My son Thomas joined swimming club several years ago and I've gradually got involved, learning what galas are all about and joining the friendly bunch of supporters. My husband and I run J.D. Photography and I have a book-keeping/accounts background.
I've been involved in TWHST since both my daughters originally joined the club in 2005. I volunteer as a coach and competition secretary and am a qualified Level 2 Judge (J2). I swim with the TWHST Masters on a Saturday morning and enjoy open water swimming through the summer. I'm at the pool very frequently and available to discuss forthcoming galas and help advise on which events to enter.
Swim Mark Co-ordinator
Appointed Head Coach in December 2018
I first got involved in swimming club when my son Noah started swimming, and was quickly persuaded to join the committee. My roles include teaching, ordering swim club merchandise and social/fundraising events.
My son Oliver joined the club just over 2 years ago, having spent some time with Harrogate swimming club.
I became involved in the committee 12 months ago, rolling out the club app (TeamApp) on mobile devices, which is a useful tool when used to its full potential. Being a Licensed FA Coach teaching junior football I felt my experience of using such an app within a football club would add value to the swimming club. I also assist at club gala’s in a timekeeping capacity or other duties. I can be found around the pool typically on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, should you have any questions or want to know more about TeamApp.
Boys Club Captain
Elected Club Captain 2020
Girls Club Captain
Asst. Competition Secretary
I became involved with the swim club around 2014 (its all a blur) when my eldest joined at the age of 6. Both of my boys now swim with the Club and they have progressed from the Tadpole squad through to the A/B squads and are swimming at Yorkshire and NER levels due to the hardwork they put in but also thanks to the efforts of the swim coaches/committee members at TWHST.
I became involved pretty much straight away with the club as I was a former swim teacher at Thirsk Pool and volunteers are always needed. I am down at the pool most nights and available to chat if you have any queries. The gala structure can seem confusing to start off with but as your child progresses through the club it does become clearer and you start to understand how things work. I also swim with the Masters on a Saturday morning and although I don't compete I enjoy the fitness and challenging myself during the sessions..... Yes I think I also live at the pool!!!
I have been part of the swimming club since 2009 when my son joined and then my daughter joined in 2015. Louis no longer swims for the club and Isabel swims in B Squad.
I work as a Children's Nurse in Leeds.
I have taken on the role of Welfare Officer in December 2018.
I attend the pool 1-2 times per week. I am happy to discuss any welfare issues by email and telephone or we can arrange to meet at the pool.