Gala Colour (48 of 70)Our Coaching Team

Wandsworth SC has a long and successful track record in teaching and coaching swimmers from pre-school onwards. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide comprehensive training programmes in and out of the water-based on the latest thinking in Swim England’s Long Term Athlete Development programme.

Our water-based training follows clear performance pathways dependent on the swimmers' ability and commitment to the sport.  We aim to maximise every swimmer’s potential no matter their aims and goals.

Our swimmers receive a range of land-based training to complement their in-water training which includes strength & conditioning workouts and yoga by our extensive team of coaches and qualified volunteers.

Head Coach

Kamilla Kozlowska

Kamilla joined WSC in 2008 as a County Lead Coach and Assistant Head Coach. Four years and one child on, she was appointed WSC Head Coach.
We are very proud to have such great leadership from Kamilla. During her time WSC has continued its success with swimmers reaching finals and winning medals at County, Regional, National and British Championships.

Originally from Poland, Kamilla graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, with a masters degree in Sports Science and Physical Education.

Moving to England in 1996 she became a swim instructor but soon realised her passion for competitive swimming. She started coaching at a local club in Tooting and as they say, the rest is history!

ASA Level 3 Swim Coach certified.

Academy & Early Years Coach

Cindy Hanegraaf

Cindy is an ASA Level 2 aquatics instructor specialising in preparing young swimmers for competition. She currently coaches our Academy, Pre-Development and Development 1 Squads as well as leading Stroke Clinics and coordinates Mini-Galas for the development level swimmers.

Cindy started out as a Wandsworth SC parent in 2000 and in 2003, joined our team of esteemed coaches teaching our pre-competitive swimmers.

Cindy moved to the UK in 1991 from the US. She swam competitively at high school level and taught swimming during her university years and then moved into the world of Graphic Design.

Assistant Coach

Marguerite Damova

Coach

Kate Thurlow

Kate has been with WSC for 20 years, 7 of them as a swimmer in the equivalent of the senior performance squad reaching regional level with a speciality of IM. She, unfortunately, had to stop competing due to illness and became a teacher under the expert guidance of Cindy. She has been a teacher and coach for 13 years for all squads with occasional breaks to go learn some science (her other life is as a researcher specialising in genetics and dementia). She is now a coach for the Senior Development squad and assists with development 1 and 2 sessions.

Teacher

Jason Lawson

Teacher

Tim Robinson

Tim has been coaching within the club since 2017, having been a swimmer at the Club since the age of 4. He is currently primarily a cover coach as well as working on the weekends with both the development and senior squads. His swimming history ranges from national to international events. One of Tim's greatest achievements was coming third at the British open water nationals in 2013 and he also competed at the 2012 Olympic trials for 1500 m freestyle.

During the week, he is a full-time rotational physiotherapist at a London hospital having studied for a BSc in sport science and an MSc in physiotherapy.

Assistant

Anneke Hanegraaf

Assistant Coach Anneke joined WSC as a swimmer in 2000 and swam with the club until age 18, specialising in backstroke and butterfly. Although no longer swimming competitively, she continues to participate in swimming as an assistant coach and a disability swimming teacher with WSC and WASADS and also swims for her own enjoyment. She has assisted with galas, stroke clinics and regular swimming training sessions and is currently works with Dev 1. Anneke has a degree in Fine Arts and is currently working as lighting consultant and designer.