RTW Monson took eight athletes to this year's British Championships held in Sheffield.Women's captain Annabel Guye-Johnson led the team with three...Read article
We are fortunate to have a great coaching team; our Head Coach, Simon Morley joined RTW Monson in July 2016. Simon is supported by Karen Bradbury, Della Clout, Connie Evans and Laura Ansell, as well as a number of experienced volunteer coaches and poolside helpers.
My enthusiasm for swimming has allowed me to participate at a high level. I started my Swimming career at Haverhill Hurricanes. I qualified for the British Olympic Trials in 2008 and achieved All-American status on four separate occasions while swimming at Lindenwood University, in Missouri.
From 2011 to 2012, I worked with Lindenwood University coaching the sprinters, and finished the season as the Liberal Arts Conference champions, breaking two Conference records in the process. After 2012, I was fortunate enough to work with U.S. Olympic coach Ray Benecki at The FISH Swim Team in McLean, Virginia.Working one-on-one with the likes of Kate Ziegler (1500 world record holder), and up and coming U.S. age group record holder Isabella Rongione, has given a unique insight into the creation of world class athletes.
I returned to Great Britain to pursue my coaching further at City of Cambridge Swimming Club (CoCSC). We had numerous success, sending swimmers to the National Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. For the second year in a row, CoCSC won the British Masters National Championships, setting two British records and one European record in the process. As part of my coaching responsibilities at CoCSC, I coached the world renowned Cambridge University. This experience has given me great insight on how to balance high academic standards, and a high level of performance. It has given me the opportunity to work with senior athletes, sending one to 2015 Doha World Championships.
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Karen is an experienced ASA Level 2 coach and teacher with over 15 years experience teaching and coaching a vast range of abilities. Karen has also recently been the coach at Holmewood House Prep School as well as running Monson's Learn to Swim school
Karen swam for Monson's Top Squad in her youth for about 7 years so is very pleased to be back at her old club in a coaching capacity.
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Della is a Level 2 coach and experienced swimming teacher who joined the coaching team in 2014, initially as a volunteer when her eldest child started swimming at Monson. Having coached the Rookies squad on a Monday night, Della is now in charge of our Learn to Swim programme and also works closely with Karen Bradbury helping to coach the Academy squads.
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Wendy is a Level 2 Swimming Teacher and Level 2 Coach, and has worked with squads from Rookies up to Youth Elite before beco. She is also a British Swimming Official and is currently working towards Referee.
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Connie has recently joined our coaching team, she is a Level 1coach and helps coach the Learn to Swim groups. Connie qualified as an ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher in 2001 & has a lot of experience teaching at all levels, from babies to adults. She is also a Level 2 Badminton Coach, but has retired from playing competitively. Outside of swimming Connie loves coastal walking and quizzes.
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Katie is a former member of RTW Monson and Monson Masters and has recently joined the coaching team to help coach the Learn to Swim section of the club.
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