Coaches

Jonathan Hoggett

Jon is a valuable addition to the tri coaching team, with experience in coaching from his work with Greenlight Triathlon, and his own success in the sport.

Jon has competed numerous times for the GB Age group team, most recently claiming silver in the European duathlon championships in Germany in 2016.

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Jordan Batson

Swimming has always been a big part of Jordan’s life having started from a very young age.

He is still competing in the Putteridge Senior’s squad competing in the County and Regional Champs this year.  With his background and experience in competitive swimming, Jordan is able to offer our swimmers guidance in key aspects of technique improvement and race competition preparation.

Jordan is an ASA level 1 Coach.  An aspiring Engineer, Jordan’s enjoyment in coaching comes from seeing the improvement in swimmers as a result of the in- depth analysis and improvement he can offer in swim tehcnique.

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Clare Grundy

Clare is another coach with a pedigree background in swimming, having been Hampshire County champion across multiple events as well as being part of the Welsh National squad up to the age of 20.

Clare was also Welsh National champion for the 200m fly whilst medalling in others.

She continues to swim at a high standard in the Putteridge Masters squad and is still winning medals!

Clare is an ASA level 2 Coach.

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Emma Cole

ASA Level 2 Teacher

Both of Emma’s sons swim with the club and she is a swimmer herself with the ever developing Masters Squad. Emma is also the ‘Masters Team Captain’ and is a focal point for those parents wishing to either get back into swimming rather than just watching their children.

She is a vital member of our team and provides co-ordination between parents/swimmers/masters squad, developing the team.

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Clive Pritchard

ASA Level 2 Coach, Asa Level 1Teacher , BTF Level 1 Tri Coach

Clive has been involved in swimming for 8+ years as a parent helping his elder daughter Vicky through her swimming career from rookie to Counties to Regionals, Zonals, Nationals and Junior International selection. Clive has been coaching Junior Tri also during this time and is a Level 1 (BTF) qualified coach. He is also qualified as an ASA level 2 Coach and ASA level1 Teacher.

Clive swam in his youth and got into swimming coaching through Tri Force Juniors, helping Vicky to improve her swim. For the past few years his children have been focussed on swimming, which has shifted his focus to the pool. Clive has always enjoyed coaching and is a firm believer in coaching great technique, hard work and a positive attitude being th...

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Maria Elliot

Maria Elliot is ASA Level 1 teacher.

“Teaching/coaching is a great way to support the children to achieve and progress within an area they enjoy. To be a part of their journey to see their faces and excitement throughout their achievements gives me great pleasure.  My main interest is working with our ASD children I have worked within a special needs school for many years and would like to share the knowledge and skills I have whilst learning the skills needed to teach swim to range of fantastic children within Putteridge swimming club”.
Maria Elliot

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