Holly Richards – Head Coach

email: headcoach@newhamswimmingclub.org.uk

mobile: 07932 039805

Holly Richards is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach who is responsible for the development and delivery of Newham & University of East London Swimming Club’s swim training programme.  She has extensive experience of coaching and developing swimmers to competitive standards at County and Regional levels and has worked with National and International swimmers.  In September 2014 she was elected to be coach (observer) on the England Talent Camp.


Marcin Jendrych

Marcin coaches the Swimfit+ and Junior Swimfit squads and assists with coaching the other squads.  In addition, he  is a qualified swimming level 2 teacher working with Active Newham.

Vytautas (‘Vyto’) Vaskevisius

Vyto coaches the Development Squad swimmers and assists with coaching other squads when required.  In addition, he is a qualified swimming teacher working with ActiveNewham.

Sarah Lavers

Sarah previously trained with Newham and University of East London, and then after returning from university in 2010 Sarah began coaching Newham and University of East London Development squad, and has continued to do so and supports the Head Coach with training the Junior and Senior Performance squads when required. Sarah is also qualified as a swimming level 2 teacher.

Ciara Purcell

Ciara is Assistant Coach with responsibility for coaching the Development Squad swimmers and assisting with coaching other squads when required and assisting the Head Coach with swimmer support at galas and competitions.