Helen Rowe
Teacher/coach
Weekly 2 hour session for transition swimmers
I have been a teacher/coach with TT since 2011. I currently coach the transition swimmers. These are the top swimmers of Junior Squad that are hoping to progress into Performance Squad. In the weekly two hour session we work on improving skills & technique (you've got to slow down to go fast!) and improving stamina through race pace & endurance.

I enjoy coaching swimming because I love to see their happiness in their development, whether it's perfecting a skill to gaining a PB. This makes me feel very proud!

In addition to swimming I also enjoy taking my boys to swimming competitions, spending time with my family, kayaking & walking.

Everyone wants to swim fast, but you need to take the time & learn how to do it. PERFECT PRACTICE = PERFECT PERFORMANCE DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.
Chris Beal
TTSD Lead Coach
I am the lead coach of the Tornadoes of South Dorset, a role I have had since the September 2013, but I have been at TTSD since 2004 when my daughter first started in B squad. As well as coaching, I prepare the swimmers session plans and plan the meets that the club attends to get the best from the swimmers.

I live with my lovely wife Anne (who I seldom see) and our two children Rebecca and Aaron, in BEAMINSTER, some 30 miles away from the Osprey pool. During the day I am the production engineer at Arada stoves in Axminster Devon. In the evening`s I coach swimmers. Both at TTSD and at Bridport Barracudas, where I was introduced to the crazy world of swimming. Nobody warned me that it would take over my life completely.

I have been lucky enough to work with some great coaches at this club, as well as some great swimmers. I have had the privilege recently of taking some of the swimmers, my daughter included to national championships in Sheffield. I have seen TTSD swimmers in national finals and on podiums, and as a coach that is a great feeling I can tell you. A lot of hard work goes into getting to that level, and at TTSD we aim high every session. I understand that not all swimmers can become national champions, but I do expect TTSD swimmers to be the best that they can be and always try.

I am passionate about the sport and demand high standards from all of the swimmers and I expect them to take something positive away from every session that they swim. I also ask you to do your bit and truly support your swimmers all the way, not just the good days, but also the bad ones.

If you ever have any questions please just come and see me after a training session, I will be happy to try to help.
Ian Hooper
Level 2 teacher/coach & Swim 21 officer.
Mondays & Wednesdays national squad
Former fly swimmer at national level. Ian's daughter is also a member at the swimming club.
Bill Babb
Junior coach
I have been coaching at Tornadoes nearly 5 years. Previously I was assistant and lead coach at Portland Dolphins ASC. I am in my second spell as Junior coach. In addition to swimming I enjoy skiing,walking and watching football. I enjoy coaching children to swim as it gives me great joy to see them to progress.
Maria Lochrie
A squad coach
I have been a Coach at TT since 2015. In addition to swimming I enjoy lots of other sports such as Octopush, synchronised swimming, cycling and many others, I am also studying Mental health Nursing at University. I enjoy Coaching because when I was a swimmer myself having a good coach really made a difference to the swimming experience. I hope this is something I provide for the swimmers at the club.