Introducing the team behind The Team!

This is the band of volunteers that make things happen for the swimmers. We wanted to include our photos so that you could recognise us when we all get together. Some of us are a bit camera shy though.


Neil Lacey and Steve Birchmore

Our fabulous coaching team is organised by Neil and Steve and includes both male and female coaches. If you have any queries about what we get up to, must drop them a line.


Mark Holmes

Mark is the swimmers representative on the committee. He is there to make sure the swimmers have a voice and can express their views on how the organisation should be run.

Jackie Birchmore

Jackie is the person to get in touch with if you would like to know more about what’s involved in being a member of Down Syndrome Swimming – GB. Just drop her an email and she’ll be able to help.

Alison Reed

Ali is our Secretary, a role which she squeezes in around her family commitments and love of running. If you’d like to get in touch just drop her a line.

Veronique Garrett

This is Veronique. She’s our social media queen and helps to keep the communications flowing. If you have anything you’d like to share with the group, please email her.

John Reed

John is our Chairman who keeps us all in line. He’s a friendly, approachable guy who works hard to ensure the best outcomes for the swimmers. If you have any questions, just ask. He’ll do all that he can to help.

Tim and Hazel Edwards

Between them, Tim and Hazel make sure the website is up to date so that everyone can find the information they need. If there’s anything you’d like to include just let them know.