Junior Development Squad

Junior Development squad photo

Training Times

Monday 6.00pm - 7.30pm (Rainbow Centre)

Tuesday 6.00 - 7.30pm (Rainbow Centre)

Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm (Rainbow Centre)

Friday 6.00pm - 7.00pm (Neptune)

Sunday 4.00pm - 5.00pm (Neptune)

Coach

Stuart Wilmott

I have been involved in the swimming world since I joined my local swimming club in London at the age of 7 where I took to it like a " fish to water " you might say, winning my first national age group medal by the age of 11. I eventually went on to become British Champion in several events and was English Record Holder for 200m IM. I represented Great Britain on many occasions at both Junior and senior level culminating in competing at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.

In 1986 I joined Cleveland Police where I continued to compete and be involved in swimming. In 2001 I became involved in coaching, part time, at Middlesbrough ASC when my daughter Aimee began to swim at the club. I was involved in coaching several squads as Aimee progressed through the club until I was coaching what is now the National Potential Squad, under the guidance of head coach Les Green. During this time a large number of swimmers I had coached made national age group times and several went on to become national age group champions.

Since then I have coached at the club on and off for head coaches, Steve Cox, Lisa Bates and Tom Harforth until retiring from the police in 2016 and taking up the role of assistant coach responsible for the junior development squad. My main ethos is ensuring that young swimmers obtain the correct technical abilities to enable them to achieve their potential if that is what they strive to do........ you don't see many world class swimmers with poor technique!!!!