This page is an archive of the committee from 2017/18 – 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 TBC. Scroll down to find out more about the 2017/2018 committee.

Jonny Brend
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Jonny, a third year Medical student and the Club Captain for 2017/18.  My job is to ensure that the club runs smoothly and to ensure everyone feels welcome at all times.  I’ll be working with the rest of the committee and the Athletic Union to provide the best possible experience for all of our swimmers and allow everyone to make the most out of their time at EUSC.  I’m always open to questions, ideas, or just a chat, so feel free to talk to me at training or email me.


Lorna Nicheallaigh
Vice Captain

Hey everyone! I’m Lorna, a second year medical student. I am really excited to be one of your Vice Captains for this year. My role is to work with Alex and the rest of the committee helping out with the general running of the club. This also involves organising transport and accommodation for competitions and training camps. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Or equally if you just want a chat, feel free to drop me an email or say hi at training, I am always up for a chat.


Alex Faulkner
 Vice Captain

Hello! I’m Alex, a second year psychology student and one of your vice captains for 2017/2018. I will be working with Lorna and the rest of committee to make this year a successful year for all club members. My role is to be involved in the general running of the club and organise transport, accommodation and training camps. I would like to think I’m a friendly face so if you have any questions or would like a chat feel free to email me!


John Williams

Hey everyone, I’m John, a third year historian and your treasurer for 2017-18. It’s my job to assign budgets and manage the club’s finances, as well as work closely with the Athletic Union to make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. If you have any ideas for how we could spend the club’s money please feel free to email me! Or if you want to have a chat you’ll most likely find me on the rubber crumb doing bits for the mighty Spermwhales.


Tom Taylor
General Secretary

Hey guys I’m Tom, a third year medical science student, and I’m your general secretary for this year. I was a very competitive swimmer when I was younger, swimming for my local club and regularly swimming in county galas. Unfortunately I gave swimming up when I was 15 but decided last year that I’d get back into it at university, and I’m so glad I did! My role this year involves the general overseeing of the swimming club, helping out other members of the committee wherever I can, as well as maintaining the clubs social media accounts, sponsorship, varsity and promotion. I want to encourage more social swimmers to give swimming a go this year, like I did last year, and show that its not all about competitions. I like to think I’m approachable and friendly – so please feel free to email/facebook message me.


Fun fact: I can complete a Rubix Cube in under 2 minutes sober and not sober.

Shannon Randolph
Event & Relations Secretary

Hey everyone! I’m Shannon, a fourth year psychology student and your events and relations secretary for 2017/18. It’s my job to organise some of our major events this year such as the Germany competition and our Varsity while also looking for other events we can take part in to make this the best year of EUSC yet! I’ll also be keeping in touch with all of our alumni, making sure they still feel involved and keeping them up to date on everything going on in the club. If you have any questions, ideas or just fancy a chat, feel free to drop me an email or talk to me at training!


Mari Nerdrum
Competition Captain

Hi everyone! I’m Mari, and I’m a third year Human Biosciences student and your competition captain for this year. I will be organising our teams for BUCS, Varsity and Team Champs, as well as trying to encourage as many people as possible to participate in our time trials (whether it’s to get on a team or just to see progress made throughout the year!). If you have any questions, ideas or just fancy a chat please don’t hesitate to drop me a message or talk to me at training!


Jack Overell
Social Secretary

Hey everyone, I’m Jack, a third year History and Politics student and one of the Social Secretaries for 2017/2018. I’m here to ensure that Wednesday nights will be the highlight of your week! Alice and myself will be organising the weekly socials throughout the year, the perfect events to make new friends whichever year you may be in. We are an incredibly friendly club, so feel free to come along to any of our socials and join the EUSC family! Any questions or if you just want to chat, feel free to drop me an email or talk to me in person!


Alice Casey
Social Secretary

Hiya, I’m Alice, a third year Maths with Finance student and one of the Social Secretaries 2017/2018. Its my job to make Wednesday nights the highlight of your week. Jack and I will be organising the socials throughout the year and they will be the ideal place to meet new people and have a laugh! I like to think of myself as being very approachable, so if you have any ideas for socials or just want to chat, I’m your girl!


Samantha Over
Stash Secretary

Hey! I’m Samantha, a second year biologist and your stash sec for this year! It’s my job to make sure we’re all dressed to impress as we #bleedgreen around campus, and all over the country! If you have any questions about stash, just drop me a message or come and talk to me! I’d love to hear any suggestions you have about new kit, or if you want to have a chat, come and find me on campus or on poolside!


Ioan Davies
Circuits Coach

Hey everyone! I’m Ioan, a third-year medical student, and I am your circuits coach for 2017/18. My role within the club is to prepare and run the weekly land circuits sessions. These are set to music and are aimed both to complement and add variety to the swimming timetable. It’s my job to use my knowledge of focused exercises to make sure you’re getting the most out of each session. I’m enthusiastic and always open to answer questions or give advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Coaching Team

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


Currently, the committee are working with the university to find a new coach.  In the meantime, the committee will be writing all the sessions and at least one member of committee, with experienced knowledge of swimming, will be coaching from poolside on Tuesdays.

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

Alice Casey
Netball Intramural Captain

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

John Williams
Football Intramural Captain

John Williams 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:

Selin Sevinc
Rounders Intramural Captain

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


Rounders Facebook

Rounders will take place in term 3.