This page is an archive of the committee from 2015/16 – 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, Jo John and Nye Levett. Scroll down to find out more.

Sam Harvey - Club Captain

Sam Harvey
Club Captain

Hi, I’m your Club Captain for 2015/16. My job is to make sure you have the best possible experience at EUSC and to liaise with our University Athletic Union to ensure the safe and smooth running of the club. I work closely with the rest of the Committee and I’m a primary point of contact for EUSC so if there’s anything you’d like to know please email me at:

Email: [email][/email]

Favourite quote: ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’ Oscar Wilde

Anna Bedford - Vice Captain

Anna Bedford
Vice Captain

Hey, I am a 2nd year Geographer and a Vice-Captain for 2015/16 – Within the committee I will be working with Lydia to make sure that you are all happy at the club and also with Sam and the rest of the committee to make the club the best it can be! I also communicate with the coaches and help organise trips away, including the Cardiff training camp and both BUCS weekends. Find me at training or feel free to contact me if you have any issues, questions or fancy a chat!

Email: [email][/email]

Lydia Smith
 Vice Captain

Hi I’m Lydia, a third year Mathematics student and one of your Vice Captains for the year. My role is to be involved in the general running of this fantastic club from the guidance of Sam and the rest of the committee. I will be helping to organise club fixtures, accommodation, transport and training camps such as our long course training camp in Cardiff before BUCS! If you have any problems or enquiries please feel free to contact me any time!

Email: [email][/email]

Ollie Sherratt

Hi, I’m a 4th year mechanical engineering student and my role within the committee is to manage the clubs finances by assigning budgets, authorising all payments and keeping track of the clubs transactions. Anything spent by the club must go through me for approval first so we don’t overspend and everyone has a most excellent time. I am also in charge of maintaining the website so please feel free to contact me about anything to do with that. If you have any questions or a suggestion for how we spend our “wonga” (translation: money) drop me an email at:

Email: [email][/email]

Preferred Post Night Out Snack: Peshwari Naan With Chicken Tikka Kebab.

Jess Coulman - Club Secretary

Jess Coulman
Club Secretary

Hi Everyone! I’m a 3rd year Geography student and will be your club secretary for the next academic year. I will update people on the events and successes of the club via social media, newsletters and the website. I also look for sponsorship for the club to continue to provide our members with a great University experience (so any suggestions or companies in mind are welcomed and appreciated!)

Email: [email][/email]

Pria Rai
Event & Relations Secretary

Hi my name is Pria and I like swimming!!!!!!!!! I organise big events like Varsity and Germany as well as talking to alumni about stuff…

Email: [email][/email]

Dominic Wooldridge - BUCS Captain

Dominic Wooldridge
BUCS Captain

Hey Team! I’ll be your BUCS captain for next year! A 3rd year Medical student by day, a swimmer by night, I’ll be the one trying to convince you to compete for the University and BLEED GREEN! (trust me, it’s great fun). I apologise in advance for my not-so-rousing team speeches.

Email: [email][/email]

Favourite Quote: ‘Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line’ – Ray Lewis

Rachael Flahrety - Social Sec

Rachel Flaherty
Social Secretary

Hey everyone, I’m a second year Sport Scientist and one of the two EUSC social secretaries. I’ll be making sure that everyone is having a blast at our weekly socials and generally having a good time within the club! Do not hesitate to get in touch, ask me anything at all!

Email: [email][/email]

Brad Skillicorn
Social Secretary

Hey guys I’m one of the new social secretaries who will be everywhere and anywhere looking to introduce you to the unique friendly atmosphere at our club next term. I will also be in charge of those all important Wednesday TP club socials, which are sure to be the highlight of your Uni weeks! If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to email me:

Email: [email][/email]

Natalie Sears - Stash Sec

Natalie Sears
Stash Secretary

Hi, I’m Natalie a third year Geography student. I’m your stash sec for this year which means I’m working away over summer to design our kit for the year so we can all represent the club around the University and city looking fly. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding stash, the club or just want a chat, give me a shout or send me an email:

Email: [email][/email]

Elly Tebbutt
Circuits Coach

Hi swimmers! I’m a 3rd year Sport Scientist, full-time ‘Lukie’, and your circuits coach 2015/16. I’ll be getting you out of the water and training on-land with a mix of cardio and resistance training to music. I also have the super important job of making the playlist for the sessions, so keep me sweet.

Email: [email][/email]

Coaching Team

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


Nye Levett

Our coach Nye Levett is the founder of NL – Wellness, a personal training, swimming coaching and nutritional company based in Exeter. He is also a former EUSC member, training with the club for 3 years. Nye is committed to providing an enjoyable, functional and scientific approach to training. He believes in helping his clients achieve their goals safely in the most productive, fastest and most structured way possible. This is achieved by providing tailored fitness training, nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Nye provides the club with his expertise through, writing every training set as well as providing regular video analysis and nutrition talks.

Jo John - Coach

Jo John

Jo John is an ASA qualified coach who has been involved with swimming for over 40 years as a swimmer, teacher and coach. Her own swimming career culminated in winning a Silver and a Bronze medal at the World Masters Championships in Portland, Oregon.

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.

Jo is regarded as one of the finest coaches in the country.

Intramural Captains

We offer 2 intramural teams for all of our members to take part in. These our run by our intramural captains below.

Netball: Maisie De Wolf

Maisie is in charge of the Might Spermwhales Netball team. For anyone interested in joining in drop her an email (mrd212) or add yourself to the Facebook group:…

Football: Lewis Green

Lewis is in charge of the Might Spermwhales Football team. For anyone interested in joining in drop him an email (ldg206) or add yourself to the Facebook group:…