This page is an archive of the committee from 2018/19 – 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 2018/2019 committee.

Alex Faulkner
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Alex, a third year Psychology student and your club captain for 2018/19. My role is to work closely with the rest of the committee and the University’s Athletic union, to make sure that all swimmers regardless of ability, have the best possible experience at EUSC, whilst ensuring the club is running safely and smoothly. I hope that everyone feels welcome, if you do have any questions I like to think I’m a friendly face so please drop me an email or ask me at training!


Tom Harrington
Vice Captain

Hey, I’m Tom, a second year History student and one of your Vice Captains for 2018/19. I’m a keen competitive swimmer, but I really enjoy the social side of the club too, and look forward to encouraging all new members to get involved in as many of our great club activities as possible, no matter your swimming ability! As your Vice Captains, Liz and I are here to make all new members of the club feel welcome in our big EUSC family, so if you see us at your first few sessions or socials please come over and say hello! I’ll also be involved with organising competition transport, accommodation, and helping Alex with general running of the club. All in all, I’m excited to meet the new faces that I’m sure will make 2018/19 a year to remember, both in and out of the pool!


Liz McCulloch
 Vice Captain

Hi! I’m Liz, a second-year medical student. I’m going to be working with Tom as vice-captain, helping Alex run the club. I will be organising competition and camp accommodation and transport – all the fun behind the scenes stuff. Whenever you see me around please feel free to ask any questions or just have a chat (I’m always up for that). Similarly drop me an email and I’ll try my best to answer


Harry Smith

Hi, I’m Harry, a third-year English student and I’m super excited to be your treasurer for the next year. My job is 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. I love chatting (usually at the shallow end of the pool) so if you have any ideas on how we could spend the club’s money, come and talk to me or feel free to email.


Alex Rae
General Secretary

Hi guys, I’m Alex! I am a second year Philosophy and Modern Languages student, and I’m your general secretary for 2018/19. I saw joining the swimming club at university as a perfect way to carry on with my passion, keep fit, and meet new people. My role this year involves finding sponsorship for the club, keeping you all up to date on social media, organizing our varsity, helping other committee members, and generally overseeing the running of the club. I want everyone to feel welcome into all aspects of the club, just as I felt when I joined last year. I’m always up for a chat and happy to answer any questions – so please feel free to email me.


Jack Overell
Event & Relations Secretary

Hey everyone! I’m Jack, a Masters student and the events and relations secretary for 2018/19. It’s my job to organise some of our major events this year – the Germany trip and competition and our Varsity in particular! 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!


Sam Owen
Competition Captain

Hey i’m Sam a Third year Business Economics student and I have the pleasure of being your competition captain for 2018/2019. For all you competitive swimmers out there, I’ll be the person in charge of all things BUCS. Alongside picking the teams we take to BUCS, Team Champs, and Varsity, I organise the swim trials. These are great fun, even if you just want to get a time you should all come along. I love all things swim and social and just want to make your time in the EUSC family as great as it can be, so if you have any questions email away.


Max McDonald
Social Secretary

Hiya guys I’m Max, a 3rd year History student, and I’ll be your social sec with Eve. We’ll both be making sure your Wednesday night is a scorcher! Our Wednesday social is the perfect bonding opportunity for you, whether you’re a dedicated swimmer or a keen social member. You’re more than welcome to come over for a chat, just look out for the chap with messy hair and a silly grin, most likely to be found in the slow lane or at the Ram! Big love xoxo


Eve Dudley
Social Secretary

Hello! I’m Eve, a third year Sport and Exercise Scientist, and will be one of your Social Secretaries for 2018/19. My main role on the committee is to organise your Wednesday night socials, so don’t worry, your weekly fun is in the safe hands of Max and I. This club is incredibly friendly and since joining in my second year, I have now made friends for life by making sure that I get involved in the socials as much as possible. You are always welcome to come to me for a chat or any ideas for socials etc., you can come find me on Wednesday nights or I am the one doing minimal swimming in the slow/development/social lane.  See you there!!! Xoxo


Izzy Gates
Stash Secretary

Hiya, i’m Izzy, a third year History and Ancient History student and stash sec for 2018/19! I am responsible for bringing you existing as well as new exciting garms to represent EUSC and #bleedgreen. I am not a particularly competitive swimmer although definitely a regular social member so don’t feel you have to be a great swimmer to join the club! If you have any ideas for new stash or any questions, feel free to drop me an email or come and find me for a chat!


Eleri Hulme
Circuits Coach

Hi everyone! I’m Eleri, a third 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.

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.

Selin Sevinc
Netball Intramural Captain

Selin 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:

Jack Overell
Football Intramural Captain

Jack 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: