Our Core Team

We have a small team of dedicated, highly qualified instructors and a fantastic group of volunteers for our older and vulnerable adult classes and our open water swimming that make it all possible. Our collective aim is to provide you with the best possible all-round experience whether that's an exercise class to develop your functional fitness or a technical coaching session for the serious competitor.



Led by Mary, our Directorship Team have collective qualifications and experience in Business Management, CIC operation, Environmental Management  and Media Consulting and as you can see, they are happy to join in with the fun as well! 

  • Mary Hardwick BSc, PhD, MBA, FIOD
  • Saya Sheridan BSc, PhD, CIEEM
  • Chris Thomas BSc, PhD, MBA, FITP, CEng
  • Annie Thomas BA



Our Instructor Team cover the breadth of Sports, Fitness and Rehabilitation with significant experience and qualifications in all of the activities that they lead.

  • Zoe Cartwright (Older Exerciser and Rehabilitation)
  • Mary Hardwick (Sports, Fitness & Rehabilitation)
  • Abi Morris (Older Exerciser and Rehabilitation)
  • Lynette Patino (Strength Training for athletes and older populations)
  • Dawn Revens (Personal Training & Nutrition)
  • Jo Roberts (Older Exerciser and Rehabilitation Manager)
  • Alison Sentance (Physiotherapy & Aquatic Therapy)
  • Darren Thoirs (Triathlon & Swim Coach)



Our Volunteers are a wonderful group of people who give up their free time to support our Rehabilitation Classes and Open Water Swimming sessions. All of our class volunteers are first aid qualified and DBS checked.

  • Ruth Blinch
  • Jo Bonser
  • Trisha Farrow
  • Claire Franklin-Davis
  • Katharine Gaine
  • Sara Glover
  • Ruth Grainger
  • Daphne Harris
  • Annabelle Holland
  • Jackie Ike
  • Mary Johnson
  • Tracey Lawson
  • Fiona MacDonald
  • Helen Maitland
  • Elise McAuley
  • Eleanor Mickelburgh
  • Miranda Palmer
  • Sarah Sharp
  • Yvonne Spencer
  • Sue Tonge
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