Diane Stafford

Club President & Lead Coach

Diane has been a member of TSWPC for over 34 years when her own children joined the club in 1986.  She has held a variety of volunteering roles within in the club from Representative to Central Lancashire SWPA, Lancashire County WPSA and SE North West Region, Club Secretary, Teacher, Head Coach, Life Member and is our current Club President.

During this time Diane was also honoured to be President of Central Lancashire SWPA; Lancashire County WPSA and SE North West Region. Diane is also a Life Member of Tyldesley SWPC; Central Lancashire SWPA and Swim England North West an honour bestowed by the 3 organisations in recognition for her contribution to Aquatics.

Diane continues to work with all 3 Local Associations and is part of the team working hard to “merge the 3 Local Associations” into the Greater Manchester SWPA.

Diane is also a member of the Lancashire WPSA Executive Committee and also held the post of Swimming Manager for SE North West from 2005 – 2017 with responsibility for organising all Regional Swimming Events; Swim Camps; Skills Days and other activities appertaining to swimming in the region.

Diane is currently employed by SE North West Region as Finance Administrator

“Swimming is a “life skill” and has always been my passion but when my children became involved in Water Polo then my interests expanded to incorporate this sport too. I have seen many changes over the years within the world of Aquatics and I am sure that there will be many more to come!”


ASA Preliminary Teacher – 1987
ASA Teacher – 1996
ASA Assistant Coach -1997
ASA Club Coach 1998 (this is equivalent to SE LEVEL 3 COACH)
Team Manager Module 1 & 2


Qualified as ASA Preliminary Teacher in 1987 and made the decision to take Coaching qualifications when she became Chief Coach in 1998. With this qualification I then volunteered as a Coach at Wigan Borough Swim Squad.
Selected by British Swimming & Swim England in the role of Team Manager escorting teams both in this country and abroad on training/competition camps.

Personal Interests

I am very lucky to have 5 grandchildren who I adore and love spending time with, and I love my holidays.
Anyone who knows me will often call me “Judith Chalmers” as I and my husband Alan have time for our other passion in life “travelling the world”.
When I am not spending time with the family or on holiday I love to watch football and of course there is only team to support Manchester United.