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. Ian also holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

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, a Level 2 Coach and a qualified J2S official, who will be primarily working with the J2 and J1 squads.

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.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Megan is a Level 1 Teacher and primarily teaches our J3 squad. She holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Paul Imrie

Paul Imrie

Paul is a Level 1 Teacher and will be primarily working with the I2 and I1 squads. He holds the National Rescue Award for teachers and coaches.

Debbie Blagg

Megan Smith

Debbie 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.

Ruby Urquhart

Ruby Urquhart

Ruby is a teaching assistant, primarily working with Diane with our T2 and T1 squads while she completes her Level 1 Swimming Teacher qualification. She is a fully qualified lifeguard.

Liberty Adams

Liberty Adams

Liberty is a teaching assistant, primarily working with Diane with our T2 and T1 squads while she completes her Level 1 Swimming Teacher qualification. She is a fully qualified lifeguard.

Fearne Ackroyd

Fearne Ackroyd

Fearne is a teaching assistant, working with our I2 and I1 squads.