Meet Our Coaches

Head Coach

Jamie Irvine is our Head Coach. Jamie oversees the coaching programme across the club, and has responsibility for coaching our Performance and our Senior Competitive squads.















Assistant Head Coach

Tom Sullivan is our Assistant Head Coach. Tom is responsible for coaching across a number of squads at Watford and is directly responsible for coaching the Junior Competitve Squad. He also leads our land training programme.


Squad Coaches

Claire Houchin coaches our Development 2 & 3 Squads. Claire has been an important part of Watford Swimming Club for many years, and has seen lots of her swimmers develop into County, Regional and National swimmers.



Claire Houchin our Junior development coach


Jack Ryan supports Jamie, Tom and Claire in coaching their squads.


Jeremy Irvine is our Open Water Squad Coach.


Assistant Coaches

We also are proud to have enthusiastic and knowledgeable assistant coaches at Watford. These coaches give up their own time to support our squad coaches in delivering quality and productive training sessions. All of our assistant coaches are Level 2 qualified.

Alan Coldwell is a highly experienced coach who supports Tom and Jamie 


Alan Coldwell our assistant coach for Performance


Jeremy Irvine is a highly experienced coach and supports all of our squad coaches.



Poolside Helpers

In addition to our qualfiied coaches, we have a team of poolside helpers who assist with coaching sessions, all of whom have DBS and Swim England Safeguarding qualifications.