About us

The club has served the town of Hartlepool for over 90 years it has in its past produced Olympic Athletes, indeed current Olympian Jemma Lowe started her swimming career at Hartlepool, her home town club. The clubs current Chairman (Shirley Black) has over thirty years experience and still coaches for the club.

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The current staff are:

Andrea Bullock, B2 & B3 Coach

Shirley Black, Minnows & Mighty Minnows

Antonia Fawcett, Learn to Swim Coordinator

Shellie Turner, Development Coach

Poppy Hutchins, Sharks Coach

Charlotte Quarmby, Sharks Coach

Chris McMorris, Land Work Coach (fitness)

Siobhan Rafferty, Land work Helper (conditioning)

Gary Bushnall, Pool Side Helper

Ian Bullock, Head Coach


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We are proudly sponsored by the UK’s top Frozen At Sea Fish supplier, Collins Seafoods Ltd. The Newton Aycliffe-based company has pledged to support us by providing us with brand new swimming kit for the children and helping us with our PR and marketing. As fish is an essential element of every swimmer’s diet, this is a perfect partnership and we’re looking forward to seeing our relationship bloom.


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