Coaching and Support Team


Coaching Team

Charlotte Woolliscroft

Charlotte has a wealth of experience both in competition and coaching. Through her time spent with Sean Kelly and Richard Blackshaw at Stockport Metro Intensive Training Centre (run by British Swimming), she experienced first-hand the sport science involved in elite swimming. She learnt the technicalities of energy-specific training programmes, strength and conditioning regimes and cross-training and implements this following age-specific guidelines as set out in Swim England’s Development Pathway. Charlotte trained for 10 years in Sussex club, Shiverers, under the renowned former head coach, Ian Newell where she won over 13 British titles and represented GB on many occasions including European and World Championships in Open Water Swimming. She also attended Beijing Olympics 2008 as an ambassador for British swimming and Olympic hopeful. Charlotte believes that the combination of both her own and Ian’s philosophies, coupled with the latest sports science methods can help create an environment in which excellence can thrive.

Charlotte manages the swimming programme here at LCSC and hopes to continue to build a very successful and happy team.


Karen Woolliscroft

Karen is passionate about swimming and has been involved as a County swimmer, master swimmer, swimmer/coach and for the last 14 years been Assistant Head Coach of Shiverers and also Lancing College Swimming Coach. She is experienced in coaching ALL standards from early Fundamentals through to International elite and firmly believes you can achieve whatever you want to achieve!

Whilst at Shiverers Karen formed a strong coaching partnership with Ian Newell whose coaching philosophy helped swimmers win over 70 British Championships and numerous successes at international level. Karen has attended many National, British Championships, British trials and World Championships and was recently selected onto the National Coach Development Programme under the guidance of Amanda Booth, who was part of the coaching team for the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Karen has coached swimmers who have won British Championships, Nationals and have been selected onto England Talent programmes. She welcomes the chance to apply her philosophy and sports science approach to both the Lancing College swimming club and pupil only sessions, whilst continuing to inspire a growing junior development group of aspiring prep school talent.

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Benjamin Malik

Ben has been involved in the Sports and Leisure industry since 2010, first as a lifeguard and then moving onto gym instructing and personal training in 2011. He has developed a love of swimming alongside this, and is most passionate about his swimming teaching, which he takes great pride in.

Ben has grown up around sport. As an avid basketball player from an early age he embodied the same sporting philosophy as we do here at LCSC, and for that reason we are very excited to have him head up our land-based exercise programme. 

Ben will combine his vast fitness expertise and channel it into a swimming-specific programme to enhance the strength and conditioning of LCSC swimmers.

Ben is also swimming co-ordinator for our community swims and learn-to-swim initiative.


Jenny Chapman

Jenny runs the physiotherapy at Lancing College Swimming Club, offering treatment and working closely with the coaching team in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries as well as providing sports massage. Jenny has been in private practice for 11 years, focusing on injury recovery and prevention for all, from the keep-fitters to elite sportspeople.


Jenny Chapman