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, Gary and Gordon. Scroll down to find out more about the 2019/2020 committee.

Tom Harrington
Club Captain

Hi, I’m Tom, a third year History student and your club captain for 2019/20. I will work with both committee and the University’s Athletic union to allow the club to run smoothly.


Abby Jones
Vice Captain

Hey, I’m Abby and I am a Economics and politics student and I am one of your vice-captains this year. Both Alia and I help with the general running of the club. This year, our main focus is to promote mental health by putting on wellbeing events.


Alia Bryon
 Vice Captain

Hi! I’m Alia and I am your Vice captian this year. I am a second year geography student. Both Abby and I, assist Tom with whatever help is required like: booking overnight stays, organsing swim families and much more


Luke Harden

Hi, I’m Luke and I am a second year accounting and finance student. I am responsible for making sure that the club keeps to our yearly budget and managing the clubs finances.


Eden Theodore
General Secretary

Hi guys, I’m Eden! I am your general sec this year. I am a third year psychology with sport science student. I manage everything social: our website, facebook posts and instagram. I also work in partnership with our sponsors.


Iona Gourlay
Event & Relations Secretary

Hello there, I am Iona! I am this years events and relations sec. I am currently in my second year and studying geography. I will be organising our highly loved: Germany trip, Bristol varsity and EUSC varisty.


Sam Westerman
Competition Captain

Hey i’m Sam a Third year medical science student. I will be responsible for looking after all of the BUCS swimmers by picking the squad and helping with the running of EUSC as BUCS. I will organise all club champs aswell as other swimming events.


George Kendrick
Social Secretary

Hiya guys I am Kenny. I am A 2nd year Law student. With Susie, we will both plan and run all of your weekly fun socials.


Susie Oates
Social Secretary

Hello! I’m Susie. I am a third year psychology student. Kenny and I are your social secs. Alongside of running all of your weekly socials, we will organise: End of season dinner, Christmas meal and sober socials


Tom Sykes
Stash Secretary

Hi I’m Tom, studying history and philosophy in my 3rd year at Exeter. I am responsible for putting the ‘amazing’ in ‘sta(mazing)sh’.


Eleri Hulme
Circuits Coach

Hi everyone! I’m Eleri, a fourth year biochemistry student and your circuits coach for this year. I help plan and run our weekly land training. By using both weights and cardio exercises to make it hard but also fun.

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.

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.

Iona Gourlay
Netball Intramural Captain

Iona 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:

Declan Barker
Football Intramural Captain

Dec 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: