Meet our Coaching team and volunteers.
Zofia Kozien, Head Coach
Zofia comes from Krakow, Poland, and has lived in England since 1985. She started swimming at school, aged 7, and in the first year mastered a good backstroke, but refused to swim freestyle. Nevertheless, after being talent spotted by the Junior Coach of ‘Wisla’ Krakow, Zofia joined that club’s competitive squad and spent many, many happy hours swimming and competing at national and east-national level. Between 1972 and 1976, Zofia trained as a member of the Olympic Talent Development Squad, preparing for 1976 Summer Olympics, celebrated in Montreal, Canada.
When her younger daughter started to swim with Acton SC, in 2003, the hidden “swimming fascination” surfaced, and Zofia started coaching. She came to Verulam SC as a Level 3 ASA Club Coach, first as our Intermediate Squad coach and we were very pleased when she became Head Coach in November, 2009.
“When coaching I’m trying to give swimmers the best chance to be the best swimmers they can possibly be.”
Assistant Coaches and Teachers
Jack Donoghue, Stuart Webb, Carrie Cotton, Ann Huntingford, Emily Huntingford, Helen Hutton, Camilla Camerea, Sandie Naik-Neenan, Clare Dale, Sean Baccas, Devon Meakins and Eloise Tinkler.
Chair – Graham Shreeves
Secretary – Janet Gardiner
Treasurer – Karen Donovan
Welfare Officer – Anne Tinkler
Fixtures and Facilities Officer – Andy Meakins
Communications Co-ordinator – Pauline Alexander
Swim21 co-ordinator – Louise Shreeves
Membership Secretary – New Members – Yvonne Bennett
Membership Renewals Secretary – Richard Ives
ASA Registration Officer – Clare Baccas