A Management Committee and a team of officers, that carry out the majority of administrative tasks, help to run West Suffolk Swimming Club. Our Head Coach - Dan Pilbrow, Head Age Coach - Dave Harrison, Development Coach - Debbie Roberts, Technical Coach - Phil Ward and Coaches - Chris Greenhalgh, Dawn Jason and Sean Collier are the only paid employees of the club.

The coaches have the responsibility for all aspects of the training and competition within the club. They work with volunteer coaches, all of whom also hold down their own paid employment - with most starting out as willing parent volunteers. We like to encourage our senior swimmers, if they have an interest in coaching and giving back, to help on poolside.

Management of the club is via a committee of willing parents who undertake the roles of Chair person, Membership and Finance, in addition to many other jobs such as Welfare Officer, Squad Representatives, Officials Rep, Press Officer, Gala Secretary and our FinS representatives (Friends in Swimming).

The club is keen to develop volunteers and offers a variety of courses throughout the year including the poolside helpers course and timekeeper’s courses. Please ask if you are interested. As you can imagine, the club depends very heavily upon volunteers to help in many ways. Please do not wait to be asked – your offer of help will be gratefully received.

President: Pat Neate


Chairman: Andrew Turner  [email protected] 


FinS: Pete Wortley  [email protected]


Head Coach: Dan Pilbrow  [email protected]


Club Secretary / Development Coach: Debbie Roberts  [email protected]


Finance Officer: Carla Barnes  [email protected]


Membership Officer: Hui-Imm Clarke  [email protected]


Entries Secretary: Jo Proffitt  [email protected]


Sponsorship: Annemarie Vis  [email protected]


Masters Rep: Ryan Clay  [email protected]


Welfare Officer: Andrea O'Connor  [email protected]


WSSC Open Meets: Tina Hudson  [email protected]


Parent Rep: Fiona Gillingham


Parent Rep: Lesley McKay


Data Protection Officer: Mark Hudson