Mark Gaitskell

Managing Director

Qualification Level: UEFA B License, FA Youth Modules 1-3

Extras: Qualified FA Tutor, FA Youth Modules, LMA Certs, SAQ iDiploma, Sports Massage, Gait Analysis

Degree: BA (Hons) Football Studies First Class

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Southampton FC, The Premier League, Football Foundation South Africa, Fulham FC, Sharjah FC

Favourite Sport: Football

Sporting Idol(s): Muhammad Ali & Thierry Henry

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Never a failure, always a lesson.”

Clare Willson

Operations Director

Qualification Level: Vast management and operational experience in a number of sectors

Extras: Spearheaded the Libra Elite swim coaching programme in the UAE from scratch

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Storm Model Agency, Daily Mail, Libra Elite

Favourite Sport: Football

Sporting Idol(s): David Beckham

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Excellence is a habit, not an act.”

Raymond Magardie

Lead Coach Nord Anglia/ Head of Camps

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2

Degree: Sports Management

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Nibras International School

Favourite Sport: Football

Sporting Idol(s): Roger Federer

Favourite Coaching Quote: “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”

Mohammed Arslan

Facility Manager

Qualification Level: UEFA B License

Degree: HND Business Studies and IT

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Poweleague UK, E-Sports Dubai

Favourite Sport: Cricket, Football, Tennis and Hockey

Sporting Idol(s): Sir Ian Botham, Sir Viv Richards and Diego Maradona

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.”

Kaveh B.K.

Head of Performance

Qualification Level: ASA Level 3

Extras: Multisport Coach Level 2, Swim Teacher Level 2, ASA Safeguarding Children, TRATC Swimming (Rescue Award)

Degree: Studied Physiotherapy at Kings College London

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Southwork Aquatics Swimming Club

Favourite Sport: Swimming, Football and Tennis in that order!

Sporting Idol(s): Roger Federer

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Live with your dream of becoming a champion every week, everyday, every hour and every minute. Work hard for it, to see it come true.”

Rick Goldsbrough

Head of Football

Qualification Level: UEFA B License Football Qualification, FA Youth Awards
Extras: FA Safeguarding
Degree: BSc Sports Coaching (1st Class)
First Aid Qualified: Yes, FA First Aid
Previous Clubs: Colchester United, AFC Wimbledon, Fulham FC
Favourite Sport: Football, Table Tennis, Bowling, Pool, Fitness
Sporting Idol(s): Alan Shearer & Paul Gascoigne
Favourite Coaching Quote: ”Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.” Dennis Bergkamp

 

 

Lee Reddish

Head of Learn to Swim

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2 Teacher, Coach and Tutor

Degree: Level 3 IV

First Aid Qualified: NPLQ and NPLQ Trainer Assesor

Previous Clubs: Bramcote Swimming Club

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Favourite Coaching Quote: “The only limitation is your imagination.”

Cally Hoskin

Site Manager Kent College

Qualification Level: STA Level 2

Extras: FA Level 1 Football, Level 2 Gym Instructor

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Bodmin Dragons Swimming Club

Favourite Sport: Swimming and Football

Sporting Idol(s): Cassie Patten

Favourite Coaching Quote: “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”

Faye Monks

Squad Coach JESS Arabian Ranches

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2

Extras: NPLQ, First Aid, DIFIB Oxygen

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Carodon Swim Club

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Sporting Idol(s): Ellie Simmons

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievements.”

Jake Martin

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2, FA Level 1

Degree: Sports Development and Community Coaching

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Burnley FC

Favourite Sport: Football

Sporting Idol(s): Steven Gerrard

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Perfect practice makes permanent.”

Ross Hay

Lead Coach Kent College

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2

Degree: BSc Sports and Exercise Science

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: City of Derby Swimming Club

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Sporting Idol(s): Michael Phelps

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Pain is temporary, victory is forever.”

Alexandra Kurucz

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2

Extras: CPR and First Aid

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: FSS (Sweden – Swimming) FSIF (Sweden – Football)

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Sporting Idol(s): Therese Ahlshammar

Favourite Coaching Quote: “What you think – you become, what you feel – you attract, what you imagine – you can create.”

Ashley Yiltay

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2
Degree: BSc in Sports Coaching
Extras Qualifications: FA Level 1 & Level 2 Gym Instructor
First Aid Qualified: NPLQ & CPR
Previous Clubs: Beckenham RFC
Favourite Sport: Swimming, Rugby and Rock Climbing
Sporting Idol(s): Calvyn Justus & Danny Care
Favourite Coaching Quote: “The worst you can do is get it wrong, learn from it and try again!”

Paolo Mangilinan

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics , PADI DiveMaster & Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Extras: 1st place in 800m & 1600m Mina Mile Open Water Swim 2015,1st place in Sharbatly Aquathlon , 1st Place in Dubai International Triathlon Relay (Swim), 2nd Place in Nissan Triathlon, 3rd Place in Challenge Dubai Relay (Swim)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: PCA Stingray Swimming Club, YMCA Manila

Favourite Sport: Swimming & Triathlon

Sporting Idol(s): Micheal Phelps & Javier Gomez Noya

Favourite Coaching Quote: “The Body Achieves What the Mind Believes.”

Michelle Lewis

Lead Coach Jebel Ali

Qualification Level: ASA Level 2 Coach & Teacher

Extras: Certificate of Higher Education Sports Science

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Swimming Nature, University of Birmingham

Favourite Sport: Swimming and Bowls

Sporting Idol(s): Jessica Ennis-Hill

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them.”

Karen Maidment

Operations Manager

Qualification Level: STA Level 2

Extras: Aquacise and Aerobics Instructor

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Excellence is a habit, not an act.”

Callum Laird

Sport Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 1, FA Level 1

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Aquatix Swimming Training

Favourite Sport: Football

Sporting Idol(s): Gazza

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Aspire today, to inspire tomorrow.”

Pedro Correia

Sport Development Coach

Qualification Level: UEFA B License, Swim Level 1

Extras: Personal Training and Handball

Degree: Physical Education and Sports – Branch of Education

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: Juventude SC, Portimonense SC, Portinado

Favourite Sport: Football and Swimming

Sporting Idol(s): Ayrton Senna

Favourite Coaching Quote: “It’s never too late.”

Michael Van Dam

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 1

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Previous Clubs: The Dutch Marines

Favourite Sport: Swimming/Aikido

Sporting Idol(s): Pieter van den Hoogenband (Swimmer)

Favourite Coaching Quote: “Keep it Simple”.

Jane Barrell – AKA Coach Magic

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: Aust Swim Level 1
First Aid Qualified: Yes
Previous Clubs: AGSA – Arabian Gulf Swimming Academy
Favourite Sport: Horse Riding
Sporting Idol(s): Roger Federer
Favourite Coaching Quote: “Bubble bubble Breathe.”

Lindie Bosch

Head of Born to Swim

Qualification Level: STA Level 2 Swimming Teaching & Baby and Pre-School Instructor.

Extras: YMCA Fit Aqua Aerobics Level 2 Instructor, Spinning Instructor.

Degree: Bachelors Degree in Human Movement Science.

First Aid Qualified: NPLQ

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Favourite Coaching Quote: “If you believe you can, you are halfway there.”

Merle Talviste

PT Swim Development Coach/ Tri Swim DXB

Qualification Level: ASA Level 1

Extras: IT CA qualified Triathlon Coach

Degree: Master in Landscape Architecture

First Aid Qualified: Yes

Favourite Sport: Swimming, Cycling and Running

Sporting Idol(s): Mark Allen (Triathlete)

Favourite Coaching Quote: “You can only inspire others if you are inspired by what you love doing yourself.”

Jack Maidment

Sport Development Coach

Qualification Level: FA Level 1 and ASA Level 1
Degree: BA Hons in History
Extras: TESOL
First Aid Qualified: Yes
Previous Clubs: N/A
Favourite Sport: Football
Sporting Idol(s): Sir Bobby Charlton

Deanne Williams

Swim Development Coach

Qualification Level: ASA Level 1 & 2 Aquatics Instructor, ASA Level 2 in Pre-fundamentals (Adults & Children)
Degree: Foundation Degree in Health & Bioscience
Extras Qualifications: FA Level 1, UKCC Level 1 & 2 Netball Coaching, City & Guilds Level 3 Sports Massage, SNT Level 3 in Holistic, Deep Tissue, Seated Chair Massage, Level 2 Gym & Fitness Instructor, Level 3 PT Instructor, England Netball C&B Umpiring & Officiating award.
First Aid Qualified: NPLQ with CPR
Previous Clubs: Sabina Netball Club, Greenwich Royals Swim Club
Favourite Sport: Swimming & Netball
Sporting Idol(s): Shelly-Anne Fraser-Price & Sasha Corbin
Favourite Coaching Quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.”

 

Sam Sawhney

Football Development Coach

Qualification Level: FA Football Level 2
Degree: Business Studies
Extras Qualifications: LTA Tennis Level 2, Gym Instruction Level 2
First Aid Qualified: Yes FA certified
Favourite Sport: Tennis and Football
Sporting Idol(s): Rafa Nadal, David Beckham, Alessandro Del Piero
Favourite Coaching Quote: “IPerfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence – (Vince Lombardi).”

 

Shams Mohamed

M&S Arena Team

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