Team GCSC has the dedication and commitment of a wonderful coaching team, who are able to draw upon their own experience to develop and inspire our swimmers.

They are assisted by some of our young people (all dedicated swimmers themselves) and Volunteer Coach Assistants who give up their time to work alongside the coaches and develop their own experience of coaching. Their contribution is significant and greatly appreciated.


James Richards is our Head Coach. He is responsible for all programmes across the Club, though his focus is on developing and supporting our Regional, National and Competition squads.



Craig Skinner is our Swim Skills Lead Coach. He is focused on developing stroke technique and racing skills for our Swim Skills squads. Craig also leads our Open Water training programme. Craig is also the Club’s Open Meet Promoter.



Lily Lowe is our Development Coach. She focuses on supporting Development and County squads through to Regional level.


Club Captains

Our fabulous Club Captains for 2021/2022 are Mae, Alicia and Dan.

CLUB CAPTAIN 2021-2022

Hi everyone, I’m Mae and I’m the new Club Captain this year here at GCSC. I’m in Year 12 at Tommies school in Gloucester, doing my first year of A levels. Swimming has been a massive part of my life for as …


VICE CAPTAIN 2021-2022

Hello all! My name is Alicia, and I am one of your new Vice Club Captains. I am a competitive swimmer who trains with the regional squad, and I joined Gloucester City Swimming Club back in …


VICE CAPTAIN 2021-2022

Hi all! My name is Dan, and I am the other Vice-Captain for this year. Away from the pool I am currently in the process of joining the RAF with the hope of becoming a pilot in the future. I am currently in …



Our club only runs thanks to the dedication of our committee volunteers. If you would be interested in joining or supporting the club committee in any capacity, or in any of the other supporting roles identified below, please do Contact Us, or email any committee member below directly if you would like more information.

Full role descriptions for all these position are available on request.

ChairAbi Poyntz-Wright
Vice ChairSarah Powell
SecretaryKatherine Dade
TreasurerChris Habben
Membership SecretaryCathy Goodway
Open Meet PromoterCraig Skinner
Lead Team ManagerSimon Spencer
Officials Co-ordinatorAnn-Marie Karadia
Gill White
Workforce CoordinatorCharlie Coles
Communication OfficerSam Wood
Competition SecretariesClaire Toase
Fundraising LeadVACANT
Social SecretaryVicky Drinan
Para LiaisonKerry O'Reilly

Welfare Officers

Our Welfare Officers fulfill the important welfare and safeguarding duties for the club. In all that they do, they follow Swim England’s most recent WavePower guidance. Please do get in touch with any of our Welfare Officers if you wish to raise any concern or enquiry.

Welfare OfficersAllie Singer