the coaching team

Andrew Turner


ASA Level 2 Coaching

ASA Level 2 Teaching

England Talent Development Coach

(Paris Marathon & Frankfurt Ironman)

B&NES - Chairman Sports Award 2015

Coaching Achievements

As a Head and Assistant Coach with a number of local swimming clubs including Keynsham ASC, Aquae Sulis (Team Bath) and City of Bristol Performance clubs over the years I have developed swimmers to both regional and national levels. I hope to share my knowledge and experience in helping all levels of swimmers to achieve their individual goals. I also had the privilege of being part of a coaching team which trained a number of Paralympians to compete in the last Olympics.

· I am enthusiastic and dynamic swimming coach. 

· I adapt my coaching styles to mirror that of the individuals so that clear progress continues to be achieved.

· Coached on England Talent (South West) phase one programme for two seasons

· Played Water Polo for over 10 years

· Completed the Paris Marathon and Frankfurt Ironman

Endorsement: Paying the Price by Stephine Millwood: 

Aquae Sulis seems to be the perfect club to train with and the coaches here are amazing. Andrew Turner is an amazing man. When-ever I am struggling in any way he is always there pushing me on! On the walk back to my car it is Andrew who sees the tired legs struggling and slight limping and always says something very motivating to keep me positive and strong! 

Nicky Taylor


ASA Level 2  Coaching 

ASA Level 2 Teaching

ASA Level 2 Open Water Coach 

Somerset ASA Open Water Secretary

Somerset ASA Swimming Committee 

Deaf Friendly Swim Coaching CPD

OU Qualified Coach the C

British Swimming Licensed J2 Official

(London Marathon 2018)

 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology 

  Coaching Achievements

My position as Assistant Coach to the Head Coach at Keynsham ASC, involved coaching Swimmers delivering both pool sessions and assisting with pre / post pool and land training sessions. I coached swimmers ,building rapport and working relationships with them, developing the swimmers both technically and mentally for competitive swimming and to deliver a structured and co-ordinated training programme.  I  encourage and motivate the swimmers to explore the stroke, commit to training and to become proficient in their techniques and skills.


Other achievements I pride myself with, is my ability to plan, deliver, adapt and review sessions to ensure the swimmers gain maximum benefit from each session. The ability to form a two-way relationship and feedback between swimmer and coach, using a variety of methods to gain the swimmers understanding of the skills they are working on. To ensure the swimmers understand the ‘progressive’ method of using Drills and techniques and why these are being implemented and the expected outcomes of these sessions. I use both visual and verbal instructions, as every swimmer learns independently using the form that best suits them. Reinforcing core skills, underwater phases and their ability to implement a process to achieve realistic expectations and results.

Ben Lawton


STA Level 2 Teaching

British National Swimmer & Silver Medalist (Breast Stroke)

BUCS Swimmer 2019

Coaching Achievements

Ben joins the A.N.T. Coaching Team as a highly experienced swimmer who has reached the top level of performance swimming when he competed in the Nationals winning medals in Breast stroke.

A truly analytical and meticulous technique coach, Ben will lead our Technical 1:2:1 Sessions providing athletes with the ultimate refinement in their strokes.

Alex Turner


ASA Level 2 Teaching

Open Water (Inwater) Support Coach

Alex has 2 years experience as an assistant club level coach alongside Andrew & Nicky, and is our Junior Club Development Lead coach. 

Alex has been involved in Performance swimming throughout his pathway with Aquae Sulis and now brings his experience and ability to deliver training sessions to all diversities of athletes. Alex is our Inwater open Water coach as will swim alongside those athletes making the transition from the pool to open water.

Alex is also highly skilled in delivering our athletes 1:2:1 sessions as well as our Endurance sessions.

Now Fully Qualified as a Level 2 teaching  we are strengthen by his ability to build rapport and support to our athletes training programmes.

Jess King


ASA Level 1 Teaching

Technical & Endurance Coach.   

 Jess has been swimming from the age of 6 and competing from the age of 8. She has previously swam with performance club Team Bath Aqua Sulis. Jess is also an accomplished Rower competing and medalling at National Level, so an active athlete across multiple disciplines.


Jess joins the A.N.T. Coaching team, bringing fantastic confidence, top level skills and a true understanding of how the swimming pathway works from the athletes perspective.


Jess will be supporting those athletes looking to build stamina and endurance.

Freya Bradley


Currently studying ASA Level 1 Teaching

Introducing our new development coach.   

Freya joins the A.N.T. Coaching  Team after a highly successful period of competing at National Level, as a Back Stroke swimmer. Freya has been a Performance athlete with clubs including Soundwell and City of Bristol, and truly knows the dedication and hard work it takes to succeed at the very pinnacle of swimming at a young age. She brings all her experience in both technique and mindset, along with her fantastic attitude and work ethic to help others achieve their goals, in the spirit and ethos of A.N.T. Swimming.

Evie-Rose Young


Currently studying ASA Level 1 Teaching

My name is Evie-Rose  and I am an assistant coach at A.N.T. Swimming. I’ve swam since the age of 5, starting performance swimming at only 10 years old. I started out on my performance pathway with Team Bath Aqua Sulis, then moving to City of Bristol at 13.  I’ve travelled around Britain with swimming, also going abroad on training camps. I’ve competed at Nationals multiple times, and even made finals there. I’ve had my fair shares of ups and downs with swimming, going through periods of not getting any faster, having to cope with stress from exams and handling my time well so I know how tough it can be. I’ve won trophies multiple times at high ranked competitions including regionals and counties. I am very passionate about swimming as it’s always been a big part of my life, and I'm looking forward to helping develop swimmers with A.N.T. Swimming.

the rest of the best - a.n.t. coaching support staff

2 x ASA Level 2 Teaching

1 x ASA Level 2 Coaching

1 x ASA Level 1 Teaching

Masters Swimming Coach

Open Water & Triathlon Swim Coach

National Youth Swimmer

Our coaching team at A.N.T. Swimming offers a wide range of Coaching experience.

We have Coaches that are current Learn to Swim Teachers, Masters Coaches as well as National Swimmers that are starting out on their Coaching Careers with the wealth of first hand experience.

Our Coaching Team are active Swimmers, who still compete to National, Regional and County Level, as well as seasoned professionals at Open Water & Triathlon events across the UK.

Our coaching team have spent many years competing at Events across all swimming disciplines, and will have lots of  great practical advice. From the River  Dart 10k Open Water, Coast 2 Coast Swim, Ironman Triathlons, Sprint Triathlons, Marathons or even a Coasteering event.

Our coaching team pride themselves in taking part in Continuous Professional Development Programmes, ensuring they are current, up-to-date and able to offer the best advice and coaching knowledge available to our athletes.

We are always looking for NEW members to join the A.N.T. Team. If you can offer the passion and drive to help others achieve their goals, we would love to hear from you.