COACH PROFILE

1. Your Coaching Journey

I started coaching to avoid the boredom of watching my son Ollie swim when we were with Bushey Swimming Club. What started with ‘could you just help for half hour on a Sunday’ soon became a real passion and interest. I moved with Ollie to Watford in 2011 where I coached with Terry Davies before running the original ‘regional squad’ with another coach. I have currently taken more of a back seat due to work commitments but still enjoy assisting where I can.

 

2. Qualifications

I hold level 1&2 in both teaching and coaching. 

 

3. Why do you like to coach/philosophy

I get genuine pleasure in developing and motivating young people in sport. I know how impactive a positive role model can be and how it translates to other areas of their lives. 

 

4. Swimming Background

Probably the less said about this the better! I swam breaststroke at county school level only.

 

5. What do you like to do in your spare time?

What spare time! When I’m not being a full time Detective Inspector and Mum to two swimmers and travelling round the country watching Ollie, I enjoy reading and going exploring in ‘Gordon’ the motorhome with my family.