SWIMMING COACHING TEAM

MARTIN LITTLEFAIR  

(HEAD COACH)

Having started swimming from a young age Martin has been swimming for many years starting at club level all the way through up to international level representing England on 2 different occasions. Amongst these achievements he made multiple appearances at County, Regional, and National level standard competitions as well as being a member of the Swansea ITC between 2010 -2012. 

Martin has been a member of Seagulls swimming club since 2014 starting of as a voluntary coach helping out before taking over as the assistant head coach 6 months later. Fast forward 3 years and gap year travelling he became head coach at the end of 2017. Martin's aim is to help push every swimmer to be the best they can be as well as enjoying the process and experiences that are made. 

Qualifications

  • ASA LVL 1 & LVL 2 Swimming Coach 
  • Swim England - LVL 3 Senior Swimming Coach
  • Swim England - LVL 2 Open Water Swimming Coach
  • ASA LVL 1 Swim Teacher
  • Sports and Exercise Science - LVL 3
  • AASE - Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence 
  • Sports Coaching Award - LVL 2 & HSLA 
  • Sports and Exercise Science LVL 3

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach Seagulls Swimming club since 2017
  • Over 10 Years Coaching Experience
  • Dorset Inter County - Assistant Coach - 2018 
  • Dorset Inter County - Head Coach - 2022
  • Swim England Dorset County Pathway - Skills Coach 2015
  • Swim England Dorset County Pathway - Head Coach - 2022-23 / 2023 - 24
  • Swim England South West Regional Pathway - Skills Coach - 2022-23
  • Swim England National Pathway - Skills Coach 23-24
  • Coached County, Regional & National Medalists

 

 


ANAND VAITHILINGAM

( LEAD COACH )

 

Anand started learning swimming very young due to his unique learning style / energy that found himself proceed into club swimming as well. As a swimmer Anand managed to compete at a county level and also played Water Polo in which he was part of the national training at Millfield school.

With the multiple sports that Anand has experienced over the years he has worked with many amazing coaches and has learnt a lot from these coaches to be able to adapt his sessions to swimmers that he coaches to get the very best out of each swimmer.

 

Qualifications 

  • Swim England - Teaching Aquatics LvL 1
  • Swim England -  Teaching Aquatics LvL 2
  • Swim England - Coaching Aquatics - Lvl 1
  • Swim England - Swim Coach Award (Lvl 2)

Coaching Experience

  • Over 10 years of Coaching ranging from - Teaching / 1-2-1s / Club Swimming & Masters
  • Pregulls Lead Coach for over 5 years
  • Development in Pregulls has been able to double in size since taking over
  • Swim England Dorset County Pathway - Skills coach - 2022-23
  • Swim England South West Regional Pathway - Skills Coach - 2023-24

 

 


EVE GOLDSACK

(LEAD COACH)

Eve started swimming with Seagulls when she was 10 and fell in love with the sport. She worked her way through the squads which allowed her to compete at County, Regional and National level. Eve took some time out from swimming to go to university and travel. Once she had graduated from Loughborough University, Eve knew she wanted to be involved in the sport again so returned to coaching. Eve’s aim as a coach is to inspire a love for the sport and get as many people to enjoy swimming as possible.

Qualifications 

  • Swim England - Assistant Coach Award (Lvl 1)
  • Swim England - Swim Coach Award ( Lvl 2)

Coaching Experience

  • Multiple years coaching within seagulls
  • Swim England Dorset County Pathway - Skills coach - 2023-24

LIBBY BELL

(SWIMMING COACH)

Libby has always loved swimming, learning to swim at a young age and becoming a club swimmer in London. When her boys were young, she decided to change careers from being in the Police and was drawn back to swimming. Qualifying as a Swimming teacher in 2013 She has taught swimming at all levels, from ‘Mum and Babies’  Preschool, Learn to Swim, School swimming to competitive swimming for private swim schools and classes at David Lloyd.

Swimming Qualification

  • STA Swimming Teaching Award
  • STA Swimming Teaching Certificate
  • STA Swimming Teaching Baby and Preschool
  • STA School Swimming
  • SE Assistant Swimming Coach
  • SE swimming Coach (Lvl 2)
 
Coaching Experience 

Libby has over 10 years of coaching experience having started as a volunteer coach at Seagulls with Pregulls in 2013 and has moved up through squads the club alongside her sons and now assists and cover coaches for all squads. Libby loves taking the Swimmers to meets and Galas of all levels from Novice leagues to Regional level.
 
 

 

SUPPORT COACHES

ABI WALES

CLAIRE TRELIVING