young enthusiasts







Thea Greber

Level Two Teacher

Thea came through our Learn to Swim Programme to competitive swimming.

Certifications: NPLQ Lifeguard




Claire Le Fondre

Swim Assistant

Currently swimming in our competitive squad.

Alexander Germain

Swim Assistant

Currently swimming in our competitive squad.

Joshua Talbot

Swim Assistant

Currently swimming in our competitive sqaud.


Sarah Anne Foot

Level Two Teacher

Sarah is one or our more experienced teachers but due to an exciting role with the Ambulance she has to reduce the number of lessons she is able to do. However, she remains a vital member of the teaching team and hopefully we will have greater use of her expertise in the future.


Amelia Maddison

NPLQ Lifeguard

Amelia came through our Learn to Swim programme to finally compete in our competitive squad.