Meet The Team

 

 

Bill Dyer - Head Coach


Bill swam competitively for Hornchurch Swimming Club throughout his teens. Coached by John Verrier, the Great Britain Olympic team coach, Bill achieved achieved National level standard and competed at the Blackpool National Championships.

 

After this, Bill turned his experience and knowledge into coaching the youngsters of today, helping them to achieve their goals and to realise their ambitions. Bill had coached for both Hornchurch and Killerwhales swimming clubs before being involved in the setting up of Havering Dolphins Swimming Club, and has now coached for more than 40 years.

 

Lynette Dyer - Learn To Swim / Coach


Lynette swam competitively during her youth for Beckenham Ladies, training at Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium, and Lambeth Swimming Club. Coached by Bill Ludgrove and Reg Laxton, Lynette reached National level at backstroke competing at the Blackpool National Championships.

 

Lynette has spent the last 40 years plus teaching and developing both children and adults throughout the borough and has also coached for both Hornchurch and Killerwhales swimming clubs before being part of the setup team behind Havering Dolphins. Lynette helped to build the Learn-to-Swim and Development section of the club. She also has a proven track record in teaching and encouragement and is now bringing in the children of the children she taught 40 years ago.

 

Andrew  Sutherland - Assistant  Coach

Andrew has been coaching the B and C squads for many years, and got involved when he brought his three sons to the club. One of the sons still competing now. He has been invaluable in bring through the swimmers up to A squad. Bringing swimmers on from development to A squad standard takes patience and commitment. 

 

Emily  Rowell

Emily is the newest member of the coaching staff having just achieved her level 2 coaches qualification. Emily has been one of our top swimmers competing in County and London Championships, has been girls club captain and a member of Havering Dolphins for approximately 13 years, and i believe will go on to be a valuable member of the coaching team.

 

Learn To Swim / Development Teachers

Debbie  Dyer

Debbie has been teaching for 20 years and is a level 2 teacher. Encouraging many children to carry on to squad swimming, and she's a valued member of our teaching staff.

 

Danny  Gray

Danny is a level 2 teacher and is another one who has been one of our top swimmers, and is still competing today in County and London Championships and has also been boys club captain. Danny has been a member for over 15 years, and is also looking to take his coaches qualification in the future.

 

Simon  Porter

Simon has been a member of our teaching team for about 5 years and is a level 2 teacher, and is part of our development team. Simon also helps out with coaching.

 

Stuart  Prescott

Stuart has been a valued member of our teaching staff for over 5 years, after bringing his children to us for lessons, and swims himself in our adult keep fit section.

 

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