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The Committee 2021 – 22
Spencer Brown – Chair
Hi – I’m Spencer and have been involved in swimming (spectator only) since 2015. I live in Wetherby with Catherine & our two children Jacob & Tabitha, both of whom swim for Tadcaster York Sport Swim Squad.
Our club is fantastic with great coaches, supporters and let’s not forget the swimmers themselves.
I am really looking forward to seeing our swimmers be the best they can be as well as welcoming new swim families to the club.
Always up for new ideas, so please don’t be shy.
Eleanor Carswell – Secretary
I’m Eleanor and have been a ‘swim parent’ since 2008 when my daughter Annie started squad. My son Tom joined in 2011 and is currently one of our pathway swimmers returning to swim when not at Uni.
To find out more about how the club worked, I joined the committee in 2012, and have been both Secretary and Chair.
I am one of the Team Managers helping poolside at galas and have also helped to organise the overseas Swim Camps.
I am always happy to help new parents and swimmers settle into squad and answer any questions.
David Parkinson – Treasurer
I’m David Parkinson, with two offspring, Gemma and Abby, in the squad, neither of whom (thankfully) have inherited the swimming prowess that I demonstrate at the back of the pack on the local triathlon circuit.
I’ve been a “Swim Dad” since early 2014, custodian of club performance data since mid-2015, timekeeper / judge since mid-2016 and I hope to qualify as a “starter” before too long. I’m currently the Treasurer and prior to this I was Membership Secretary from 2018-2020. It’s been great to see the new joiners from this period starting to make their presence felt on the Swim England rankings.
I’m always happy to talk about swimming, with quirky stats and arcane aspects of the rules being my specialities!
Anne Netherway – Membership
I’m Anne mum to 3 children Abby 12, Harry 10 and Phoebe 7. Abby and Harry both swim for Tadcaster and joined the club aged 9. Phoebe also loves swimming and hopes to join Development Squad soon. I swam for Thirsk and Darlington when I was young, and still enjoy swimming twice a week if I can fit it around the kids training sessions.
As well as joining the committee, I recently completed the team manager courses. I was team manager for the first time at the Viking Sprints gala. It was quite hectic but I managed to get everyone to the right race on time!
Lisa Perham – Gala Secretary
Amanda Wright – Kit
I swam competitively myself many years ago?! I then taught children to swim when I later volunteered for my club and went on to work part time teaching at various Leeds pools during further education. I still enjoy swimming and and am sorry to say that I’m now well and truly beaten by my son!
I’m looking forward to watching the club grow and find a place on the map whilst retaining its identity and supporting the next generation of local swimmers.
Laura Newman – Website & Communications
Hi I’m Laura – Mum to Isobel 12 and Henry 9. Isobel has been swimming with Tadcaster for the last 3 years and has made great progress with the support of our fabulous coaches. I live locally in Boston Spa and work full time in a communications role for a healthcare company. Having spent many hours watching our swimmers poolside over the last few years, I look forward to getting more involved with the club and sharing all of our exciting news and stories with our parent and swimmer community.
Non-Committee special roles
Welfare Officer – Victoria Bryant
My name is Vicki and I am the club Welfare officer.
I have been a member of the club since 2014, when my son Alex joined the old foundation squad
and now Indi who has been a club swimmer since she first joined aged 9 in 2015.
I was a committee member for 3 years taking on roles of Gala secretary and Club secretary. My
passion has always been the welfare of all of our swimmers and I am incredibly passionate about
young people’s health and wellbeing so I’m delighted to now be able to take on the role of welfare
I am a trained Mental health first aider and work as Head of Human Resources for a large UK
company. I have a good understanding off all “people issues” and understand the importance of
You can contact me by emailing TSSwelfare@gmail.com and I’m always available to chat through any
concerns or issues you may have.
David Parkinson – Club Records
Where we are
Telephone : 01937 833001