Development Officer & Head Coach
Lottie took part in an interview for our Dive Dive Dive magazine. Her profile here is that interview.
When is your birthday?
What did you want to be when you were at school?
I never really thought that far ahead!
What did your school reports say?
That I was too quiet and shy.
Who has been influential in your career or is your role model?
I don't have a role model as I think its more important to believe in yourself and focus on your own ability rather than compare yourself to others. My diving coach Bill Clark was very influential for my career as he helped me fall in love with the sport. Damian Ball (head coach at Southend) has been the most influential person so far as he really helped me grow and develop as a coach and gave me lots of encouragement.
What is your favourite food?
What annoys you most?
People who are constantly on their phone/ipad.
Do you have any bad habits?
I bite my nails (a habit which started through diving as I used to take chunks out of my shins and hands when my nails were too long, so I'd bite them before I got on the board).
What music do you like?
I like a lot of music genres mainly rock and alternative but I absolutely hate garage and house.
Do you have a nickname?
Lotlot or Lots.
What football team do you support?
I'm not big on football anymore but growing up I always supported Man U as that's where my Mum is from.
Outside of diving, how do you fill your time? What hobbies do you have?
Most of my spare time is spent on my degree and driving back to Essex to catch up with my family and friends. Unfortunately I don't really have time for hobbies anymore but I occasionally go adult gymnastics in Huntingdon.
What gives you job satisfaction?
Divers working hard and seeing them get great results in return.
Full Time Coach
Helen has taken on the administration of the Learn to Dive programme and assist with the organisation of the competitive programme. She is also the club treasurer.