Hi. My name is Hadley. I am currently studying for a degree in 'Material Science and Engineering' at Manchester University whilst also coaching a young squad of swimmers at Pioneer 79 ASC and work with our disability programme, where my swimmers have made national finals!
I referee football matches across East Lancashire weekly and am currently working towards my Level 5 referee qualification. I am a qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher regularly teaching at Pioneer 79 ASC, as well as a Level 2 Swim Coach.
Starting my competitive swimming again after my personal training lead me to the ACF national swimming championships six years running, and winning for my final three. Joining the University Waterpolo team to broaden my knowledge and opportunities the water can give us.
I have completed my ASA Tutor License, making me the youngest tutor to achieve this, sorry Jan, (see Jan Brinkley's profile below) which I hope will allow me to pass on my passion and experiences to others in the sport.
Providing an enthusiatic environment for Teachers and supporting others as I have been supported throughout my swimming career.
Hi. My name is Shelley. Born and bred in Great Harwood, I am a qualified PE teacher and ASA Lead Tutor and RLSS Trainer/Assessor.
In my volunteer life I am Aquatic Development Officer for Pioneer 79 ASC so am helping the club develop the personnell on poolside, which in turn we hope to develop our young swimmers.
I enjoy swim tutoring, and have worked in a wide variety of centres - all the while hoping that a "little bit of Shelley" is passed on through fun and exciting teaching and coaching. In a new role for the ASA, I am now an Advanced Practitioner and work with trainee tutors to develop their delviery skills ensuring that quality tutoring happens across the country.
In 2015 and 2016 I was nominated for Tutor of the Year, at our national conference.
As well as my swimming I am now District Commissioner for Great Harwood Girl Guides - going back to my blue uniform after 24 years in camoflage, when I left the forces as a Captain!! I have competed at all levels returning to competitive swimming last year for the Invictus Games trials!
However I am still heavily involved regimentally at a local level and undertake sessions in school teaching about the first world war and the Accrington Pals.
Brian Brinkley MBE
Brian is an Olympian, and swam as GB captain in a number of major games. He is passionate about Butterfly and developing coaches who relate well to the technical aspects of our sport.
Brian Brinkley (born 28 December 1953, second on the left) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games, during the 1970s. During his elite swimming career, he won thirteen medals in major international swimming championships.
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, Brinkley qualified to compete in six events: the 100-, 200-, 400- and 1500-metre freestyle events, the 200-metre butterfly, and the 4x200-metre freestyle relay. His best performances were fourth in the 400-metre freestyle final, and eighth as a member of the British men's team in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.
Brinkley was a member of the British national team at the 1974 European Aquatics Championships in Vienna, winning a pair of silver medals in the men's 200-metre butterfly and as a member of the British team in the 4x100-metre medley relay.
When Christchurch, New Zealand hosted the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, he swam for England in six events, winning medals in all of them. He won a gold medal for his first-place performance in the 200-metre butterfly, and two silver medals for finishing second in the 200-metre and 400-metre individual medley events. He was also a member of all three of England's relay teams, winning a silver in the 4x200-metre freestyle, and bronzes in the 4x100-metree freestyle and 4x100-metre medley.
At the 1975 World Aquatics Championships, he won a silver medal with the British men in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay, and three bronze medals in the 200-metre freestyle, 200-metre butterfly, and 4x100-metre medley relay.
A year later in Montreal, Quebec, at the 1976 Summer Olympics, Brinkley competed in four events. He was a member of the fourth-place British team in the men's 4x100-metre medley relay, and won a bronze medal with the third-place British men in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay. In individual competition, he advanced to the event final of the 200-metre butterfly and came sixth. He also swam in the preliminary heats of the 200-metre freestyle.
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