Coaches, Committee and TrusteesMaking it possible!
Introducing the team behind Our Athletes
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.
Our fabulous coaching team is organised by Neil and includes both male and female coaches. If you have any queries about what we get up to, just drop him a line.
Keith is our Head Coach. He has been in the role since 2018, combining this with his role as a Coach at Richmond Dales Swimming Club. He is also Lead Coach for Swim North East’s Disability Swimming Programme. Keith’s service background encourages high standards and hard work for our swimmers to achieve the best they can.
Andrea Manson BEM
Andrea is both a Coach and a Trustee. She has been involved with Down syndrome swimming since 2015 and loves helping the swimmers reach their full potential. For her “it’s all about the ability, not the disability”.
Terry Raddings is part of the coaching team at DSS-GB. He also coaches at his local club and the Special Olympics team Able2 in Pontefract. Terry’s infectious encouragement for the team gives great inspiration to many of our swimmers.
Sandra is both a Coach and our Safguarding Officer. She has a wealth of experience having been involved with disability sport for many years. She supports both DSS-GB and Special Olympics athletes and National and International events.
Julie is one of the Team Mangers who assists Neil with the admin tasks and is part of the poolside team for all events. Julie is also our Records Officer. Please contact her with queries about submitting record applications.
This is Veronique. She’s one of our social media team and helps to keep the communications flowing. If you have anything you’d like to share with the group, please email her.
Ali is both a Trustee and our Secretary. She squeezes these roles in around her family commitments and love of running. If you’d like to get in touch just drop her a line.
Beverley is our Membership Secretary. She maintains the membership records and assist the team manager in welcoming new members to the organisation. She also works with the committee on the day to day running of DSS-GB.