Co-Chairman 1

Anne Norton
I have been part of the swimming club since 2010, when both my boys joined. I quickly got roped in as welfare officer, before becoming chair in 2014. After four years as chair, I took the role of vice chair, then co-chair in 2019. My son Archie swims in the A squad. Swimming is a huge part of his life- which means it is a huge part of mine too! Outside the club, I am a veterinary surgeon, a runner and a musician, as well as spending a lot of time on the side of rivers supporting Archie and his older brother in rowing. Water seems to be a feature in our lives one way or another!

Assistant Treasurer

Mandy Dennis
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.


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Co-Welfare Officer

Shona Fletcher


Jane Redfern

Competition Secretary

Susan Harrison
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.



Administrator f

Swim Mark Co-ordinator

Julian Shepherd

Head Coach

Jo Waterworth

Appointed Head Coach in December 2018

Committee Member

Peter Fish

Committee Member

Jill Dale
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.

Committee Member

Andy Cowling

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

Thomas Dennis
Elected Club Captain 2020

Girls Club Captain

Romilly Smith
Elected 2020

Asst. Competition Secretary

Julian Shepherd

Membership Secretary

Dom Ainger

Committee member

Andy Hudson

Membership secretary

Jo Waterworth

Committe Member

Karen Dale-Wood
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!!!


Sandra Marshall
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.

Co-Chairman 2

Abi Barron

I have been involved with the club since 2014 when my daughters joined as tadpoles, they now swim in B squad and Development and love the training as well as the galas.  Both of my daughters have made great friends at swimming. I became committee secretary in 2017 and co-chair in 2019 and can regularly be found on poolside.

Outside of swimming I enjoy keeping fit and walking my two labradors, I also have a busy job in the NHS.


Claire Mercer

Committee Member

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