Our Coaching Team
Kingston Synchro consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced volunteers. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page, and with some helpful tips as well.
Aurora Team Coach (Monday Session)
Collette has been a member of Kingston Synchro since 2008 where she took over Coaching the Masters Team as an ASA Level 2 Coach. She swam in the Great Britain team for 12 years
competing all over the world at elite level. Former coach to the Scottish Commonwealth Squad, she is now our current Head Development Coach.
Problem solver and a people person. Strong background in both management and entrepreneurship.
Oceanita Team Coach and Land Training Instructor
Emily has been with the club for over a decade. With a passion for choreography and dance she was drawn to KSSC to assist with choreographing routines. It was not long before Emily completed her Level 2 ASA synchronised swimming qualification and now teaches her own group. She teaches weekly land training and flexibility sessions for the swimmers.
Aurora Team Coach (Saturday Session)
Jenny first became interested in synchro when her daughter joined the club. In 2008 Jenny decided that rather than be the admiring mum on poolside, she’d like to get more involved and try her hand to coaching. Since then Jenny has done numerous courses, becoming a highly sought after ASA Level 2 coach, a qualified skills assessor and a competition judge.
Dolphin Team Coach - Currently on Maternity Leave
Harriet has been a member of Kingston Synchro and synchronised swimmer for over 20 years. She has competed in national and international competitions, winning both gold and silver medals at the National Masters competitions. Harriet is an ASA Level 2 qualified coach in synchronised swimming. She also has a judging qualification. In her spare time, when she's not busy with synchro, Harriet works in Advertising for British Gas.
Flamingo, Kip and Heron Team Coach
Lis is a key part of the club for new joiner development. She coaches our youngest teams and teaches them the foundations they need to become a good synchronised swimmer.
Lis has been with the club for a number of years. Her eldest daughter joined Synchro in 2003 and her youngest in 2009. Her first role was scoring at a competition which lead to her doing a scorers course. Then in 2013 Lis became a qualified judge. Lis then transitioned to become a poolside volunteer and eventually a club coach.
Swordalina Team Coach
Michelle joined KSSC in 2013 as coach to the senior team. She is a qualified ASA Level 2 coach and was the UK's former National Team Coach for four years resulting in the team gaining medals at European Championships. She has also run a successful Development squad in the South of England.
Technical Element Specialist
Ray joined Kingston Synchro in 2006 as a figure coach. He is a qualified ASA Level 2 coach in both synchronised swimming and swimming, and is also a qualified National Judge and Referee.
Ray has coached many swimmers to international level including six of the swimmers in the 2012 Olympic team. Ray’s passion is for figures, he has achieved his Grade 1 in synchro and can still do flatter splits than most of his swimmers!
Dolphin Team Coach (Maternity cover for Harriet)
Katie joined KSSC in 2003 after being drawn into the sport whilst watching a Kingston Synchro club display. Well over 10 years later Katie now plays an integral role to the running of the club.
In addition to being the membership secretary, Katie is also covering as a coach for Harriet while she is on leave. Katie also swims as part of the KSSC senior team.