Divisional Team

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The ASA have restructured into Divisional Business Units.  The North Division is split into the ASA North West Region and the ASA North East Region.

The main office is situated in Manchester with a sub divisional office in Darlington.  The administration team will support both regions

Divisional Business Manager - North

Chris Rinder  


Tel: 07765 848686

Divisional  Business Manager  is responsible for the North Region which covers the North East and North West Regions.

He is also responsible for driving forward and managing the ASA "Get People Swimming".

 Divisional Office Manager - North

Diane Stafford    


Tel:    0161 273 3907

Diane Stafford is responsible for the management of the office structure within the North Division along with the Divisional Administrator.  Offering admin support to the  ASA North East Region and ASA North West Region

Diane is also the Manager of the ASA North West Region Swimming Management Group.

Divisional Administrator



Tel: 01325  481260       

Linda Tjaguns is the Divisional Administrator working out of the Darlington Office.

Aquatic Officers

Karen Driver     


Tel:    07766 654927     

Karen Driver is the Aquatic Officer covering Lancashire and Skipton area.

Paul Downes   paul.downes@swimming.org 

 Tel:    07827 834775

Paul Downes is responsible for Tees Valley and York

Kate Nicholson


Tel:    07717 290534     

Kate Nicholson is the Aquatic Officer covering Cumbria

Gavin Roberts  


Tel:  07825 512492   

Gavin  is the Aquatic Officer covering  Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield.

Lorna Postlethwaite


Tel No: 07799 896449

Lorna Postlethwaite is the Aquatic Officer covering Cheshire abnd Merseyside