Senior Coaches

Head Coach

Tom Elgar


Tom is a former swimmer of Maxwell and has come right the way through the club and has now come back to take the Head Coach role. Tom has been coaching for 8 years starting off working at The Royal Wolverhampton School Swimming Club where he has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach alongside some of the best coaches in Britain.


During his time there he has coached multiple National medallists, European Junior medallists and two swimmers that went onto compete at the Olympics one of which managed to win gold! 



Tom is now looking to use the knowledge he has gained and his passion for his home club to drive Maxwell onto bigger and better things and guide the swimmers to achieve their dreams and hopefully more. 

Along with all the coaches Tom has guided the club to top club at the ONB County Championships 2023.











Aylesbury Age Group Coach

Bill Elgar


Bill is a legend here at Maxwell, having coached, mentored and developed swimming talent for more than 10 years. His cheerful and ever happy demeanor do not detract from his outstanding record of coaching, all the way to British Nationals and beyond.  Bill has international experience having  been selected as a National Team swimming coach for the Great Britain disability swim team.

Bill is the lead coach for the Aylesbury branch of the club, in conjunction with Tom, overseeing the development of swimmers from the end of​ Academy through to his Regional. He leads up our Aylesbury based County and Regional squads.

Along with Danni, he guided our 13 and under swimmers of the club to the Top Junior Club Trophy for the ONB County Championships in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

Academy Lead Coach

Danielle Richards



Danni is a previous ex-Maxwell Swim Club National Qualifying swimmers, swimming swim the club for 10 years before transitioning into her coaching role.

Danni shows a great desire and want to be a great coach, supporting Noel with the Performance Squad sessions, while getting involved with all parts of the club to ensure the transition of our Academy Swimmers into the Development Squads is efficient and seemless tocontinue to produce the best possible swimmers.

Danni is charged with overseeing the development and execution of the Maxwell Academy programme. She oversees the management of bronze, silver, gold, platinum and junior development and writing and implementing (along with the squad coaches) the scheme of work for these groups. 

Along with Bill, she guided our 13 and under swimmers of the club to the Top Junior Club Trophy for the ONB County Championships in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

Buckingham Age Group Coach

Kenji McDade



We are delighted that Kenji McDade has joined the coaching team over at Buckingham Swan and Stowe taking the senior squads as their permanent new coach.

After being a swimmer for a number of years at Maxwell, and having taken a step back at the end of last season from competing, Kenji has refocused his attentions on becoming a coach. With a wealth of experience and success in his swimming career, Kenji is keen to pass his knowledge onto the next generation of swimmers.