Sue Eason – Head Coach
Sue returned to Bognor Regis in 1999 having accompanied her husband overseas whilst serving in HM Forces. Her three children immediately joined BRSC. Sue, like many parents, volunteered to help on poolside both during training and at galas.
In February 2000 the opportunity arose to attend an Assistant Swimming Teachers course, and six months later Sue successfully passed the Full Teachers Course. In 2002 Sue was appointed by the Committee to the post of Development Coach and fulfilled this role until her retirement two years ago. However, Sue is remained an active member of the coaching team.
Sue has been a committed supporter of the club since she joined, and her dedication to its membership and swimmers is such that in July 2016 took up the post of Joint Head Coach.
Mo Van Zijl – Assisant Coach
Mo is an experienced ASA Level 1 Coach who has been swimming since she was a teenager, and originally swam for Croydon Amphibians.
She attended and passed her STA Swimming Teacher Course back in 2004, and has taught at various pools since then. Mo took over the swim school as Swim School Co-ordinator in September 2013 until it’s closure. Mo coaches the Sea Horses squad, and also helps out with other squads.
Mo is currently hard at work studying part-time, undertaking courses in Maths and English.
Ediz Bayraktar – Assistant Coach
Ediz has been swimming since the age of three, and progressed to swimming in galas at Borough, County level and London youth games at a young age. He now enjoys helping others to swim as part of their exercise regime, or to help them to swim competitively. He has STA qualifications in teaching, and is now looking to take on coaching courses and CDP training for various elements.
Ediz has already done some CPD with the British programme, and undertaken CPD training for team management at Bognor Regis Swimming Club. Ediz is now concentrating on building on his experience and training to help assist his position at BRSC. Ediz also serves on the committee as Team Manager.
Kim Hickmore – Assistant Coach
Kim started swimming with BRSC when she was seven years old. When she was nine she won the Copper Champs, and by the age of 16 was swimming at County level. She attained top in breast stroke, having been trained by former head coach, Chris Adams. At this time Kim was swimming at meets all over the country, and represented the club in Germany.
Whilst studying for her GCSE in PE, Kim was teaching local primary school children how to swim. She gained awards in diving, life guarding and synchronised swimming. During her time at college, Kim worked as a lifeguard at Littlehampton swimming pool.
Kim took a break from BRSC and came back to support the club after the birth of her two children.