Lead Squad Coach – Junior & Senior Performance Squads
Sam has been involved in competitive swimming for over 30 years and swam for Saxon Crown SC at Nationals level in the 1990s. More recently he has been working at Greenwich Royals Swimming Club as a coach and at London Aquatics Centre delivering the Olympic Legacy and working closely with British Swimming.
Currently Sam has the honour to sit along side some of his own mentors on the London Region Events committee for the delivery and success of the London Regional swimming.
In 2016 Sam won both British and European championships in Powerlifting and came second in the world with the WPF/BPO
He has also competed in several semi-professional Cage fights back in the early 2000s and hold 3 martial art black belts.
Lead Squad Coach – Progressive Group
Mick has been involved in swimming since the age of 8yrs old, and became a national age group freestyle swimmer.
He went on to play Water Polo for Great Britain and coached the Under 16/18 Club Team to become National Champions and produced several international players. After coaching in the UK for several years, he went on to be an age group development and masters coach in Australia for 3yrs and then in Kentucky, USA for a further 3 yrs. He is very much looking forward to helping move BSC forward and enjoys coaching, encouraging and developing the individual talents of our swimmers.
Lead Squad Coach – Development Group
Marina has been coaching at Bexley SC for 17 years. Before joining us she also coached at Bromley SC for 6 years and swam as a Master there for 4 years as she also swan competitively in her youth. She Coordinates the ASA Swim England Learn to Swim programme at Sidcup Leisure Centre and through this she is proud to say that they have a good rapport with Bexley SC with children passing through the Learn to Swim programme into Bexley SC. She was made an Honary Member of Bexley SC in 2014 and was very proud to accept it. Marina is very passionate about her teaching and coaching and enjoys passing this on to all her swimmers and hopes that they will enjoy swimming as much as she does and maybe Coach at the club one day themselves.
Lead Squad Coach – Academy Group
Chelsey has been a qualified swimming coach for the past five years. After four years coaching at Greenwich Royals SC, she moved to Bexley in November 2019, and is now the Lead Squad Coach for both Academy and ClubMasters. Still a swimmer herself, Chelsey trains multiple times a week and competes as a Master in competitions.
As well as coaching and teaching swimming, Chelsey is a qualified lawyer, specialising in property and family law, and was recently invited to speak at an International Conference.
Prior to becoming a swimmer, Chelsey was part of a performing arts school, and once got to play Dorothy in A Wizard of Oz, as well as other main roles in Fame, Greece and Chicago.
Arena – Sam Minster
Tudor – Mick Couzens
KJL – Sam Minster
All our coaches hold DBS & Safeguarding certificates and relevant Swim England qualifications.