Our Coaching Team

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

Rikki Morris (Head Coach)

 

Rikki Morris

 

Rikki is a UKCC level 3 qualified coach and joined team Luton in January 2018.

A Junior International swimmer at Commonwealth Youth Games in his day, Rikki previously coached at the City of Coventry Swimming Club. Initially helping in 2011 as a volunteer Junior Coach (with 7 to 10 year olds) he was then appointed as their Senior Performance Coach, prior to becoming the Assistant Coach in April 2014.

Rikki brings to Team Luton a wealth of experience, having coached swimmers to National Age Group medals, trained over twenty-five National Qualifiers and seen more than ten of his swimmers be invited on to the Swim England talent Phase 1 Programme.

In addition to himself being a coach on the England Talent Programme from 2014 – 2017, Rikki was lead coach on the West Midlands Network Beacon programme. mentoring other aspiring coaches in the surrounding area.

Alex Mason

Alex Mason

 

Having completed his studies at Southampton University, Alex has returned to his “home” club where he competed up to national level. Alex  is now combining a new career with helping our youngsters and still finding time to successfully transition  himself into the world of Masters & Seniors competitions.

Dave Wright (Junior Performance Coach)

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

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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.

Lucy Gee

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Luke Davies

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Mandy Gee (Development Coach)

Mandy Gee

 

As our Development Coach, Mandy has primary responsibility for our youngest swimmers be they in the Skills1, Skills 2 or Development squads, overseeing their progression through into the performance end of the club.

A UKCC Level 2 qualified coach, Mandy started helping poolside in 2008 when she took the Poolside Helpers Certificate. She progressed on to taking the UKCC Level 1 and 2 teaching aquatics qualification and then the UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaching qualification. A club swimmer in her youth, Mandy is the mother of two daughters who have swam competitively with Luton from under aged 10 years through to county, regional and national success.

In her own words, “ I enjoy seeing the youngsters gain skills and the confidence to compete and achieve their potential.”

 

Milly Davidson (Poolside helper)

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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.