Youth Performance Squad

Dan Cross – Head Coach
cross-dan (2018-07-03) sqOriginally 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 participated in the England coach 2024 programme.

Age Group Performance Squad

Jordan Honour – Lead Coach and Assistant Head Coach
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Jordan has swam with the club since he was 6 years old. He was a National medallist and British Championships competitor. Jordan moved into coaching in 2018 working with most of our squads. He is a Level 2 Coach (Training Level 3) and is also Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.

Support Coaches

Alan Londesbrough – Lead Coach and Assistant Head Coach
londebrough-alan (2018-10-17) sqAlan 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.

Claire Miles – Lead Coach
21340615214_9b89277829_k.jpgClaire has been coaching with our Junior Squad swimmers for the past 10 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 and Assistant Head Coach

Support Coaches

Lisa Porreca

George Andrews

Junior Transition Squad

Sam Woodard – Lead Coach
Sam has been coaching with the club since 2019, Sam was a National Level swimmer and is Level 2 Coach.

Junior Competition

Gail Crompton – Lead Coach

Gail has been involved with the club for many years, previously running our intro squad. Gail is Level 2 Coach and Teaching Aquatics

Development Squad

Sue Jones – Lead Coach
2018-12-24 - jones sueSue 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

Lisa Porreca – Lead Coach

Lisa joined Thanet Swim Club in 2019 and is the Lead Coach for the club’s Academy Squads.  Lisa is Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.

Retired Coaches:

John White (Retired December 2017)
21340383244_5e4bb2842e_k.jpgJohn 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.


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