Coaching Team

All coaching staff are qualified ASA swimming coaches/teachers, and are fully police checked in relation to working with children. In order to maintain the best training environment for each child, the coaching staff are all committed to using their knowledge of swimming in a positive and enthusiastic fashion, and by adhering to the ATSC Code of Conduct.
Dan Jacobs

Dan Jacobs

Head Coach

Biography to follow shortly.

Neil Turner

Neil Turner

Early Squad Coach

I have been involved with ATSC since 2009 when my two children started swimming with the club. Initially I was a parent in the viewing gallery but offered to help poolside after a couple of months (it’s not scary!). Helping poolside is a great way to understand the dynamics of swimming which I found helpful with the progression of my own children through the club. I have been the Early Squad Coach since 2012 and hold ASA Level 2 Teaching qualification as well as Team Manager Level 1. It’s great to see swimmers progress through the squad, not just in their swimming but also to see them develop confidence in their own abilities and self-discipline to aim to achieve their goals. Outside of the club I enjoy mountain bike riding (if not too cold… or wet…) and gardening.

Clive Bates

Clive Bates

Coach, Performance Squad

I am an ex-competitive swimmer and still occasionally race for ATSC and Kent in Masters competitions. I am the lead coach for the Performance (County) Squad swimmers who train on a Monday evening and Thursday morning. I swam competitively for ATSC from the age of 8 to 19 years during which time I was a winner at Kent County Championships, a Regional finalist on numerous occasions and competed at the British National Championships every year bar one from 2001 to 2008 making two finals.

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