James Richards

James Richards smallJames Richards is our Head Coach, a Level 3 senior coach who also holds a Level 2 teaching aquatics qualification. He has a 1st class BSc Honours degree in applied sport and exercise. He is currently undertaking a Masters degree researching competition warm-ups.

He has been the Head Coach at Cirencester SC and also an England talent coach on the Level 1 programme.
James has coached at GCSC since 2010 and has been a swimming teacher at GL1 since 2011.

Daisy Bond

Daisy BondDaisy is currently a Level 2 swim teacher, also working at GL1. She is planning to undertake her coaching qualification once her studies have been completed. She has coached alongside Ed Sinclair on the Maximum performances swim camps.

Daisy has a 1st class BSc Honours in Sport and Exercise Science, with her dissertation being published. She moved to Gloucester in September 2014 to study an MSc in Sports Therapy.

Daisy was a competitive swimmer previously reaching counties, regionals and nationals.She is also a qualified starter and was part of the ASA Youth Forum 2012-2014. She volunteered at the London 2012 Paralympics Games and also the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Tom Howells

Tom Howells smallTom Howells is a Level 2 swim teacher who is working towards his Level 3 coaching qualification. He is also a Level 3 personal trainer. He works mainly as a coach with TTC6 squad.

Tom joined GCSC aged 8 years and went on to compete as a finalist at county, regional and zonal level. He was also club captain for 2 years.

Currently, Tom is a swim teacher at both GL1 and Beaufort Sports Centre.

Carolyn Bisset

Carolyn BissetCarolyn Bisset is an ASA Level 2 teacher of aquatics as well as a Level 1 coach.

She coached with Carnegie Swimming Club before moving to Gloucester where she has coached for 3 years. Carolyn swam competitively and represented Scotland at international schools level in 100m breaststroke.

Carolyn is a Masters swimmer and competed in a Masters Club Championships just 2 weeks before her second son was born! Both her sons swim with GCSC.

Emily Starkey

emily starkeyEmily Starkey is a Level 1 swimming coach. She used to swim competitively at Hatfield SC and two of her children train with GCSC. Emily is a qualified J1 and she coaches within the Swim Skills section of the club.




Elaine Campion

campion2Elaine Campion is an ASA Level 2 Coach and an ASA Level 2 swim teacher. She is a team manager at GCSC and supports the coaching of swim skills squads.

She started coaching with Awali Swimming Club in 1992 and continued coaching in the Middle East until she moved to Gloucester where she has coached for 2 years.

Gloucester City’s coaching team is very ably assisted by some of its young people (all dedicated swimmers themselves) who give up their time to work alongside the coaches and develop their own experience of coaching. Their contribution is significant and greatly appreciated.