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Susan Taylor - Head Coach & Performance Squad

UKCC Level 3 Coaching Swimming, UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming, UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics

Susan has coached for the past 10 years, starting out whilst studying at University before moving to West Dunbartonshire Swimming Club, where She developed her skills and completed her 2 coaching qualifications. Susan worked her way up to the position of  Assistant Head Coach for her last 3 years at the club, helping many swimmers achieve Snags, British and Scottish Squad times. Susan has recently moved back from Dubai where she was working as a Head Coach. 'I am thoroughly enjoying my first few months at Carnegie as Head Coach and I can't wait to help the club develop and I am excited to see what the future holds for the club'.

Susan's aims for the swimmers in her squad and the Club

  • Create a strong team culture throughout the whole club
  • See more swimmers achieving EDAGS, SNAGS and Summer meet times
  • Have more swimmers achieving Scottish Squads times
  • For all swimmers to enjoy the sport, create good friendships and learn skills that they can use in every part of their life.

Gary Hallam - Performance Development Black.

UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Swimming, UKCC Level 2 in Teaching Aquatics

Gary began coaching at Carnegie in 2008 when his daughter began to swim competitively with the club. Over the past 12 years I have coached the Sharks, Orcas and Development Squads. Since 2018 I have coached the Performance Development Black Squad. As well as coaching with Carnegie Swimming Club, I also teach swimming for the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, so I'm certainly "at home" at Carnegie Leisure Centre you might say. In my spare time (what spare time haha?) I might be found out cycling on my bike.

Gary aims for all swimmers ito work hard and to be the best they can be at their sport.


Lucy Walkup - Sharks.

UKCC Level 1&2 Teaching Aquatics, UKCC Level 1&2 Coaching Swimming

I have been teaching/coaching swimming since I acquired my first UKCC qualification in 2015. I have taught/coached throughout the past 5 years. I coached at Stirling Swimming Club whilst attending University and now I coach the Sharks Squad at Carnegie while supporting Orcas and Minnows in addition to my current University Course. I also teach swimming lessons at another location with swimmers aged 3-11 in a learn to swim/ beginners programme.

Lucy has 3 aims for the swimmers in her squad

  • To have fun.
  • For all participants to challenge themselves and strive to achieve their full potential whether that be in                      training or through competing.
  • Swimmers to socialise with their teammates and have the opportunity to create positive relationships with people of a similar age who have similar interests.


Kay Maxwell - Minnows.

Level 2 Teaching Aquatics, Level 2 Coaching Swimming, Team Manager 2

Kay started as a poolside helper with Carnegie 8 years ago, and went on to do her qualifications. Kay has taught Beginners and Advanced Beginners, assisted with Minnows and Sharks and has been Minnows Coach for the last 3 years.

Kay's aims for the swimmers in her squad

  • Enjoy Training and Swimming
  • Put swimmers on a pathway for their future progression within the Club
  • For swimmers to feel included in the squad and Club, after all, the Minnows are the future of the Club