Black Lion is lucky enough to have a large and experienced group of coaches that support our aim to inspire a lifelong love of swimming through excellence, development and support.

We place a great importance in supporting our coaches by enhancing their experience and qualifications. With a mix of professional coaches, qualified volunteers and a number of enthusiastic assistants, our ongoing training program ensures our swimmers receive the best possible coaching.

Our coaching team is led by our head coach Alan Londesbrough.

BLSC Coaching Team

Alan Londesbrough – Head Coach

Paul Caller

Danielle Spain

Neil Parker

Steve Howard

Jay Parsons

James Marshall

Colin Terry

Sam Williams

Joe Terry

Jenny Colwell

John Fisher

Kerry Allen

Lisa Lafferty

Lya Howard

BLSC Swim Academy

Jay Parsons – Academy Lead

Jo Tovey

Mark Beckwith

Lexie McLeod

Hannah Brown

Richard Marsden

Katie Isaacs

The club are also fortunate to be able to offer Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy to our swimmers, by appointment only, on Sunday evenings with Ruth Fisher a fully qualified and experienced therapist. (