Youth Performance Squad

Dan Cross – Head Coach

Originally from Winchester, Dan started his swimming career at the young age of 8, during the height of his competitive carer he competed up to National Level (mainly in backstroke).  Graduating from Worcester University with a degree in Sports and Exercise, specialising in strength and conditioning Dan continued to swim for the university team, which is where he began his coaching career.  Dan has worked with many Olympic swim coaches in Florida, California as well as in the UK. Dan joined Thanet Swim Club in 2014 as Head Coach, having previously worked as an assistant coach with Guildford Swimming Club. Dan is a Level 3 coach and was chosen to coach with Team GB at the Breaststroke post World Championships camp in 2015.  He has also been selected into the England coach 2024 programme.

Age Group Performance Squad

Alan Londesbrough – Lead Coach
2018-10-17 17.11.22Alan joined Thanet Swim Club in October 2018.  Prior to this Alan coached at Black Lion SC for 10 years and was Head Coach since June 2015. Alan is a Level 2 Swim Coach for both pool and open water disciplines. Alan is a retired Police Officer. He is also former swimmer, reaching National level with City of Leeds Swimming Club, he has also competed in open water racing.

Junior Performance Squad

Claire Miles – Lead Coach

21340615214_9b89277829_kClaire has been working with our Junior Squad swimmers for the past 4 years, delivering stamina and skills based training. Claire is Level 2 Coaching and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.



Senior Competition Squad

Jordan Honour – Lead Coach
HONOUR Jordan (2017-06-10)
Jordan has swam with the club since he was 6 years old.
He is a National medallist and British Championships competitor. Jordan is Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.Kenny Boyd – Lead Coach



Junior Competition Squad

Cathy Macartney – Lead Coach

Cathy has been coaching with the club for many years. Cathy is Level 1 Coach and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.



Development Squad

Sue Jones – Lead Coach
Sue JonesSue has lead the delivery of teaching technique improvement to the club’s non-competitive swimmers since 2014.  A keen swimmer herself, Sue has been a Master’s swimmer since 1997 and has represented Thanet at the East Invicta Masters Championships. Sue is Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified and also teaches with the Your Leisure Swim School.

Stephanie Groombridge
Stephanie supports Sue in teaching our non competitive swimmers. Stephanie is Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified and also teaches with the Your Leisure Swim School.

Sue Groombridge
Sue is Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.

Academy Squad

Kim Latham – Lead Coach
LATHAM-Kim (2016-09-11)
Kim joined Thanet Swim Club in 2011 (having previously coached at all levels at Dover Lifeguards Club).  Kim is Lead Coach for the club’s Academy Squad.  Kim is Level 2 Coaching and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified. Kim’s twin daughters swim with the club – Katie represented GB Juniors in 2013.

Supporting Coaches:

George Andrew
Michelle Fuller
Russ Haffenden
Lyanne Hardy
Louise Mathema
Ian Thrower

Retired Coaches:

John White (Retired December 2017)
21340383244_5e4bb2842e_kJohn dedicated his life to coaching swimming since his youngest daughter joined Margate Swimming Club at the age of 6.  Over his extensive career spanning 43 years of coaching swimming, John worked for Margate Swimming Club, Herne Bay Swimming Club and has been with Thanet Swim Club since its formation.


Keiron Piper  has taken on the Role of Head Coach at Sevenoaks SC.
Arthur Lawlor has moved on to Millfield.

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