The 2020/21 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!

Alia Byron
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Alia, I am a third year Geography student and your club captain for 2020/21. I work 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!

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Zak Gibson
Vice Captain

Hi I’m Zak, I study Economics and am one of your Vice Captain and Welfare Secretaries. Mel and I help organise the general running of the club. I’m looking forward to our new projects including: more technical training equipment, special focus on wellbeing swim sessions and the possibility of some open water swims.


Meriel Clode
 Vice Captain

Hi, I’m Meriel. I study English and I’m one of your Wellbeing officers and Vice captains this year. Zak and I support Alia as captain, and we will also be bringing strength and conditioning training, group Park Runs and more wellbeing drop-in sessions to EUSC this year.


Erin Black

Hi, I’m Erin and I am the treasurer for this year. I am a 3rd year accounting and finance student and I will be managing the clubs finances and making sure we keep to our yearly budget.

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Anna Kohn
Publicity Secretary

I’m Anna, a third year Psychology student and am your Publicity officer. I’m in charge of consistently posting and updating our social medias, and am working closely with our sponsors. Follow us for some great content!


George Kendrick
Event & Relations Secretary

Heya, I’m Ken, as this years events sec I’m responsible for the trips and large scale stuff with the club. Germany, varsity, socials I’ll be there. Third year lawyer, third year swimmer, any qs shoot me a message.


Abby Jones
Competition Captain

I’m Abby, a third year Economics and Politics student and your competition captain for this year. In this role I coordinate the galas that we host and aim to get all members involved with the wide range of competitions we offer. I especially support the BUCS team to ensure that they are prepared for the termly fixtures.


Lauren Singleton
Social Secretary

Hey, I’m Lauren, a second year International relations student and one of your social secretaries. Meaning that, alongside Meg, we’ll be organising some amazing weekly socials. We’ll also be hosting other events such as Christmas dinner, some sober socials and EOSD- there is something for all our members to get involved in.


Megan Summers
Social Secretary

Hey I’m Meg, I’m a Business Economics and Spanish student in my 2nd year. Together with Lauren, 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.


Natalie Pidgeon
Stash Secretary

Hey, I’m Natalie and I’m a second year Economics student. I’m responsible for designing and ordering stash for the club and making you all look fab!


Katie John
Circuits Coach

Hey guys, my name is Katie, I’m a 3rd year Medical student and circuits coach for EUSC. Our land session will be a mixture of cardio and weights followed by yoga which I hope everyone really enjoys.


Annie Bugbird
 Intramural Coach

Hi I’m Annie, I’m going into my final year of mechanical engineering. As your intramural sec I hope to keep up our Netball Spermwhales team as well as branch out into other intramural sports. It’s aimed at all abilities and is a good way of getting back into or starting new sports!


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 he 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.

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