National Squad

National squad photo

Training Times

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 5.45am - 7.45am & Saturday 6.00am - 9.00am

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 4.30pm - 7.00pm

Friday 5.00 - 6.00pm

Land Training Times

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 6.30pm - 7.00pm

Tuesday 7.00 - 7.30pm


Tom Harforth

Tom Harforth

I started my coaching career as the Assistant Head Coach in 2011 here at Middlesbrough, where I worked under Lisa Bates. During this time I worked with the National Age Group Squad where my aim was to develop the Age Groupers and assist their transition to youth/senior athletes.

In 2014 I became the Head Coach of Middlesbrough ASC and by implementing my coaching philosophy into the programme, I changed the club squad structure to facilitate progression and allow swimmers to maximise their own potential.

As Head Coach of Middlesbrough ASC, I have seen the club achieve the following from its swimmers;

Swimmer Selection for the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa (2015)
British Championships Medalist 2015
British Championships Qualifiers 2015, 2016, 2017
British National Qualifiers 2015, 2016, 2017
English National Medalists (2016)
English Nationals Qualifiers 2015, 2016, 2017
International Representative at Para Swimming Championships
Increased number of Medalists, Finalists and Qualifiers for NERs (Regional)
and N&Ds (District) from 2015 through to 2017

I believe that this swimming club will continue to grow under my leadership as we have a strong group of Swimmers, coaches, parents, committee members and volunteers that are willing to work together and be a family.