LEDBURY and District Amateur club have revealed a new two-man lead coaching team to cover all their training sessions and events.

Duncan Loraine, an accomplished masters swimmer with 10 years of competitive experience, has been appointed head coach.

He has worked closely with the club for several years alongside the experienced Viv Jones and Chris Treanor and currently teaches from The Elms School, Colwall.

Tom Stokes, a club member who qualified for national competitions for nine consecutive years including Olympic trials for the 100-metre breaststroke in 2008, will support Loraine.

The Amateur Swimming Association-accredited club were established in 1976 and have more than 130 members.

Swimmers join from local schools and are welcome to pre-arranged trials.

Training is at Ledbury Swimming Pool or Malvern College and youngsters start with a one-hour session per week before moving to frequent pool and land training.

Members can enter league and open events, working towards county, regional and national qualification.