Train with the Best
"My name is Hannah Secher and I am head coach of Rugby Synchronised Swimming Club. I coach everyone within the club, but I mostly coach the Junior/Senior Championships and Nationals Squad. I have been coaching for 14 years. Before taking on the role of a coach, I was a swimmer at the club for 10 years. I hold my National and FINA Judge, Swim England/IOS Tutor, Level 2 Coach and I am a member of the Swim England Synchro Leadership Team."
"My name is Linda Peake and I am one of the coaches at Rugby Synchro. I mainly coach the little ones now, I have been coaching at the club for 20 years. I hold my Level 2 Coaching Certificate and my Level 3 Judge. I really enjoy being a coach as I find it very satisfying to see the girls (tiddlers as I call them) grow from being complete novices of the sport and usually very shy, with absolutely no experience to performing in the bigger competitions, and growing into well adjusted, confident young ladies. I am proud to coach the Nemos as their journey started with me. I am also coach for the 13/14/15 Nationals Squad.
"My name is Emilia Walker and I am a coach and swimmer at Rugby Synchronised Swimming Club. I joined the club in 2010 at the age of 11. I still swim weekly to keep myself fit and healthy as well as being coach for the Senior Squad. I have been coaching at the club for 4 years I hold my Level 2 Coach, Level 1 Teacher in Aquatics and Level 2 Judge. I love being a member of the club as I get to train with my friends and I also enjoy passing my knowledge onto other swimmers to help them develop."
"My name is Penny Reed and I have been coaching since 2010. I started coaching when there was a call for parent volunteers. In 2012, right after the London Olympics, I took my Level 2 coaching qualification. I hold my Level 1 Judging Qualification. I don't judge at competitions very often as I prefer to be in the changing rooms supporting my swimmers. I am coach of the 13/14/15 Nationals Squad. I enjoy coaching the free team as I particularly like figure coaching. I enjoy seeing how the girls progress."
"My name is Edina Carroll and I am coach of the 12 and Under Nationals Squad. I have been coaching for years and I hold my Level 2 Coaching Qualification. I really enjoy coaching as I love seeing the girls improve. It is very rewarding as a coaching to watch the swimmers succeed in competitions."
"My name is Katie Huett and I am coach of the Junior Squad. I have been coaching for 3 years and hold my Level 2 Coaching Qualification. I love watching the girls' ability improve, which in turn improves their confidence. Before coaching I spent 8 years watching my own girls swim which made me decide to become a coach."
"My name is Lorraine Twist and I am coach of the Junior Squad. I have been coaching for a few years now, beginning when I shadowed Penny. I now hold my Level 2 Coaches Qualification. I coach the 12U team with Rob, which I have done for a couple of years. I also take the 12u swimmers running. I enjoy helping the girls develop their synchro skills and fitness. I've judged at quite a few competitions but for me this is the most difficult part of my role as I feel very nervous. The best part of being a coach is seeing the swimmers improve."
"My name is Rob Walker and I am coach of the 12 and Under Division 1 Combo Squad along with Lorraine. I hold my Level 1 Coaching Qualification. I began coaching 5 years ago after spending hours watching my daughter swim. I enjoy coaching as I like seeing the girls develop their synchro skills and improve."
"My name is Anna Kempson, I have swam at the club for 5 years and am currently swimming with the Juniors team. I am new to coaching a team as I was previously coaching the Nemos on a Thursday with Linda. I am now coaching alongside Rob with the 15 and under team.
I really enjoy coaching and helping the children develop their skills both individually and within the team. I look forward to seeing where the year takes us."