“I started with Bluefins in our lessons program, before progressing into Squads when I was 9 at Tadley and then onto the Aquadrome. I was coached by Tom Blakeley and Steve Greenfield – both coaches I now work with at the club”
“I got involved in club swimming when I was 12 with Basingstoke Swimming Club after a friend at school suggested I come along with him. (Ironic as I didn’t like swimming when I was younger and actually thought the line on the bottom was a snake)" Discover More...
Senior Race Squad
"I have been involved in competitive swimming for just shy of 30 years, initially as a competitive swimmer and club captain with Reading Swimming Club, racing to Regional level in a number of events and agonisingly close to Nationals in 200 Brst. My coaching Career started after I finished Uni aged 21".
"I started working in swimming at the age of 13 as a water helper as part of the Bluefins lessons program and progressed through gaining my level 1 and level 2 certificate and becoming a lead teacher. I made the transition into coaching at the age of 16 starting with the development squads and quickly realised I was very passionate about coaching" Discover More...
“I have been involved in competitive swimming for over 40 years, initially
As competitive swimmer with Reading Swimming Club, racing to National Finalist standard in 200 Back & 100 Free. My coaching Career started when I was 18" Discover More...
Skills Academy & Senior Skills and Fitness Squads
"I started swimming in the early 70’s where I joined Basingstoke Swimming Club for a short time, this was back in the day when a Saturday night gala was all about going on the coach with your team mates and stopping for a bag of chips on the way home."
“I have been a member of Bluefins since 2005 when the club was first formed, before that I had been a member of Basingstoke Swimming Club since learning to swim at aged 4. When I was 13 I began water helping as part of the lessons programme before becoming a qualified swimming teacher at 16, shortly after that I also became involved in the coaching side and the rest is history”