Coaching Staff

Meet The Team:

Alison Middleton:Qualified Level 3 Coach and Head Coach of Aqua Force.

I’m Alison Middleton, Head Coach and Director for Aqua Force Swimming Academy. I have a level 3 Coaching qualification and a Lifeguarding qualification as well Disability level 1 swimming and water polo along with rounder’s qualification. I am a full time Swimming Teacher for Dyke House Sport and Technology College teaching over 10 primary’s in the town and have been for over 15 yrs and hold a certificate for Pool Plant Operators for pool work and general running of the pool. I Also teach at Mill House on a week day with adults. Swimming is a passion for me . I have been involved with swimming for over 25 years. Both my children swam at competitive level going on to represent Manor school at the school Nationals. My ambition is to build up this positive new venture in Hartlepools community and show you how swimming can give young people confidence, determination, skills and enjoyment along with a life skill with a journey into adult hood. I have a large team of enthusiastic Teacher/Coaches working along side me.

I have coached more than 7 national and 20 N&D NER . I have had the privilege to have coached Jemma Lowe and Chris Alderton, Lauren Sinden, Sophie Dixon, Danielle Berry, Mark Pearce, Emily Crosby, and numbers of other very talented young people of Hartlepool WOW !!! What talents . So with your help and support let your children come and have a good time with Aqua Force Swimming Academys team and let’s give the young people of Hartlepool the skills and knowledge they need to perform to their very best ability.

Carol Boagey: Level 2 Teacher / Level 2 coach

Carol Boagey is part of the original team that set up the Academy in 2011. Carol teaches and coaches at all levels with the Academy and also conducts school swimming lessons in addition to her role at Aquaforce. Carol is a masters swimmer who regularly achieves podium finishes when she competes throughout the region. When not taching swimming, Carol enjoys open water swimming when on holiday.

Mark Mayes Level 2 Teacher/ Level 2 coach

Mark Mayes has been involved in teaching and coaching since 2013. Mark is himself a masters competitive swimmer who still competes at meetings when time allows.

Mark Anderson : Level 1 teacher/Level 1 Coach

Mark joined the teaching and coaching staff in 2019 after getting involved when his son joined the Academy. Since then, Mark has gained level 1 teaching and level 1coaching qualifications and takes swimmers at all levels for training.


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