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About Us

#Halestorm

Halesowen Swimming Club were founded in 1963 and our home pool is Halesowen Leisure Centre on Pool Road in Halesowen. 

Club night is a Friday and this caters for everyone! From Learn to Swim with Claire all the way up to competitive National level swimmers and even the odd masters swimmer every now and then

Meet the Team

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How did you get into coaching?

I began covering and assisting at sessions six years ago, as the team captain. I slowly took on more and more responsibility within the team leading sessions and creating new session plans. 

 

In May 2019, I became assistant head coach and sought to bring about true structure. I created a new annual training plan for the seniors & juniors - arranged around our strategic competition calendar, while also developing a new and up to date squad structure.

 

In December 2019, I was promoted to head coach where I was then able to implement my plans completely. 

Josh Bradley

Head Coach

SE Senior Coaching Qualification

I was a National level swimmer for over a decade, setting County and Midland records in the process and reaching British top ten status on numerous occasions.

 

Over my career, I competed at Nationals in all four strokes both individually and as part of a team. I also enjoyed competing at British and Scottish International meets, racing against swimmers from all over Europe.

 

My event preference was for sprint/middle distance events, particularly the 100 IM, but have also enjoyed open water swimming for many years and in 2021 completed an ultra-marathon by swimming the length of Lake Windermere - 11 miles.

In 2022, I returned to National competition in the 5K half marathon open water event.

I also coach for the second team & the distance squad at the University of Birmingham, am a Regional skills coach and the Worcester County Development coach.  

In 2021, the Swimgainz journey began with my friend (and co HSC coach), Ryan. 
Our method & approach at Swimgainz is revolutionising the way swimmers and coaches nationwide work together and improve their techniques.

Favourite Event/Stroke?

100 IM and the 200 IM

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Andy Butler

Assistant Teacher (Level 1) - LTS Widths & Juniors
Masters Coordinator

I have been a member of the club for most of my life. I saw success as teenager as a breaststroker where I qualified for nationals in the 200 and as a part of our biathlon team.

I still swim regularly and lead our masters swimmers.

 

I also enjoy teaching our young swimmers as part of LTS widths and in our Foundation squad who are just starting out on their journey.

Favorite Event/Stroke

Breaststroke

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Liane Fowkes

Teacher (Level 2) - Juniors

I love sport. I’ve swum for GB Police and West Midlands Police and participated in many World Games.

 

I made the under 18’s National selection at Netball, then picked up a knee injury which I never recovered from. I played tennis and swam at county level.

How did you get into coaching?

I’m a swimmer, even now! I was a Lifeguard at Halesowen Leisure Centre and eventually became a Swimming Teacher there.

 

I taught children and adults to swim at Halesowen LC for many years. 24 years later my daughter started swimming with Halesowen Swim Club, and I offered to teach/coach. It’s much more rewarding than spectating!

Favourite Event/Stroke?

100 IM

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Paul Fiddler

Assistant Teacher

(Level 1) - Juniors

How did you get into coaching?

My daughters & nieces have both been training at the club since they were very young.

 

I stepped up to assist the teachers & coaches poolside to increase my own understanding of the sport and help the ace kids who make up such a brilliant and special team.

Favourite Event/Stroke?

Relays

In-pool & Poolside Assistants

Ellie Mellor
Erin Kelly
Issy Sykes
Olivia Fiddler
Sophie Dominick
Jake Gillon
Marcus Matthews

Swimmers wishing to volunteer as part of their DofE please speak to the head coach.

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Audrey Hackett

Captain

Favourite Event/Stroke?

50m & 100m Front crawl

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Julie Egerton

Associate Teacher
Teacher (Level 2) - LTS & Juniors

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Regan Whitehouse

Teacher (Level 2) - LTS & Juniors

I am a swim teach for Dudley Leisure and officiate regularly at competitions & open meets as a J2.

I am currently in the process of completing my starter certification.

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Ade Worton

Coach (Level 2) - Seniors

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Marc Soulsby

Coach (Level 3) - Seniors
 

 

I am the Head Coach of Chase swimming club in Cannock and run a LTS program with Tim called Millennium Wasps.

I have held senior coach positions at many clubs over the years including Warley Wasps, Oldbury, Stourbridge as well as the former Worcester County Coach.

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Jordan Beale

Teacher (Level 2) 
Assistant Coach (Level 1) - Seniors

I teach swimming for Sandwell Leisure and assist with the Transition squad at HSC. 

I was a former national swimmer in the 100 fly.



Favorite Event/Stroke

Butterfly

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Ryan Bloomer

Teacher (Level 2) - Juniors
 

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