Stockton Amateur Swimming Club
Affiliated to the A.S.A, A.S.A North East Region and the N&D A.S.A.
The coaches and Poolside Helpers below have written their reasons for doing what they do, what qualities they feel they bring to the poolside and what qualifications they have to date.
Coaching Manager: Clem Laidler
I am currently the Club Development Secretary for Stockton ASC until May 2015 and have been with the club now for 27 years. Like most of you, I started out just watching my two sons swim, but then moved on to helping out. I progressed to Assistant Coaching Manager when John Thompson left the club and eventually ended up as Coaching Manager. I have a full time job outside of Stockton ASC, but like all of the other Coaches and Volunteers, I do not take any money for the services I provide to the club.
Stockton council voted me ‘Coach of the Year 2010’
I have qualifications as a Level 2 Teacher, Lane Coach, Timekeeper, Coach for disabled People in Sport, Equity in Your Coaching, Coaching Good Practice, Tees Active Sports Coach and Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Coach: Trevor Briggs
England being an Island Nation I believe all children should learn to swim by giving them every opportunity. This includes safety in water. I am able to communicate to the children what is required and to make it an enjoyable experience.
I have Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming and have attended many development programmes run by the ASA.
Coach: Lauren Sinden
After swimming since the age of 6, I felt it was necessary to give something back to the clubs and coaches who helped me. I found that I enjoyed teaching others the skills that were passed on to me. I am thoroughly interested and motivated by learning all I can about the sport. I am dedicated to making the club the best it can be with my fellow volunteers.
I am ASA qualified as Poolside Helper; Level 1 Teacher; Timekeeper; Safeguarding & protecting Children and Emergency Response First Aid. I am currently attending Level 2 teaching & am enrolled on Level 1 Coaching.
I take great pride helping our young swimmers development.
Trainee Coach: Tim Myers
Having watched my 2 sons progress from non-swimming ducklings through to competent swimmers via the kellogs learn to swim scheme, I then found myself watching as a spectator 2 to 3 times a week after they joined Stockton ASC. Since learning that the club was run by volunteers and having seen the immense efforts the volunteers actually put in at training sessions, galas and club activities, I volunteered to help out in any way possible. Initially I joined the committee and then started helping out on poolside during the 30 minutes fun play after Wednesdays training session. I now help Coach the swimmers in various sessions under the watchful eye and guidance of the other coaches.
I like to see the kids enjoying themselves so try to mix training and fun into every session whilst also instilling self confidence and self belief into the swimmers.
I have attended the NSPCC Safeguarding / Protecting Children Course and am qualified to Level 1 Teaching Aquatics
Trainee Coach: Lynn Coleman (Awaiting information)
Trainee Coach : Lynn (Awaiting Information)
Trainee Coach: Andrew Quince (Awaiting Information)
Trainee Coach: Kirsty Quince (Awaiting Information)
Trainee Coach: Jacqui Rogers (Awaiting Information)
Trainee Coach: Katherine Deakin (Awaiting Information)
Trainee Coach: Keith Steele (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Rebecca ‘Camera Shy’ Dixon (Awaiting better photo and information)
Poolside Helper: Nenah Thorman (Awaiting information)
Poolside Helper: Stuart Beeton (Awaiting Photo and information)
Poolside Helper: Sam Moore (Awaiting information)
Poolside Helper: Beth Kelly (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Poppy Crawford (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Bethany Squire (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Hannah Scott (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Charlotte Etherington (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Sam McNiff (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Dale Thomas (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Abel Neish (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Lucy Coates (Awaiting Information)
Poolside Helper: Thomas Holdsworth (Awaiting Photo and information)
Poolside Helper: Adam Horner
I am now a masters swimmer, breaststroke being my speciality. I started to help out in order to achieve my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards. I am polite, generous, helpful, firm but fair and I communicate well with the swimmers.