CRANLEIGH

SWIMMING CLUB

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TEAM

Head Coach - David Whorlow

David has been coaching swimming at a high level for over 20 years. He achieved his level 4 coaching qualification in 2004 studying in Nottingham under the guidance of the current British performance director, Bill Furniss.  He has been Head Coach of Herne Bay, RTW Monson and Thanet swimming clubs and also worked for West Midlands Region as a coach mentor for the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. He has coached regularly on county and regional camps. Notable achievements have included coaching swimmers to over 130 regional titles, and over 30 national medals including 5 national champions. Two of David’s swimmers have represented GB at the Junior European Championships, claiming silver and bronze medals.

Coaching Team

David is supported by a full coaching team. The coaching team can be contacted here.

Assistant Head Coaches: Carrie Shayler and Pete Baldrey

Snr Coaches: Jasmin Arciero

Assistant Coaches: Kayla Brown, Jemma Lebus, Annabel Morton and Maisie Stanley

Committee and Volunteers

As with many other community clubs, Cranleigh Swimming Club simply would not function without our dedicated committee and volunteers. Our current committee members are:

Chair:  Dave Hastie (email)

Welfare and Lead Covid Officer: Tom Shimell (email)

Treasurer: Emma Howells-Davies (email)

Secretary: Amanda Cook (email)

Vice-chair: Simon Southwell (email)

Meet Secretary: Dave Hastie (email)

Club Kit Shop: Amanda Cook

Covid Volunteer Co-ordinator: Erica Reilly

Meet Licensing: Erica Reilly

Officials Secretary: Mavis Godfrey

Club Championships Promoter: Viviana Small (email)

Sponsorship: Rupert Harding

Swimmark Coordinator: Simon Southwell

Catering for Galas: Viviana Small

Social Secretary: Emma Howells-Davies

Swimming is a sport that is fortunate enough to benefit from paid qualified coaches and our club is no different. Our excellent coaching team ensures that your swimmers get the best out of their time in the water. But there is a lot more to running a swimming club than what happens in the water. 

Our committee oversees the running of the club. The tasks are numerous and varied, including overseeing the safeguarding and welfare of our swimmers, managing our pool hire, entering swimming competitions, overseeing our membership of Swim England and ensuring the club maintains a healthy financial position.

We believe that many hands make light work. As a club, it is our expectation that everyone can give something to make the club better for everyone. We therefore strongly encourage parents of all swimmers to contribute some of their time each year. Whilst not everyone will have the time to take up a committee position, almost all of us have an odd hour here or there (for example when our children are in the pool) which we could give to the support the club. 

By volunteering to help us with some specific tasks for a few hours each year, we can continue to make Cranleigh Swimming Club a great experience for everyone involved. There are plenty of smaller roles, ranging from helping the swimmers through our Covid-safe guidelines, through to helping organise some data in a spreadsheet. When competing starts again we also need huge amounts of help to run our Open Meets - setting up, on the day and packing up. 

Volunteering is also a fantastic way to get to know other parents and has helped to build a great community around the club. It is also a great way to get a taste for some of the bigger roles if that is a commitment you are able to make.