Carol has been at the heart of Swinton ASC for many years.
Juniors and Seniors Coach
Beginners’ Head Teacher
Assistant Lead Beginners’ Teacher & Girls’ Vice Captain
Learn 2 Swim Teacher – Rookie Lifeguard Assistant
Swim Teacher – Rookie Lifeguard Lead
Learn to Swim Teacher & Water Polo Lead
A swimming enthusiast, at the age of 4 I joined Swinton ASC and loved the water. I went on to represent both Swinton and Salford between the ages of 7 and 16 in many competitions winning lots of trophies throughout.
At the age of 14 I found my passion for Water polo. I initially started this at Swinton ASC and went on to represent a number of local teams, one of which I was captain of for over a decade. At the age of 17, I won my first major medal when I represented the North Of England in the national championships. All my hard work paid off and I won a national gold medal.
In 2008, I swapped the swimming pool for open water swimming, during which time I entered a host of British Long Distance racing events, winning the Ivon Percival in Liverpool and Coniston Water in the Lake District.
Finally, in 2012, I completed my biggest challenge to date when I successfully swam the English Channel, solo, in a time of 11 hours and 10 minutes to join Captain Webb in the record books.