Coaching Team

Nigel Hitchcock is the Head Coach for the club and also leads PS1 and PS2 squads.  He is a qualified Level 3 Coach.  Nigel's experience and commitment to the Club has helped maintain the year on year task of developing swimmers of all abilities across the Club in order to remain a competitive club at County and Team competitions.


Pete Moles is the Lead Coach for Development Squad. He focuses on delivering a programme that improves swimmers stroke and skills technique, whilst also increasing their aerobic endurance, preparing them for success at competitive races. He loves helping swimmers achieve their potential, learn to love the sport and make some happy memories. 


Sarah Vanlint assists Pete coaching Development Squad and is also a qualified Official.  Having swum competitively when she was younger Sarah now loves helping and encouraging others to enjoy swimming and competing


James Willis is the lead coach for our training squads. Together with other members of the coaching team, James encourages our younger swimmers to improve their swimming technique and develop their racing speed.

Chris Richards is a PS3 Coach. His daughter has been a member of EGSC since 2014. He has obtained the ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics in November 2015 and has been supporting the PS3 Lead Coach since obtaining this qualification. He also helps out with time keeping at Club Championships. Chris used to swim to County level with Dorking and Shiverers Swimming Club and currently swim to keep fit and compete in the odd triathlon for fun

Jenny Chapman is the PS3 Lead Squad Coach. Jenny has been swimming since age seven reaching a national level and representing Nottingham University at the British University Championships. Having coached both disabled and able-bodied young people, I currently hold a Level 2 teaching qualification and attended the GB National Young Coaches academy aged 17. I am passionate about improving the technique and skills of swimmers and maximising their potential. It is important to me that every swimmer has the chance to be the best they possibly can be as well as enjoying the sport.

Laura Howson is a Training Squad Teacher. She also swims with the club in PS1 so brings a wealth of swimming knowledge to the team.

Barney Ross is a Training Squad Coach. He also swims with the club in PS1.

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