It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Tigersharks former Head Coach Phil Millard on 7 November 2018 following a short illness.

Phil joined Tigersharks, or Thamesdown, as it was known then when his 2 daughters Ali and Jo started swimming. He quickly became involved completing his ASA Swim Teacher qualification in the early 80's moving on to Assistant Club Coach and finally becoming a fully qualified British Swimming Club Coach and Head Coach of the Club. Tigersharks achieved a 6th place finish in the medal table at the National Age group and Youth Championships and achieved 18 national qualifiers in one year- an amazing achievement for a relatively small club. Phil also coached 2 out of the 4 Olympians produced from the town and he was immensely  proud to watch Grant Turner in London 2012 and Jaz Carlin claim her 2 silver medals in Rio in 2016.

Phil retired as Head Coach of the Club in 2005 and set up a Learn to swim programme with his daughter Jo and then returned to swimming , coaching the triathletes twice weekly.

Phil was involved with swimming for over 30 years and made a huge contribution to the sport and those athletes whom he coached .

We offer our sincere condolences to Carol, Ali, Jo and all the family on your loss

National Bound 

National bound

Tigersharks eight National qualifiers end their season on a high in 2018.
Maddison Gottfried (12) National Open Water Festival, Charlie Griffiths (12) National Open Water Festival, Isabella Thomson (12) Scottish Summer Nationals, James Andrew (14) National Open Water Festival, Leia Griffiths (14) National Open Water Festival, Sophie Walker (15) Scottish Summer Nationals, Harvie Greenwood (16) Scottish Summer Nationals & Laura Edwards (17) English Summer Nationals.

Congratulations to all of you.


Tigersharks are always happy to hear from you.

For all ‘Competitive Training’ enquiries
please contact Lesley Leffers on mobile 07707 470100

For all ‘Learn to Swim’ enquiries
please contact Zoe Salmon on mobile 07849 393054

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