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Head Coach

Kim Mortimer - Contact

Kim who is an ASA Level 3 Coach, is the Performance Squad Coach. She joined Stratford Swimming Club when she was 9 years old and competed in both Junior & Senior Leagues. Kim started teaching in our Learn to Swim section in 2000 before going off to University in 2003 to take a degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. After completing her PGCE she became a PE teacher whilst coaching in a number of Junior positions at Stratford Sharks. Having recently finished a Masters Degree in Coaching at Loughborough University, Kim was appointed Head Coach from 1st June 2017

Kim is currently the lead coach of the Warwickshire County Pathway Programme and one of the skills coach on the Regional Pathway Programme

Assistant Head Coach

Yvonne Gajny - Contact

Yvonne, who is a Level 2 Coach, leads the Development and P2 squads providing support & advice to the coaches responsible for the Junior Development groups in order to ensure continued progression through to the Performance Pathway, the Competitive Pathway or Club Pathway. Any squad movements within the Development groups will be referred by the squad coaches to Yvonne. Yvonne is an experienced coach and also swam competitively with Avon Neptunes and Stratford Sharks when she was younger.

Head of Juniors and Academy

Annette Statham - Contact

Annette is a STA Level 2 Teacher and ASA Level 1 Coach, has taught swimmers for a number of years both in the UK and the Gulf. Annette's son Luke currently swims in the Juniors squad. Annette works with the Junior squads and is responsible for swimmers progression through the Academy group to the Juniors.


Ysabelle Caswell - Contact

Izzy is an ASA Level 2 Teacher with Everyone Active for 2 years and has supported coaches at Academy / Development / Performance Squads / Masters. Izzy will be working with Annette to continue the high standards of the achievement in the Academy sections of the club. 

Izzy has been a member of the club since she was 9 years old and has competed at County Level and represented Sharks at Nuneaton Junior League / Mercian and Arena League throughout her time. 


Josh Newman - Contact

Josh is an ASA Level 2 Teacher & ASA Level 1 Coach. Josh is a long time member of the club, still swims competitively with the club and competes as a triathlete in National Competitions. He coaches across Academy to Performance squads.


Yasmin Boff - Contact

Yas is an ASA Level 2 Teacher and Level 1 Coach, and works across the Academy and Performance Squads. Yasmin swam competitively to National Level with Coventry, Plymouth Leander and Hillingdon.


Jake Ashfield - Contact

Jake is an ASA Level 1 Coach


Sophie Warden - Contact

Sophie is an ASA Level 2 Teacher and ASA Level 1 Coach. She is a long time member of the club. She joined Stratford Sharks Swimming Club when she was 8 years old and competed for the club until she was 18 when she went off to university. After completing four years at university, she graduated with a masters degree in Sports Coaching. Sophie now works with all squads on a weekly basis.


Jenny Chapman



Abbie Wootton


Hope Lawton


Volunteer Coaches & Young Volunteers

At Stratford Sharks we are very lucky to have an Army of Helpers and Volunteers - Amongst these are: 

Mike Wardle
SLC Friday & Sunday Evenings
Club Swim

The Academy Crew