The 2021/22 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 12 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!

Meriel Clode
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Mel, I am a third year English student from Wales and I compete in surf lifesaving. As your club captain for 21/22 I will be working with the committee and the Athletic Union to make sure the club runs smoothly. I can’t wait to implement the exciting things we have planned this year!


Ally Dill
Vice Captain

Hi, I’m Ally and I am a second-year Exercise and Sport Science student. I’m one of your vice-captains and welfare secretaries. My role includes working alongside Jack to assist Mel as club captain, and we will always be around if you guys need any guidance or advice. I can’t wait for all the fun things we’ve got planned for this year!


 Jack Smith
Vice Captain

Hi I’m Jack and I’m a second year Maths student. I’ll be supporting Mel in making sure the training sessions and other aspects of the club run smoothly. I will be particularly focused on the performance aspect of our club to really encourage talented swimmers to improve further.


Ollie Hanger

Hi, I’m Ollie, I am a fourth year Economics student and your Treasurer for 2021/22. My role is to help manage the clubs finances and ensure that we stick to our yearly budget. I am looking forward to securing new equipment and helping to make the club run smoothly.


Lauren Cooley
Publicity Secretary

Hey, I’m Lauren, a second year Marketing & Management Student. My role as publicity sec involves making sure that all the social media pages are up-to-date and that key information is passed onto the team. I will also be working closely with sponsors, and constantly looking out for new companies to collaborate with.


Abby Jones
Event & Relations Secretary

Heya I’m Abby, I’m a masters student studying Applied Data Science and Statistics. As your events sec I’ll be organising our varsity week (the best week of the year) which involves a fun run, pub quiz, swim gala and night out, amongst other things! I’ll also be coordinating with other universities to organise a swimming trip for the club. Now that covid restrictions have eased I hope to plan an alumni get together so our EUSC legends can all catch up!


Esme Pearce
Competition Captain

My name is Esme and I’m in my third year studying English. I am your competition captain and will be organising club champs, BUCS teams and the BUSL galas. I will also be running BUCS training sessions in Exeter and on camps.


Oscar Silk
Social Secretary

Hi, I’m Oscar and one of your Social Secs, this year I’m looking forward to some wild Wednesdays nights, but its not just about how fast you can chop pints but also creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere during socials and even training. Surprisingly, I’m almost more excited to return to the pool, well maybe not St Luke’s.. but the new leisure centre seems pretty cool, hopefully it will be built in time for at least a couple training sessions this year…


Megan Summers
Social Secretary

Hey I’m Meg, I’m a Business Economics and Spanish student in my 3rd year. Together with Oscar, I will be coming up with some amazing weekly socials for everyone to get involved with! Hopefully this year there will be some new pub crawls and sober social events too.


Emma Henderson
Stash Secretary

Hi, I’m Emma and I’m a second year Geography student.  I am in charge of organising the team kit and merchandise to make us look fierce at competitions as well as showing off our amazing stash around campus!


Ellie Brown
Circuits Coach

Hi, I’m Ellie, I study Economics and I am your Circuits Coach. It is my role to run circuits every week for everyone, run along side our swimming sessions and socials! I am looking forward to designing circuits for every ability, and hopefully everyone will enjoy attending circuits this year. 


Erin Bunford
 Intramural Coach

Hey, I’m Erin! I study geography and sports science. As the Intramural Sec I organise all our fixtures and teams for the leagues. It might be mixed netball, football, rounders… you choose.


Coaching Team

Along side the Committee we have a professional coache 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.

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