Meet the Committee Series 6

Here is the 6th installment of our Meet the Committee series

Kath Minghella

Q: What is your role(s) at the Club
A: My Roles at the Club are Masters Lead and Swim Manager Administrator and Masters Swimmer!
Q: When and why did you join Kingfishers?
A: I joined Kingfishers back in about 2013 when a dedicated Masters session started with one swim a week on a Wednesday at 9.00pm, back in the beloved Old pool! I much prefer swimming in coached sets rather than running the gauntlet of ‘early morning madness’ lane swimming! Plus I work much harder and spend less time chatting at the end of the pool.
Q: How did you get involved and eventually join the Committee?
A: When I first started with Kingfishers after being cajoled into coming to a Masters session by an ‘early morning swimmer friend’ I wasn’t interested in competing at all, I thought I was too old LOL! Anyway after going to a few meets I realised I really enjoyed it and it didn’t matter how old you were you could still compete and have fun and get medals!! The chap that was Masters Lead left Kingfishers and I sort of stepped into the Masters Lead shoes and encouraging masters to enter meets etc, which eventually led to Amanda Lee convincing me I should be on the Committee (apparently I’m not the only one!). I said ok I will but ‘just as a voice for Masters’. Anyway here I am 3 years later still a Committee Member!
Q: Are you a swimmer?
A: YES I am a swimmer. I love to swim and can’t understand why anyone would not want to swim!! 😊 I learnt to swim in the Old Pool before Kingfishers was started. In fact my Mum did a sponsored walk (with me in a pushchair) to raise funds to build the old Pool. I swam competitively in the indoor and outdoor pool until I was 16 then took a break from competitive swimming until I joined Kingfishers. I also did the Castle Foot swim when I was 14.
Q: Occupation / favourite pastime / All time hero
A: Recruitment Administration / Walking – Swimming – Biking (no Triathlons I can’t run 😊) / Hero : My Mum
Q: What annoys you and what makes you happy about Kingfishers Swimming Club
A: What annoys me is all the people who say ‘well, can’t the committee do that’ but don’t want to be on the committee!! We all have lives and jobs to do, as well as being committee members; and we get to eat cake and drink coffee at meetings! Well we did before Teams Meetings! What makes me happy is seeing everyone enjoying training sessions from Technique Squad with their Teachers all the way up to Masters with our Great Coaches.

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