Jon Wills - Head Coach.  National Potential Squad and Regional Age Squad Coach

Description:   Jon joined Soundwell Swimming Club in April 2012. He was the clubs first Assistant Head Coach and in 2015
   was appointed Head Coach. He is a former National swimmer from Kelly College and Bath University. Jon is
   currently a Level 3 Coach 
who has completed a BSc Sports Performance degree and is also a qualified personal
   trainer, strength and conditioning consultant and sports masseuse. Jon has coached multiple swimmers to
   British & English National level during his successful coaching career with Soundwell Swimming Club. He is a
   great believer in quality before quantity.


Paul Laughey - County Age and Youth Squad and Regional Potential Squad Coach

  Paul became involved with the club through his own children. Initially Paul served on the committee, where he
  guided the club to achieving Swim21 status for the first time. He began to help poolside in 2005. Paul continued
  to develop his coaching skills assisting with the age group squads alongside previous Head Coach Eric
  Henderson and John Scanlon. Paul took over the age group squad in 2009 and since then has helped develop
  many swimmers from County to Regional level. Paul is currently a Level 2 coach who has completed an
  additional diploma in applied sports psychology. Paul can always be found on poolside at open meets
  and championship events assisting with pre and post swim briefings – something Soundwell coaches have
  always considered important for all swimmers.

Ashley Barnett - County Development Squad Coach


  Ashley is a vital member of the coaching team and is lead coach for the junior and development squads. He also
  assists throughout the whole club. He was a former Western County qualifier with the club who still trains and
  still competes when called upon.




Simon Gale - Competition Skills and Skills Development Squad Co-Coach



Emma Dodd - Skills Development Squad Co-Coach

  Emma is a Level 1 swimming coach, and is also our Learn to Swim Co-ordinator.  Emma's three children swim at
  the Club and she is a passionate supporter of the Club.  Emma's volunteering work was recognised in 2021
  when she was awarded the South West Regional Engagement Innovation award for her fundraising activities
  during COVID lockdown.  She can be found poolside as co-coach for our Skills Development squad, as well as
  supporting our Head Coach with the senior squads.




Poolside Support to Coaches

Alison Dodd

Steve Witcombe