Paul has been involved in swimming as both swimmer and coach for over 40 years, you could say that chlorine runs through his veins. Over the last four decades, Paul has coaches hundreds of athletes from a huge range of backgrounds including age groupers, masters, disabled swimmers and triathletes to county, regional, national, European, World and Paralympic medallists.
Paul joined Haringey Aquatics in 2009 as our Head of Competitive Programme, and had has successfully led the club in increasing performance in our competitive squads, leading to some fantastic achievements including coaching the first female national swimmer in the Club’s History.
Paul is an ASA-qualified Level Three Swimming Coach, and holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in the Science of Sports Coaching, and amazingly works full time as the Head of Physical Education at a London school.
Sharon first became involved in volunteering at Haringey Aquatics when her son started competing in internal galas at the club. Sharon has spent countless hours helping organise teams and officiating at galas since. It became quite clear that she much preferred the busy life on poolside rather than watching in the humid gallery. After passing her Swimming Judge 1 & 2 qualification, Sharon went on to pass her Level One and Two ASA Certificate in Teaching Swimming.
Sharon now leads our thriving Learn to Swim Programme based at Northumberland Park Community School. In March 2014, Sharon was awarded the Unsung Woman’s Award at Haringey Council’s International Women’s’ Day Awards in recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport in the borough.
Nathan joined Haringey Aquatics in 2010, building on his successful career teaching swimming to Haringey Schools pupils, he used this wealth of experience that was gained whilst competing for the swimming club to hone the technique of swimmers across all four competitive strokes, and ensure swimmers can start, turn and finish races legally in accordance with ASA law.
Not only is Nathan an ASA-qualified Level Two Swimming Teacher and Coach, he also holds a Level Two Certificate in Coaching Diving and a Level One Certificate in Coaching Water Polo. More recently, Nathan has trained as a Swimming Official, most recently undertaking his Judge Qualification.
Swimming & Diving Instructor
Louise has been involved with Haringey Aquatics for over 20 years, beginning with swimming lessons at age 4 and progressing through the groups to the competitive squad at age 9. Louise was a much admired and talented swimmer,
which naturally explained her election to Club Captain a few years later. Since retiring from competitive swimming, Louise trained as a Lifeguard, and worked at a number of pools across London. Louise is now one of our most versatile and resourceful members of staff, as she hold ASA-accredited qualifications in teaching swimming, diving and aqua-aerobics. At present, she has taken a prominent role in leading Haringey Aquatics Learn to Dive Programme, but continues to actively support the Learn to Swim Programme in Northumberland Park.