COACHES

Christopher Kitson
 
Chris joined Ilkley Swimming Club in 2013, and during the past few years has qualified as a level 2 Swimming Coach and lifeguard. As a youngster Chris swam for City of Leeds and on occasion has been known to swim for Ilkley Masters.
Vicky Spratt
 
Vicky joined the club in July 2015 is a Level 2 coach.  
Christine Bradley
 
Christine joined the club in September 2015 and has qualifications in swim teaching, open water coaching and triathlon.  Christine an avid swimmer (English Channel solo completed in 2016) and Triathlete (completed her first Iron Man distance in 2015).

VOLUNTEER COACHES

Peter Kitson
 
Peter joined us in September 2015. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience having been a coach of City of Leeds for many years.
Karen Graham
 
Karen is a Level 2 Swimming Teacher and Coach, and qualified lifeguard. Karen steps in to assist on rare occasions as she prefers to be in the water and swimming with Masters. A long time ago Karen swam for Team GB, and rekindled her love for the water when she reached 45 years old with Ilkley Masters.
Andy Wilson
 
Andy is our Waterpolo Coach. He was a swimmer for many years at City of Leeds until he took up waterpolo in his late teens. Andy joined us in September 2012 when we first started a waterpolo section of the club. He is also the Chair of Leeds Sharks Waterpolo Club and coaches their U14/U16 and Ladies Waterpolo Teams.
Kathy Dixon
 
After many years of watching her daughter swim with the Club, Kathy decided to go on poolside and gained her level 1 qualification in 2016. Kathy is also a qualified ASA Timekeeper, Chair of Ilkley Swimming Club, and Swim21 Co-ordinator.

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT COACHES 

Marieke Koenhorst
 
With her son and daughter both waterpolo addicts and a growing waterpolo squad Marieke thought she might as well join Andy poolside and is really enjoying getting involved in coaching and learning more about the sport.
Eleanor Hydleman
 
Eleanor (Ellie) was 10 when she first joined Ilkley and progressed through to the COB development scheme at 12. She has experience in open water which she enjoys and in the pool. She prefers the longer distance freestyle events, with the 400m her favourite. 
Francesca Woodman
(Girls Club Captain)
 
Frankie joined Ilkley when she was 10 and quickly progressed through to the City of Bradford Scheme, where she trained for 4 years competing at Yorkshire County and North East Regional Championships. She has now returned to Ilkley full time and is enjoying triathlons and open water events. Frankie is a stickler for technique and has a soft spot for butterfly.
Ellen Winters
 
Ellen started swimming competitively at the age of 9. She moved to Ilkley in 2012 where she joined A squad and started in Winning Edge. She has progressed through the COB scheme and now does most of her training in COB Youth Development Squad but still enjoys being involved with Ilkley
Adam Woodman
 
Adam Woodman supports Andy Wilson with the younger players when he is back from University. Adam learnt to play waterpolo at Ilkley before moving to Leeds Sharks to play for the Under 18’s. He is passionate about waterpolo and training to be a waterpolo referee. He is a qualified lifeguard.