Lucy North – Group 1 & Fundamentals
I have been teaching swimming lessons at Thame for over 10 years, having qualified as a swimming teacher in 2005, and so when my eldest son joined Thame Swimming Club in 2013 I volunteered as a coach.
I coach Group 1 on Friday and Sunday evenings giving a warm welcome to new swimmers who are joining the club. I also coach the Fundamentals Group on a Tuesday evening which is comprised of younger swimmers experiencing club training for the first time.
My role as Group 1 & Fundamentals coach is to ease the transition between swim school and competitive swimming, introducing the children to stamina and fitness training whilst improving technical elements of their swimming. Thame is a competitive swimming club and so I make it a priority to encourage and support the Group 1 swimmers entering their first galas.
All three of my children are now members of the club and I love being a part of the coaching team at Thame. It’s a real pleasure to see the children that I have taught from the age of 5 coming up through the ranks to become great swimmers!