Maidenhead Amateur Swimming Club's coaching team is passionate about supporting and challenging swimmers to perform at their very best. Meet our coaches here: 

 
Paul Lloyd  - Lead Performance Coach
 
“INSPIRE ATHLETES TO DRIVE THEMSLEVES TO SUCCEED AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BY PROVIDING A TRAINING ENVIRONMENT WHERE SUCCESS IS INEVITABLE”
 
Paul was born in Nottinghamshire at Kings Mill Hospital, which many years later became the birth place of another great influence on British Swimming, Rebecca Adlington. Paul spent his childhood in South Africa where he developed a great love for sport and the outdoors, his favourite sports being football and swimming.
 
Paul has been coaching swimming for the best part of 30 years, his first appointment as head coach was at Slough from where he joined Maidenhead as head coach in 2009.
As a coach Paul has developed swimmers to senior and junior International standard in both swimming and para-swimming, his achievments include:-
 
Coaching Tom Dean to GB team and International success at Junior & Senior level
Multiple National Age Group qualifiers
Multiple National Age Group finalists and medal winners
Consistent development of swimmers onto International, National, Regional and County development programmes
 
Paul also works with the Swim England National Talent Development coaching team and is part of a very select group of coaches on British Swimming’s flagship “Coach 2024” program. At a regional level he is a member of the South East Coaches forum, and on an individual level he holds the ASA Senior Coach qualification.
 
Outside the pool Paul works tirelessly to develop very strong partnerships with the clubs stakeholders, including the local authority & leisure providers, Swim England, British Swimming, disability groups, local schools & community groups.
 
To contact Paul please email  [email protected]

 

 

Alex Vine  - Lead Junior Performance Development Coach

“PAVING THE ROAD FOR YOU (THE SWIMMER) TO GET THERE”

Alex started swimming at the age of 7 competing through Counties, Southern Counties (now known as Regionals) and then at Nationals where he took 4 silvers and a bronze. Alex also competed at the World School Champs and Junior European Champs for Great Britain.

Alex’s coaching journey started at 15 as a volunteer before becoming a fully professional coach at the age of 21 at Wycombe District Swimming Club, in 2012 he moved to Windsor Swimming Club as assistant head coach then moving to Maidenhead in 2015 from where he has never looked back.

Throughout his coaching career Alex has developed numerous swimmers to county, regional and national level and this was recognised in 2017 when he was appointed County Assistant Coach. The following year he became County Head Coach, then in 2019 was selected to coach on the SE Regional Development Program also that year Alex was selected to coach on the National Development Program and then in 2020 he was put on the Swim England Coaching mentoring program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Rolls - Performance Coach

 “DON’T STOP!!!!  WHEN EVERYONE ELSE HAS FINISHED IT’S TIME TO DO IT AGAIN”

 

Ian’s association with Maidenhead came first through being coached, to great success in triathlon by Paul, at Slough, and then becoming a coach himself at Maidenhead. Over the years Ian has coached most of the different squads and holds an un rivalled knowledge of the various stages the swimmers go through.

As a coach Ian has worked with athletes at the National Sports Centre in Bisham supporting them through a number of international endurance events. Ian is a level 3 REP’s coach in personal & group training and heads up Maidenhead’s land training program.

In the pool Ian is an ASA level 2 coach, and has coached swimmers of all ages to achieve county, regional and national qualification times. Ian is a coach who takes great pride and enjoyment out of getting the best out of each and every swimmer in his squad. He takes just as much pride from coaching his swimmers through a tough training set at 6am on a Sunday morning as he does watching them on an international podium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Withers - Masters & Age Group Development Coach

“DO EVERYTHING WITH REASON AND PURPOSE, ALL WITH THE  ATHLETE'S BEST INTEREST AT HEART”

 

Luke has swum competitively since he was 9, he moved to Maidenhead as a swimmer just before turning 15 from there he qualified for regional champs and very proudly became club captain at 16.

As soon as Luke joined the club he got involved with coaching as a volunteer, he then became a professional coach in 2017 and is qualified as a Level 2 swim coach. Luke’s main role now is with the junior squads where he helps lead a great team of coaches who are instrumental in nurturing and developing the younger swimmers up into the more senior squads and preparing them for their first experiences with competitive swimming.

Luke also holds Level 3 personal training qualifications, and over the recent challenging times he has run a fantastic land training programme for the younger swimmers helping to keep them fit, focused and engaged with the club and swimming.

At the other end of the age scale, Luke also coaches the Masters, setting great training sessions that really incorporate varying levels of ability and fitness.