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Meet the Team!

Our coaches at Worsley Swimming Club are all fully qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated to their roles.

Read about the ASA/UKCC Qualifications which our coaches hold here

All of the coaches are ex-competitive swimmers for either Worsley Swimming Club, Salford Swimming Club or both, and therefore can fully relate to the swimmers whilst putting their first-hand knowledge and expertise into practice. Our coaches are also DBS checked and attend regular courses to enhance their knowledge further, including safeguarding, equity and teaching children with disabilities. Read on to learn more about each of our coaches.


James Hulse

Head Coach

James has been a member of our coaching staff since 2011. James swam very successfully for both Worsley and Salford Swimming Club up to the age of 19 as a specialist breaststroke swimmer. These skills have now been transferred into coaching, working on stamina, fitness and higher level technical aspects with swimmers looking to compete in competitions.’


Amelia MacLaren


Amelia has been at Worsley ASC for 11 years, starting as a swimmer and now as a coach. She is an ASA level 2 swimming teacher and a qualified National lifeguard. Amelia coaches the Starfish, Seahorse and Marlin groups, aiming to relay her previous swimming experiences onto the upcoming stars at Worsley ASC.


Jade Ockerby


Jade is an ASC level 1 Swimming Coach and has been a member of Worsley ASC for around 15 years, first as a swimmer, before progressing as a coach. Jade enjoys helping the swimmers improve their technique, learning new skills & bringing out their confidence.’

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Claire Gorvett


Claire is an ASA Level 2 swimming teacher. 
Lauren enjoys coaching and helping the children progress to reach their full potential whilst also teaching swimming 


Daniel Bateson


Dan is an ASA Level 1 Coach

He has been a member of Worsley since 2008, originally as a swimmer and then as a Coach from August 2015.

Dan enjoys helping the younger members to progress with their swimming skills and also develop their fitness levels.

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Loren Aherne


Loren has been a member at Worsley for 10 years. She originally swam for the club and is now a qualified ASA level 2 swim teacher. She aims to make lessons fun and informative while improving technique and overall strength in the water.

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Eleshia Wolstencroft


Eleshia started swimming for the City of Salford from the age of 8, competing up until the age of 16, with her number 1 stroke being butterfly.  She has since gone on to qualify as an ASA level 1 and 2 swimming teacher and has a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. Eleshia is kin to teach all her skills to younger generation of swimmers and use her experience to help them progress at the club.

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