the Coaches

Laure Jorion

Level 3 Head Coach

After competitive swimming, I have found my passion for coaching. Originally from Paris, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Sport Performance specializing in swimming. I trained the competitive squads for 3 years at Lille University Club (with qualifications for the French Age group National Championships). In September 2018, I joined Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club as Juniors Performance Swimming Coach. I achieved very good results in almost two years, with significant increases in County & Regional Qualifications across squads. I am very passionate about swimming to help every swimmer meet and exceed their swimming potential. I look forward to taking the club forward over the years ahead.

Jake Lloyd

Level 2 Senior Coach

Head of Swim School

I have swam competitively for 8 years from County level all the up to Nationals. Through my own swimming I quickly became a Teacher and started working with my local swim schools. This was followed by gaining my Coaching qualifications. I have been teaching for 10yrs and coaching for 4yrs. Coaching is my passion. A great follower of Crossfit, I am looking forward to completing and gaining my Personal Training qualification soon.

Jack Mansfield

Level 1 Coach

I have been a member of penguins since I was 12 and love swimming competitively. I really enjoy teaching and coaching and want to help and encourage other swimmers to meet their maximum potential.

Nicola Arnold

Level 1 Coach

Team Manager

Nicola has been with Penguins since childhood, and swam for Penguins at National level and now in Masters. She has managed League teams for Penguins at local and national level.

Nicola has created lesson plans and run various local swim schools during her career, including life-long voluntary work for Penguins, with a particular focus on our young competitive Academy.

Nicola received the un-sung hero award for her contribution to swimming.

Siobhan Perrin

Level 1 Coach

Siobhan teaches in Swim School and Academy.

Rachel Donnelly

Level 1 Coach

Rachel is one of our competitive Masters swimmers, with success at County and Regional level.

Rachel has previously volunteered for Penguins at committee level with a focus on Child Safeguarding.

Rachel teaches in Swim School and at Academy level.