Amateur Swimming Club

Worsley ASC

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Our coaches at Worsley Swimming Club are all fully qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated to their roles.

Read about the ASA/UKCC Qualifications which our coaches hold here

All of the coaches are ex-competitive swimmers for either Worsley Swimming Club, Salford Swimming Club or both, and therefore can fully relate to the swimmers whilst putting their first-hand knowledge and expertise into practice. Our coaches are also DBS checked and attend regular courses to enhance their knowledge further, including safeguarding, equity and teaching children with disabilities. Read on to learn more about each of our coaches.

Abbie Lockitt (Competition Head Coach)

Qualification: ASA/UKCC Teaching Aquatics Level 2, 1st Class BSc (Hons) Key Stage 2/3 Education QTS 

Abbie has been a member of the Worsley ASC coaching staff for over 2 years now, and took over from Alison as Head Coach in September 2009. She works mainly with the advanced swimmers in the large pool but also teaches the beginners on a Monday night.

Abbie is qualified as a Level 2 swimming teacher and also holds her National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. As well as her teaching and coaching role with Worsley ASC, Abbie also studies Key Stage 2/3 Education with Art and Design at Edge Hill University with aspirations of becoming a Primary School Teacher once she has graduated. She also has strong links with the City of Salford Swimming Scheme as a cover coach across the levels and teaches classes in the 'learn to swim' programme for Salford Community Leisure.

Abbie swam competitively for the Salford Swimming Scheme and Worsley ASC up until she was 16 years of age. She represented Salford and the North West at National level as an individual and as part of the 4 x 100 FC team. As an ex-competitive swimmer, Abbie thoroughly enjoys giving back to the Sport through coaching for Worsley. She loves helping the children to achieve their personal, unique goals, be it to keep fit and have fun with swimming or to compete at a high level of competition and achieve the best result possible. She enjoys finding new training methods integrating fun, different, beneficial activites to make swimming more enjoyable and more suited to different levels of ability.

James Hulse (Training Head Coach)

‘Qualification: ASA Teaching Aquatics Level 1, 1st Class (BSc) Hons Human Biology

James has been a member of our coaching staff since 2011. James swam very successfully for both Worsley and Salford Swimming Club up to the age of 19 as a specialist breaststroke swimmer. These skills have now been transferred into coaching, working on stamina, fitness and higher level technical aspects with swimmers looking to compete in competitions.’

Lauren Chew

Qualification: ASA/UKCC Teaching Aquatics Level 2 

Lauren is an ASA Level 2 qualified swimming teacher with the permanent role of teaching Penguins, Barracudas and Piranhas, as well as our new Seahorse group. Lauren has a wealth of experience in swimming teaching and has been a coach at Worsley for a number of years now. She has also been a coach for City of Salford Swimming Club. Claire has two daughters who both swim and compete for Worsley ASC

Libby MacLaren (level 1)
Jade Ockerby (level 1) 

Jade is an ASC level 1 Swimming Coach and has been a member of Worsley ASC for around 15 years, first as a swimmer, before progressing as a coach. Jade enjoys helping the swimmers improve their technique, learning new skills & bringing out their confidence.’

Daniel Bateson (level 1)

Dan is an ASA Level 1 Coach

He has been a member of Worsley since 2008, originally as a swimmer and then as a Coach from August 2015.

Dan enjoys helping the younger members to progress with their swimming skills and also develop their fitness levels.