Coaches are committed to long-term success and sustainability. The Head coach is responsible for the Club's Swim Programme and will work collaboratively and in unison with the Squads Coaches and Otters Management to deliver the Swim High-Performance Plan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balazs Sasvari
Head Coach
 
 
 
Bio will be uploaded very soon. 
 
 
 
 
 
Ross McGarvie
Assistant Head Coach 
 
 
 
 
 
I have been involved in swimming for 14 years, I loved it from a very young age. I have been coaching for 4 years now and thoroughly enjoy it. Going to nationals twice for open water at 15 and 16 years of age was my biggest achievement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Turner

Assistant Head Coach

I joined Chalfont Otters in September 2017 and since then I have been working regularly with the OB, SD and JD squads. I have been a Level 2 Swimming Teacher for 9 years and my experience as a teacher gives me the confidence and knowledge to improve swimmers in the developmental stage of learning. I wanted to get back into the competitive world of swimming after being out of the sport for 6 years.
I swam at 
county, regional, national and international level. My greatest personal achievements would have to be winning a silver and bronze medal for England in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2009 in the 100m and 200m Backstroke. I won 5 national medals and competed in the Olympic Trials in 2008, where I narrowly missed GB Junior Team selection on the 200m Backstroke by 0.06 sec. I have swum internationally in countries such as Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Greece.
My experience as a swimmer has shaped my future career; I now have a Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences, Master of Science in
Sport Psychology and I am currently working towards a PhD in Sport
Psychology.

 

I look forward to gaining my coaching qualifications and becoming more involved with the club as a whole.

Qualifications:

Level 1 & Level 2 Swim Coach (ASA)

Level 1 Diving Coach (ASA)

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (RLSS)

Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor (RLSS)

Pool Plant Operator

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (QYC)

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASA)

NVQ Nutrition (QYC)