Below is a list of committee members with roles and a list of non-committee member officers (reporting to the committee) including coaching team members. Please click on a position/title to find out more about the role of the office held.
If you wish to contact the club please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Committee||Officers and Officials|
|Chairperson||Colin Simmons||Head Coach||Jon Cheshire|
|Vice Chairperson||–||Development Coach||Kevin Hope|
|Secretary||Vicky Gough||Juniors Coach||Charlotte Adams|
|Treasurer||Brian De-Alker||Poolside Team||Maureen Dickinson|
|President||Maureen Dickinson||Technique Squad Lead||Nicola Bailey|
|Members:||Charlotte Adams||Masters||Kath Mingella|
|Debbie Fox||Open Water||Paula Ambury|
|Kath Minghella||Triathlon||Simon Burnley|
|Paula Ambury||Welfare Officer||Adrian Vipond|
|Shaun Vasey||Communications & SaDSA||Colin Simmons|
|Sherril Clark||Compliance & SwimMark||Brian De-Alker|
|Covid and Health Lead||Vicky Gough|
|Disabilities and SEND||Paula Ambury|
|Education and Mentees||Sherril Clark|
|Finance & Admin||Debbie Fox|
|Friendly Meets:||Kevin Hope|
|Membership & Swim England||Brian De-Alker|
|Open Meets||Shaun Vasey|
|Swim Manager||Kath Minghella|
|Youth Leadership||Sherril Clark|
|Volunteering Lead||Maureen Dickinson|
|Web Site News & Events||Shaun Vasey|
|Purpose of Committee Meetings||Volunteering For Kingfishers|
Our Message To You – Please Read And Pass On!
Kingfishers Swimming Club relies on the time and commitment of over 30 volunteers to administer the club as a registered charity and to run and operate club nights, swim teaching and coaching, to develop swimmers and run events and fundraising etc.
Volunteering with Kingfishers gives you the opportunity to be involved in the inspiration, leadership and development of the next generation of children (and the current generation of adults!) from local communities in the borough with a common interest in swimming – whether for competition, leisure, or health and for both physical and mental wellbeing.
Our Duty of Care
All volunteers are DBS checked, trained in child protection, registered with Swim England and insured. Most carry multiple related roles and all have access to support and a training pathway in accordance with the Club’s SwimMark Accreditation following the objectives of Kingfishers charitable status as registered with the Charity Commission.
The club has the greatest number of qualified swim teachers and officials in the area and supports Level 1 Judge training (multiple skills Swim England pathway which incorporates all technical and timekeeping roles etc.).
Young Leader Development and Poolside Mentees Schemes
The club operates with Swim England North East region a Young Leader Development and Poolside Mentee Scheme to develop young people from the local community interested in progressing in leadership areas, coaching and swim teaching.
Leaders and mentees are able to pay back instruction, skills and community friendships by mentoring younger swimmers in a safe and positive environment and have the opportunity to take leadership, junior coaching, junior judging or swim teaching qualification themselves, subject to selection and age.
How do I Volunteer?
If you wish to be involved in helping the club as a volunteer please contact our Youth Education, Leadership and Mentee Lead via the club email address above or make yourself known to one of our team on club nights to be directed on how best to pursue and develop your passion for swimming at a higher level.