Deepings Swimming Club have appointed Sam Peeroo as their new head coach, following the departure of Lynn Chapman after 17 years in charge of the team.
Sam has been a member of the Deepings Swimming Club as a swimmer, coach and committee member for 38 years.
She played a key role in the club’s fight against the permanent closure of Deepings Leisure Center and was also central to recent fundraising efforts with local councils.
Deepings has been a family affair for a long time, with Sam’s two sisters also swimming for the club, while his mother is the best and responsible for personal bests and his father has recently returned to the poolside as a coach – and is also Vice President.
Sophie Beckerton, President of Deepings Swimming Club, said: “The interview panel was impressed with Sam’s enthusiasm, commitment and passion for the club.
“As a level two coach, she already has in-depth knowledge, but she has also been able to identify areas for continued development.
“Sam has great ideas for bringing the coaching staff together to develop a cohesive training program for all teams and to improve communications with swimmers and parents. She is going to be a fantastic asset to the club.
Sam said: “I will work tirelessly to inspire and prepare all of our swimmers, regardless of their level of ability and ambition, so they can achieve their full potential.”
With a history filled with swimmers who have won international and national honours, Sam added: “I want to see this proud tradition continue, but with more people tasting this success and more frequently than in recent years. .”
The Deepings Swim Club, which now trains in Stamford-equipped school pools, has a thriving membership that caters to children through its skills, development, competition and performance teams, as well as adults via its team of masters. Members raced at departmental, regional and national levels last season.
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Deepings swimmer Kerys Arundell represented Great Britain at the European Masters Swimming Championships in Rome last month.
With masters swimmers divided into age groups, Kerys competed in the 35–39 age group for the 400m and 800m freestyle.
Participating for the first time in both events in a 50m long pool, Kerys achieved two excellent performances.
In the 800m she won her heat in 13:19.55 to finish 25th overall, while in the 400m she swam a time of 6:30.78 to finish 22nd.
Looking back on his first experience at the European Championships, Kerys said: “Being in Rome competing was an incredible experience in itself.
“It was great to compete amongst world class swimmers of all ages from all over Europe and I am so happy to have been part of such an amazing event. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.”