Please find a copy of the presentation given to Club Members on 21 October 2020 here

Expression on interest forms for Committee and volunteer roles can be found here 


Please come forward as we are expecting a high level of change in the Committee structure for the next year. We look forward to hearing from you with your expressions of interest for these important roles. .  


Hailsham Swimming Club Committee

This page shows our current committee members elected on 28th April 2019 - to serve in the roles detailed until April 2020.


                              Committee Members & their roles:

Committee members represent the Club at regular committee meetings, acting as a spokesperson to address any issues and together with the other members of the committee work to find solutions and improvements to the running of the organisation. Committee members may also be asked to represent the club externally at events or meeting when required.

Sue Steenhoff

The Club president,  leads and motivates the club, ensuring that club members feel valuable, inspired, and connected to each other.  The Club President will take the role of the Chairperson in his absence.

Holding Chairperson
Craig Steenhoff

The Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that the Club is well managed and run efficiently. He/she sets the agenda for and chairs all meetings of the club committee (including AGMs) and guides members through the agenda, as well as representing the Club at other meetings. The Chairperson provides leadership and support/guidance to club members where necessary, oversees committee decisions and holds the casting vote. Other duties include acting as signatory on club cheques, authorizing expenditure, leading the Disciplinary Committee, and preparing/presenting the annual report for the AGM.

Jeanette Simpson

The Club Secretary acts as principal administrative officer for the club and is the first point of contact for general correspondence. She assists the Chairperson in the preparation of the Annual report, acts as a signatory on cheques, and is the main point of contact for regional and national ASA matters.

The Membership Secretary supports new members of the Club and maintains up to date records of club membership in accordance with ASA regulations.

Tracey Shorthouse

The Treasurer is responsible for collating a record of accounts and monitoring the finances of the Club to ensure that the Club remains solvent.

Minutes Secretary and Fundraising Officer
Vanessa Ring

The Minutes Secretary takes minutes at the committee meetings and the yearly AGM. Circulate typed minutes/actions to committee and attendees via e-mail.

Welfare Officer Lead

Jackie Baldwin-Charles

The Welfare Officer ensures that the club operates a safe, effective and child friendly environment that promotes good practice in line with the club’s Child Protection policy. The welfare officer is the first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.

Press and Marketing Lead, Social Media and Website Editor
Kelly Widdop

The Press and Marketing Officer is responsible for raising the profile of club activities to club members, the media and the local community.


Fundraising Chair
Liz Hobden

The fundraising and sponsorship officers provide a central point for the club to lead, and develop opportunities for funding, grants and sponsorship into the club. This includes the preparation and submission of funding bids to organisations, working with other organisations to develop joint bids and ensuring the profile of the club is maintained.


External Gala Secretary
Debs Barden

The external gala secretary is responsible for collating and submitting gala entries for all external meets. 


Parent Liaison 

 Caili Evershed

Our Parent Liaison officers are available on poolside during training nights to answer your questions and point you in the right direction for advice, help and support regarding all things swimming.


Officals Co-Ordinator

Jon Dulieu 


Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes from meeting held on 10/01/2020

Minutes from meeting held on 23/10/2019

Minutes from meeting held on 21/09/2019

Annual General Meeting Minutes

AGM minutes - April 2018

AGM minutes - April 2019