"Where everyone swims together!"
"Where everyone swims together...!"
"Where everyone swims together...!"

Who's who at HALF Fish Training?

Hi. My name is Hadley. I studied for a degree in 'Material Science and Engineering' at Manchester University whilst also coaching a young squad of swimmers at Pioneer 79 ASC and working on the clubs disability programme, where my swimmers made national finals!


I am currently Director of Teaching at HALF Fish HQ, our community based pool, which we run as a CIC for the community.  I enjoy being on poolside weekly with my team of teachers and love seeing how they and our little fishes develop.


I used to referee football matches across East Lancashire weekly. I am a qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher, as well as a Level 2 Swim Coach.


I re-started 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.  I joined the University Waterpolo team to broaden my knowledge and opportunities the water can give us.  I now compete in Masters events and was Lancashire County Champion for my age range in 2019.


I have completed my ASA Tutor License, making me the youngest tutor to achieve this, sorry Jan, 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 Swim England Advanced Practitioner, STA Tutor and RLSS Trainer/Assessor.


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. As an Advanced Practitioner I get to work with trainee tutors to develop their delivery 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.  In 2017 I was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Swim Education, and in 2019 was a runner up in the NatWest Everywoman Business Awards for the HALF Fish HQ CIC at our pool.


In 2020 I presented at the World Aquatics Conference in Lund, Sweden about the work we are doing here at HALF Fish HQ.


As well as my swimming I am also a Guider for a new unit at the pool, 83rd Blackburn HALF Fish HQ - going back to my blue uniform after 24 years in camouflage, 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 at the age of 53 my greatest achievement was becoming Lancashire County Champion for my worst stroke - Breaststroke!!!


 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.


Angela Katz


Angela is the newest member of our team and even though she has only been tutoring aquatics for a short time she has already won awards for her work.  In 2019 she was awarded the Swim England Trainee Tutor of the Year .... we are really proud of her and the work she does on the Isle Of Man. 

HALF Fish HQ @ Daisyfield Pools

c/o Daisyfield Pools

Daisy Lane




01254 433840



HALF Fish Training

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HALF Fish HQ @ Daisyfield Pools

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01254 433840

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