Qualifying Times 
All Ages:557 
Age Group:52 
Short Course:11 
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Stratford Sharks Swimming Club
Stratford Sharks Swimming Club
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Head Coach

Kim Mortimer - Contact

Kim who is a ASA Level 3 Coach, is the Senior Performance Squad Coach. She joined Stratford Swimming Club when she was 9 years old and competed in both Junior & Senior Leagues. Kim started teaching in our Learn to Swim section in 2000 before going off to University in 2003 to take a degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. After completing her PGCE she became a PE teacher whilst coaching in a number of Junior positions at Stratford Sharks. Having recently finished a Masters Degree in Coaching at Loughborough University, Kim was appointed Head Coach from 1st June 2017

Assistant Head Coach

Yvonne Caswell - Contact

Coach Caswell is the Assistant Head Coach. Yvonne, who is a Level 2 Coach, leads the JDS & JP squads providing support & advice to the coaches responsible for the Junior Development groups in order to ensure continued progression through to the Performance Pathway, the Competitive Pathway or Club Pathway. Any squad movements within the Junior Development groups will be referred by the squad coaches to Yvonne. Yvonne is an experienced coach and also swam competitively with Avon Neptunes and Stratford Sharks when she was younger.

Head of Juniors

Alison Ireland - Contact

Alison is a Junior Development coach working with the Junior Development 1 & 2 Squads. Alison is a ASA Level 2 Teacher & Level 2 Coach, and her daughters, Annabel and Georgie swim with the club.

Academy - Teacher/Coach

Annette Statham - Contact

Annette is a STA Level 2 Teacher and has taught swimmers for a number of years both in the UK and the Gulf. Annette's son Luke currently swims with the Academy Group. Annette is Head of Academy Swimming and is responsible for swimmers progression through the Academy group to the Junior Development Phase.

Junior Development Coach

Josh Newman - Contact

Josh is a ASA Level 2 Teacher & Level 1 Coach. Josh is a long time member of the club, still swims competitively with the club and competes as a triathlete in National Competitions.

Volunteer Coaches & Helpers

At Stratford Sharks we are very lucky to have an Army of Helpers and Volunteers - Amongst these are: 

Mike Wardle

SLC Friday & Sunday Evenings
Junior & Senior Club

The Academy Crew