This page is an archive of the committee from 2019/20 – for the current committee please see the committee page

The swimming committee are here to make sure you have the best possible swimming experience during your time here at university. The club is run entirely by the Committee, made up of the 11 students below. If you need help with anything to do with the club or simply want to know more get in contact with a member of committee or let us know through the contact page and we’ll do all we can to help! The committee are supported in coaching by our 2 coaches, Gary and Gordon. Scroll down to find out more about the 2019/2020 committee.

Tom Harrington
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Tom, a third year History student and your club captain for 2018/19.


Abby Jones
Vice Captain

Hey, I’m Abby and I am a Economics and politics student and I am one of your vice-captains this year.


Alia Bryon
 Vice Captain

Hi! I’m Alia and I am your Vice captian this year. I am a second year geography student.


Luke Harden

Hi, I’m Luke and I am a second year accounting and finance student.


Eden Theodore
General Secretary

Hi guys, I’m Eden! I am your general sec this year. I am a third year psychology with sport science student.


Iona Gourlay
Event & Relations Secretary

Hello there, I am Iona! I am this years events and relations sec. I am currently in my second year and studying geography.


Sam Westerman
Competition Captain

Hey i’m Sam a Third year medical science student.


George Kendrick
Social Secretary

Hiya guys I am Kenny. I am A 2nd year Law student.


Susie Oates
Social Secretary

Hello! I’m Susie. I am a third year psychology student. Kenny and I are your social secs.


Tom Skyes
Stash Secretary

Hiya, i’m Tom , a third year history and philosophy student.


Eleri Hulme
Circuits Coach

Hi everyone! I’m Eleri, a fourth year biochemistry student and your circuits coach for this year. It’s my job to plan, run and provide an awesome playlist for the weekly on-land circuits session at St Lukes gym. The exercises will be cardio and resistance based and to finish there’s always a friendly game of benchball. If you have any questions, ideas or just want a chat, please drop me a message or come talk to me at training.


Coaching Team

Along side the Committee we have 2 professional coaches assisting at 2 training sessions a week.

Garry Mitchell

Garry has over 30 years experience of teaching and coaching people to swim.  He has progressed through the Amateur Swimming Association training programme from preliminary teacher to ASA Coach;  he holds a level 4 certificate in coaching swimming and is qualified as a level 3 personal trainer.

Over the past 20 years, Garry has held a number of Head Coach positions and produced swimmers who have competed at national and international level both in swimming and triathlon. He is currently the head coach of Dawlish Swimming Club in Devon;  a position he’s held since 2009.


Gordon is an ASA qualified coach who has been involved with swimming for over 40 years as a swimmer, teacher and coach.

Prior to becoming head coach at Exeter City Swimming Club she worked for the ASA as a Talent Development Officer – involved in organising and running training camps, coach education, mentoring coaches, assessing swimmers and coaches and working with clubs.

Intramural Captains

We offer 3 intramural teams for all of our members to take part in for free. These are run by our intramural captains below.

Iona Gourlay
Netball Intramural Captain

Iona is in charge of the Mighty Spermwhales netball team. For anyone interested in joining in, drop them an email ( or add yourself to the Facebook group:

Declan Barker
Football Intramural Captain

Dec is in charge of the Mighty Spermwhales Football team. For anyone interested in joining in, drop them an email ( or add yourself to the Facebook group:

Rounders Intramural Captain

TBC is in charge of the Mighty Spermwhales Rounders team. For anyone interested in joining in drop them an email (TBC) or add yourself to the Facebook group:

Rounders Facebook

Rounders will take place in term 3.

Previous Committees

Archived pages of previous committees: