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. Whilst in the USA, he coached at the club responsible for training Charlie Houchin; who went on to win a gold medal for the USA in the 2012 Olympics for the 4x200m relay event.
Dan joined Thanet Swim Club in 2014 as Head Coach, having previously worked as an assistant coach with Guildford Swimming Club, where he worked with Josh Williamson in the training of Marco Loughran; leading up to London 2012.

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

Keiron Piper
21951217722_1cc9b62242_kKeiron is Level 2 Coach qualified.  He joined the club in 2015 as an assistant coach to the Performance Squads.
Keiron was one of the club’s National-level competitors and has brought this winning mentality to the swimmers through his coaching.


Jordan Honour
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.

Junior Performance Squad

Arthur Lawlor
LAWLOR Arthur (2017-09-23)
Arthur has provided support to Thanet Swim Club for a number of years. During his time at Southampton Solent University he coached the City of Southampton Swimming Club’s Junior Squad and graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching. Arthur is a Level 2 Swim Coach as well as a Strength & Conditioning coach.

Claire Miles
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.



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.


Competition Squads

Kenny Boyd – Lead Coach
21973135081_29334a4218_kKenny is the Competition Squad Lead Coach. He Provides training to both junior and senior squads under the British Swimming long term athlete development  programme, Kenny brings together performance training with emphasis on skills development. Kenny is Level 2 Coaching and Teaching Aquatics qualified.

Mandie Dale
Mandie has been coaching for a number of years, previously with Margate Swimming club. Mandie coaches the younger swimmers providing technique training. Mandie is 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:

Cathy Macartney:  Cathy has been coaching with the club for many years. Cathy is Level 1 Coach and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualified.
George Andrew
Donna Dyer
Michelle Fuller
Russ Haffenden
Lyanne Hardy
Kate Langford
Louise Mathema
Ian Thrower


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