Meet the Teaching and Coaching Team

Ian Fahy - Head Coach

Ian Fahy - Head Coach

Blessed, excited and privileged are 3 words I use to describe how I feel about being the Head Coach here at Nottingham Northern Swimming Club. Founded in 1908, the club is friendly, inclusive and competitive, with a great team of teachers and coaches, committee members and volunteers.

Prior to joining Nottingham Northern, I have coached at Kimberley and Bramcote swimming clubs. I'm committed to leading a team who like myself, are dedicated to equipping our swimmers to achieve their full potential and their own personal goals. As the Managing Director of Intelligent Swim Solutions (my own swimming business), I am passionate about swimmers improving their stroke technique, as well as building up their stamina and preparing for competition. These are key skills which I intend to bring in to club life, which I believe will help with the development of all of our swimmers and teaching and coaching team.

I will ensure that I'm free after at least 2 training sessions per week, so if there's any swimming related matter you would like to discuss with me, then please feel free to catch up with me then. If you feel that you wish to email me any information to assist in this, then please email me at headcoachnnsc@gmail.com.

Ian is a Level 2 Coach and a Level 2 Teacher.

Donna Harewood

Donna Harewood

Donna is both a Level 2 Teacher and Level 2 Coach, who will be primarily working alongside Ian, with the I1 and Senior squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Michelle Hammond

Michelle Hammond

Michelle is a Level 1 Teacher and a qualified J2S official, who will be primarily working with the J2 and J1 squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Clare Soar

Clare Soar

Clare is a Level 1 Teacher and qualified official as well as being the Club's president, and will be primarily working with the I2 squad.

Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart

Jane is a Level 1 Teacher and qualified official and will be primarily working with the J2, and J1 squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Diane Williams

Diane Williams

Diane is a Level 2 Teacher, who oversees our T2 and T1 (learn to swim) squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Matt is a Level 1 Teacher, with the experience of being an ex-national swimmer, and will be primarily assisting Clare with the I2 squad.

Emily Venkatesan

Emily Venkatesan

Emily is a Level 1 Teacher as well as being a qualified lifeguard, and will be assisting Clare with the I2 squad.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Megan is a Level 1 Teacher and assists Diane with the T2 and T1 squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Katie Durcan

Katie Durcan

Katie is a Level 1 Teacher and qualified timekeeper and assists Diane with the T2 and T1 squads. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Chloe Austin

Chloe Austin

Chloe is a Level 1 Teacher and is currently working alongside Ian and Donna with the I1 and Senior squads.

Evan Coggins

Evan Coggins

Evan is a Level 1 Teacher.