Staff Biographies

Claire Thorn
Swimming Teacher

  • Great Britain Masters Swimmer
  • Great Britain Police Swimmer
  • World Masters Record Holder
  • European Masters Record Holder
  • British Masters Record Holder
  • Word Police and Fire Games Record Holder


Claire has been involved in competitive swimming from the age of 8 until the present day where she still competes in an international field.

Claire currently represents Great Britain Police and has been the team manager for the past 10 years.  She currently holds World Police and Fire Games records and has won many titles in the pool.

Claire’s swimming career as a Masters swimmer has been very successful, holding  World, European and British Masters records.  Claire was also a World Masters Bronze medal winner.

Claire wanted to share her passion and enthusiasm for swimming and so she became a qualified swimming teacher, where she enjoys passing on her knowledge to others.


Aquatic Qualifications, Training and Membership Claire has undertaken:

  • ASA – Level One Swimming Teacher
  • ASA – Level Two Swimming Teacher
  • ASA – Level One Coaching Swimming
  • British Red Cross – Emergency First Aid at work
  • ASA – Event Volunteer Programme
  • CPD – Starts and Turns
  • DBS – Checked and certified