Our Coaching Team

The Club’s squads are coached by various individuals, most of whom give their time voluntarily. The coaching team includes:

Adam Taylor (Head Coach)

Adam Taylor

Adam is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach and joined Team Luton in September 2016 to help drive the club into a new era.
He was previously Assistant Coach at City of Birmingham from 2010-2016. Adam has a track record of producing National Champions that have gone on to qualify for European Youth Olympics and England International Teams.
He has also been a part of coach development opportunities such as British Swimming’s National Junior Camp and Swim England’s Phase 3 coaching staff.

Alex Mason

Barbara Pearce

An ex-international swimmer at European Games, Barbara is now a Level 3 Coach. Whilst she has coached various individuals to international trials, Barbara’s desire is to enable swimmers of all abilities to achieve their personal goals.
Since 2014 Barbara has been coaching at Team Luton, having previously worked with swimmers aged 8 to 30 years, at clubs in such far flung places as Africa, Ireland, Yorkshire, Surrey and Harpenden.

Dave Wright

Dave Wright

When not training for his own Masters’ events, where he has won National medals in the pool and Regional medals in Open Water competitions, Dave helps coach the Junior Performance squad.

Doug Walmsley

Doug Walmsley

The father of two girls who are in the Junior and Senior Performance squads, Doug has been coaching the younger swimmers (8-12 years) since 2014. Doug is a secondary school teacher where he also coaches athletics and cross-country running.

Gary Smith

Jane Cattle

Jane Cattle

Involved with Luton swimming for over 20 years, Jane’s son competed at various National Age Group Championships whilst her daughter competed internationally for Great Britain for 7 years, including the Paralympics in 2008 in Beijing. Initially volunteering and helping out on poolside generally, with the Club’s help & encouragement Jane started on her coaching journey with the Poolside Helpers Certificate and over the years progressed through to complete her ASA Level 3 Coach qualification.
Having taught and coached swimmers from 18 months old through to Masters, Jane currently helps out with the development of the younger swimmers and helps coach the Masters swimmers. Whilst having coached swimmers & Para-Swimmers to both National and International levels, Jane enjoys supporting and seeing individuals develop their potential and achieve their own personal goals.

Mandy Gee (Development Coach)

Mike Woodbridge (Trials Coach)

Mike has over 40 years’ involvement with swimming in Luton.  Twice the President of Beds ASA and a former Club Chairman, Mike has acted as a technical official at regional, national and international events both as a judge and starter. He also referees local and league events.
For our prospective junior  members  and their parents, Mike is likely to be one of the first faces they will meet as he is our Trials Coach helping to assess which squad they might be invited to join.

Pauline Harrington (Masters & Senior Age Group Coach)

Pauline Harrington

A World Masters champion over 200m Breaststroke back in 1996, Pauline was forced to retire from competitive swimming thanks to two replacement knees.
With over 50 years’ service to swimming in Luton, Pauline is our chief Masters Coach. Frequently finding new drills, she ensures that the sessions are never dull.

Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

A Level 1 swimming coach working towards level 2, Tony is the father of a swimmer at Team Luton.
His own sporting background is in Martial Arts with almost 20 years competing and teaching Tae Kwon Do where he gained his 3rd Degree Black Belt, 2 Bronze British medals and 1 Silver European medal for sparring.
Currently Tony works with the Junior Performance squad where the goal is to reach Regional Age Championships and prepare for promotion to the Performance Squad.