Vacancy: Swimming Coach

Organisation: Rotherham Metro Swimming Club
Contract Type: Self-Employed
Qualifications: Coaching Swimming: Swimming Coach Certificate or Level 2 Award
Working Hours: Part time
Location: Aston/Maltby
Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 30/06/2023
Rotherham Metro Swimming Club based in Rotherham is recruiting for a highly motivated swimming coach towork primarily Pre County squad but across the whole club.
The candidate will ideally have experience of coaching different age groups of swimmers up to a county level as a minimum. They must be highly motivated and able to work as part as a well-established team. They will be responsible for development of an annual training plan with support from the head coach, populate a competition calendar, be present at competition and be able to adapt where necessary.
Based at Aston/ Maltby Pools:
Tuesday Aston 19.00-21.00
Thursday Aston 19.00-21.00
Saturday Aston 07.20-09.20
Sunday Maltby 07.00-9.00

The Ideal Candidate will be able to demonstrate different communication styles and behaviours to support swimmers to enjoy their sport and reach their potential. The candidate will be able to work with Swimmers, coaches, parents and the committee to provide the best environment for all swimmers.

Skills and Qualifications: 
The Coach will:

  1. Hold a current Swim England Coaching Certificate/ASA Level 2 coaching qualification
  2. Be self-motivated
  3. Have good knowledge and understanding of the discipline of swimming
  4. Display excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  5. Have the ability to confidently lead training sessions
  6. Have the ability to communicate effectively with swimmers, parents, and Committee
  7. Have a good working knowledge of child protection procedures

Those interested should apply directly to the head coach Alan Kirton either in writing to or can call him to discuss the position on 07988 280300.

Butterfly record for Maddie Johnson

Maddie Johnson added her name to our list of record breakers on Monday with a time of 28.38s in the heats of the 50m Butterfly at the NER Championships at Ponds Forge. This time beats the previous Open Girls record of 28.59s which had been held by Debbie Cocking since Aug 2016.

She then went on to better that in the final with a time of 28.35s. Many Congratulations to Maddie who was awarded the bronze medal in the process.

Ollie again adds his name to the record sheet at NER Championships

Ollie Davis-Tootill was again in record-breaking form at last weekend’s regional championships.

On Sunday, he broke the junior boys 100m freestyle record with a time of 56.14s and this beat the record of 56.26s previously held by Harri Thorman since 2018. Not only that, but he went even faster in the final so the record now stands at 55.84s.

Also on Sunday, he went on to break the record for the 50m backstroke with a time of 28.63s. This adds to the 100m backstroke record he already holds and the 50m record had been held by Robert Pearson since 2013.

Finishing the weekend on Bank Holiday Monday, he bettered a record in the 50m freestyle too beating Matthew Sotheran’s 2011 record of 25.91s with a time of 25.69s.

Ollie now holds four junior records!

Our Record Breakers are at it again!

Oliver Davis-Tootill and Mollie Fisher were yet again breaking records at the Leeds National Qualifier Meet last weekend.

On Saturday, Ollie again broke his 100m backstroke record which he had only set earlier this month. In the event held at the John Charles Centre, he achived a time of 1:02.21.

On Sunday, Mollie bettered her own time in the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:29.29 beating a time she had only set the previous week at the British Swimming Championships.

Well done to both swimmers!

Records broken at British Champs

Last week’s British Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge last week saw more records broken by our club captains.

Luke Booth started the week breaking his own 400m freestyle record with a time of 4:04.94. He followed this up by again breaking his own record in the 800m freestyle with a time of 8:30.22.

On the same day, Mollie Fisher broke her own club record in the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:30.33.

Well done to both swimmers!

Record breaking Ollie does it again!

Oliver Davis-Tootill excelled again at the second Derventio open meet of the year by again breaking his own club record for the 100m backstroke in the Boys Under 15 Long Course category with a time of 1:02.44. Well done to Ollie and I’m sure we’ll see more records broken before his birthday in July.

Open 800m record broken again

Male Club Captain Luke Booth again breaks his own long course record for the 800m freestyle.

His previous time was 8:37.30 and he finished his most recent swim at the Yorkshire Championships in Sheffield in a time of 8:34.21, picking up the gold medal along the way.

Well done Luke.

Ollie breaks a 10 year old record!

Oliver (Ollie) Davis-Tootill pulled out a fantastic swim in the 100m backstroke at the Yorkshire Championships last weekend with a time of 1:03.07. Not only did this beat his previous PB set just last month by 3 seconds, it also broke a club record that has stood for almost 10 years. This junior boys record was previously held by Robert Pearson with a time of 1:03.31 set in May 2013.

Many congratulations to Ollie for achieving his first club record – let’s hope it’s the first of many.

Mollie to compete in Dubai

Club Captain Mollie Fisher flies to the UAE this week and will represent Team England in the Middle Eastern Championships. Mollie will spend the week in Dubai starting with three days training followed by three days of competition. She is part of a 75-strong national team taking part who have been selected as a result of their inclusion in the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). Mollie is working towards DiSE through Loughborough College. It is a two year BTEC course which she is completing alongside her A-Levels. More information about DiSE can be found here: Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) – Swimming | Swim England

Mollie has chosen to compete in 7 events in Dubai and will be the first Rotherham Metro swimmer in several years to represent her country. The training and competition takes place at the Hamdan Sports Complex (Hamdan Sports Complex ( which is an impressive world class facility. The club wishes Mollie well as she makes the most of this fantstic opportunity. Check out our social media outlets for more news on Mollie’s performance at the event.

Notice of Annual General Meeting


Sunday 19 th March 2023 at 10 am.

The meeting will be held at Maltby Leisure Centre.

Any motion for discussion must be received, in writing, by the Secretary no later than Sunday 26 th
February 2023
Nominations for the Management Committee must be in the hands of the Secretary no later than
Sunday 26 th February 2023. All nominations must have the signature of the PROPOSER,
SECONDER and the NOMINEE, who must all be paid up members of the Club.
Only members having attained their 16th Birthday will be entitled to vote, nominate or second.
Only members aged 18 years and over may be elected to the Management Committee.
Management Committee positions to be filled are:-

Club Secretary
Competition Secretary
Membership Secretary
Swimming Secretary
Club Shop & Kit Secretary
Education Secretary
Open Gala Secretary
Fund Raising Secretary
Public Relation Officer
Masters Secretary
Welfare Officer

Secretary: Sally McGrother
27 Broomfield Grove
S60 2SY