Maximum Performances featuring Olympians  

Edward Sinclair 

Director & Founder

Qualifications & Certificates:

Double Olympian, ASA Levels 1 & 2 Swimming Teaching; ASA Club Coaches Level 3; ASA Team Manager; Diploma In Personal Training Level 3; B.W.L.A Award Weight Lifting; Thump Boxing For Fitness Level 1 & 2 Instructor; National Rescue Award NPLQ Lifeguard; BSCA Member; Institute Of Swimming Member; Safety First Aid Qualified II.; National Child Protection Award; National Pool Plant Operators Certificate (CIMSPA)  

Ed represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games, Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004 - as part of the 4x200 freestyle team which finished 5th in 2000 against the amazing Australia team which consisted of Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe. Ed also competed at six European Championships winning five medals and competed at three World Championships winning three medals. He broke the British record several times during his swimming career, as an individual in the 200m Freestyle event and as part of the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay team (LC as well as SC). Ed also held European Relays records. His highest world ranking was 7th in the 200 freestyle in 1999.

After retiring (in 2005) from professional swimming Ed began his coaching career at Millfield School, where he also headed the Strength & Conditioning Programme. Currently he runs Maximum Performances and he also is the Head Coach at Teddington Swimming Club. Ed is also involved in the The England National Talent Programme as part of the coaching team and in the government-funded AASE programme.

Edward coached swimmers all the way to the British National Team and his students, including James Guy and Joel Knight have won numerous medals at the National Championships. Ed was also very proud to watch James Disney-May, who he used to coach at Millfield, compete on the highest level during the London 2012 Olympics. 

Ed has many years of experience in coaching and training with triathletes, such as: Vanessa Raw (GB International), Chris Carter (GB International), Eliza Cottington (International Junior), Emma Pallant (GB International), Pavan Rooprai (GB International), Stuart Hayes (Olympian 2012) and Michelle Dillon (Olympian 2004).

Many years of competitive swimming at the highest level combined with rich experience in coaching swimmers and triathletes at all levels equipped Edward with the ability to adapt to the athlete’s needs and deliver highly focused swimming coaching and swimming specific land training.

'My Coaching Philosophy' By TSC Head Coach Edward Sinclair

Coaching Career Summary 2010

Top 5 events: 
1) 100 Freestyle (50.81 LC, 50.03 SC) 
2) 200 Freestyle (1.48.74 LC, 1.45.91 SC) 
3) 400 Freestyle (3.50.55 LC, 3.44.27 SC) 
4) 200 Fly ( 2.01.45 LC, 1.57.78 SC) 
5) 50 Freestyle (22.98 SC, 23.67 LC) 

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Matt Kidd



Double Olympian, BSc Sports Science; BA Economics, MBA 

Matt also represented Great Britain at the 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) Olympic Games. Swimming the Freestyle leg in the 4x100 Medley relay they finished 8th in Athens. 
Matt won a Silver medal at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 as part of the 4x100 Medley relay team, which also broke the British Record. Matt also won medals at the European Short Course Championships, World Championships and World University Games breaking the British records on the way. 

In 2001 at the World University Games, Matt became the first British swimmer to break the magical 50 second barrier for 100meters Freestyle (Long Course). He finished 4th individually in the 100 meters Freestyle and then less than an hour later led off the 4x100 Freestyle relay and broke his own British Record as well as helping the Team to win Gold.

Matt studied and trained at Auburn University where they won the prestigious NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Championships in 2003.

Top 3 events: 
1) 100 Freestyle (49.72 LC, 48.08 SC) 
2) 100 Breaststroke (1.04.4 LC, 1.02.52 SC) 
3) 200 IM (2.04.3 LC, 2.01.3 SC

Marianna Makarova
Marianna Makarová Maximum Performances photo profil



Master of Law, currently studying PhD in Law, First Aid Training (July 2014), Risk Assessment and Health & Safety Training, Child Protection Certificate


Marianna has more than 13 years' experience in education. As a founder & director of an educational consultancy she was running foreign-language and university-foundation courses.

As a centre and pastoral manager at Millfield School Marianna was responsible for operations of holiday courses and looked after the welfare of more than 900 students from over 50 countries. 

She gained further experience as a project manager for a study centre, guardianship organisation and a nursery in London. 

Marianna has been involved with Maximum Performances since 2009 and currently oversees business and legal affairs, smooth running of Maximum Performances operations and pastoral care.


Coaching Team - Summer 2015
Coaching & Pastoral Team - Summer 2014