Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ross McGarvie

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.


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)


Amanda Newman
Georgina Vane

I joined chalfont otters at the age of 8, as a swimmer and have continued to swim, qualifying for Counties, Regionals and Nationals in the recent years. I have recently qualified as a level 1 swimming coach and have started to direct my time into coaching instead of swimming. I have been coaching for nearly 2 years and have really enjoyed coaching the younger swimmers. Covid-19 hasn’t helped with my progression into qualifying as a level 2 coach, however I hope to qualify in the near future.

Emma Button

I have been involved with Chalfont Otters for many years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time. I started off as a swimmer back in 2010 and then qualified and began coaching in 2017.  


Qualifications: level 1 and 2 swim teaching

                     Level 1 coaching (online completed, in person part on hold due to covid)


email: [email protected]

Jessica Blackman
Emilie Ratcliff
Jack Eden
Hugo Lane
Joshua Vaughan
Lucy Villiers
Zebina George
Board of Directors