PRESIDENT - Erin Hennessy
3rd Year Criminology with Psychology
Erin has been competitively swimming since she was 10 years old. In that time, her swimming career has been full of various highs and lows. During her teenage years, Erin represented her club at county and reigonal level. However, her commitment to the sport declined towards the end of her teenage years and it was not until joining LUSWP that Erin rediscovered her passion for the sport. Since then, Erin has become a Development Squad record holder at Roses 2023 and credits her inspiration to run for President to the opportunity that LUSWP gave her to rediscover her love for the sport.
VICE-PRESIDENT - Emma Cruickshanks
3rd Year Environmental Science
Emma has been swimming competitively for over 10 years, and has one of LUSWP's current most impressive swimming careers. Emma has been competing at national level since 2016, with her most impressive achievement being becoming a British National medalist in 2018. During her time at LUSWP, Emma has helped to lead the Performance Swimming squad to one of their most successful years, as the Women's Performance Captain who helped to take the squad to 2nd place in the BUSL National Final. Emma now competes in both swimming and waterpolo, and will be taking her experience in the pool into her role as Vice-President.
TREASURER - Jack Ivison
4th Year Mathematics and Computer Science
Jack is the other half of our fantastic Performance Captain team from last year, with his individual expertise helping to take the LUSWP Men's Performance Swimming squad to huge success in the pool. Jack has been swimming since he was 9 years old, and has competed at county, reigonal and national level. His greatest achievement in the pool is making a national final in the 200m breastroke. Jack's experience both in the pool and on the LUSWP executive committe will be extremely helpful for the year ahead.
FIXTURES SECRETARY - Sam Jones
Our Fixtures Sectretary, Sam Jones, is one of LUSWP's longest standing members. Sam is a member of the Performance Swimming squad, and has an extensive knowledge of our fixtures and the inner workings of the club. He has been swimming since 2008, and is a well established member of LUSWP who brings a great level of experience to the Executive Committee.
MEN'S PERFORMANCE SWIMMING CAPTAIN - Joe Rees
4th Year Economics
Before joining LUSWP, Joe thought that his swimming career was over. A previous North West reigonal medalist and Irish National swimmer, Joe has had an extremely well-established career in the pool. Since joining LUSWP, he has rediscovered his love for the sport and cites competing for the club in BUSL, BUCS and Roses as personal highlights of his time at university. After a fantastic year in the pool, Joe seeks to continue his performance in the water and lead LUSWP from the front for another successful year.
WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE SWIMMING CAPTAIN - Zara Leleux
4th Year History
Zara has been swimming competitively for over 10 years, and is credited with some major achievements during that time. She has achieved county, reigonal and national level qualifying times, and has reached a B final at British Championships. Alongside this, Zara was one of only two LUSWP swimmers to achieve an A final at BUCS this year for the first time since 2019. Zara has competed in many different countries during her swimming career, including swimming during her year abroad in America. She is also a Level 2 qualified swim teacher, and will be utilising her vast experience during her time as captain.
WOMEN'S WATERPOLO CAPTAIN - India Stephenson
2nd Year Chemical Engineering
India is vastly experienced in the pool, and has participated in swimming, waterpolo and synchronised swimming during her time in the water. Before joining LUSWP, India played competitively for Hammersmith Penguins, competing at the waterpolo National Age Group Championships. India has been a key figure within the Women's Waterpolo squad during her time in LUSWP, and has helped navigate them through a difficult season and establish herself as a well-qualified and respected leader of the team.
MEN'S POLO CAPTAIN - Brett Takemoto
4th Year Modern Languages
Brett's goal as Men's Waterpolo captain is to give back to the club that has allowed him to rediscover his passion and enjoyment for the sport. Previously, Brett has represented Great Britain at junior level, as well as frequently representing the Lancaster City team in Division 1. Coming back from his year abroad, Brett aims to continue the success of the Men's Waterpolo team by utilising his vast experience, as well as mentoring and guiding players of all levels to welcome them into the sport he has played for over 10 years.
DEVELOPMENT SWIMMING CAPTAIN - Adam Milner
4th Year Theoretical Physics
During his time in LUSWP, Adam has been a member of both Performance and Development Swimming squads. He has been swimming for over 12 years, and credits LUSWP for getting him back into swimming after taking a break to focus on the gym. Adam prefers to focus on the less competitive and more social side of swimming, and has been heavily involved with the Development Squad during his time in LUSWP. He aims to utilise the experience he gained at his home club whilst competing at reigonal level to transform the rapidly growing Development squad with new innovations to improve both swimmers enjoyment and performance in the water.
WELFARE OFFICER - Liv Sykes
3rd Year Medicine
Liv has been swimming competitively since she was 9 years old, and has been one of multiple members to make the jump from Development to Performance Swimming. Liv has competed at reigonal level and has been a key member of the team at many fixtures during her time in the squad. She is an extremely well established member of the club, and her many connections as well as her knowledge from her field of study make up a great combination which allow Liv to be a fantastic welfare officer and a friendly face to all members of the club.
STRENGTH AND CONTITIONING OFFICER - JAMES PAYNE
3rd Year Sports and Exercise Science
James is a competitor in multiple sports, with his experience across swimming, cycling and running giving him the ideal background for a Strength and Conditioning Officer. James is the founder of his own personal running club, and a recent triathlon winner. As well as this, he is also experienced in the gym, previously training as a bodybuilder and powerlifter. James has been swimming since the age of 9, and aims to use his extensive bredth of knowledge surrounding training both in and outside of the water to provide help in all areas to swimmers aiming to utilise land training to increase their performance in the pool.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING OFFICER - ROBIN DOUGLAS
2nd Year Marketing with Psychology
Making up the other half of our Strength and Conditioning team, Robin is a well experienced member of our Performance Swimming Squad. She has been swimming for 11 years, and was recently selected to represent the Isle of Man in the annual Island Games competition. Robin's time in LUSWP has allowed her to rediscover her enjoyment of swimming, whilst simultanrously training out of the water. Alongside swimming, Robin enjoys powerlifting, and is keen to utilise her expertise in the gym to revolutionise the current standard of training and provide informative guidance to all of LUSWP in order to elevate what members are able to achieve in the water.
SOCIAL SECRETARY - Harry Shaw
4th Year Biology
Harry is a key member of our Development squad, with one of the longest competitive swimming histories of our Executive Committee. Harry has been swimming since he was 7 years old, competing internationally in Denmark and the Netherlands, as well as representing his county. Harry seeks to deliver many fun socials across the next year, as a well known member of the squad and somebody who can never say no when it comes to dressing up, his time as Social Secretary will be sure to make a splash.
SOCIAL SECRETARY - Rosie Hepworth
2nd Year Fine Art and Design
Rosie is another long time swimmer, and is a member of our Development Squad who has had a highly impressive career in the water. Rosie has achieved mant county and reigonal titles, and has made multiple British National Finals during her time in the pool. She now enjoys the more relaxed side of swimming, and has stepped back from the past intensity of her distance swimming achievements in order to pursue the social side of swimming which she enjoys much more. As both an experienced swimmer and one of the club's most sociable members, she brings many qualities to her role as Social Secretary.
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - Nikita Di Giulio
3rd Year Marketing
Nikita has been swimming since she was 9 years old, previously representing South Africa at an extremely high level. She has previously reached national level, where she has placed 4th and 6th in multiple events. Currently, Nikita swims to maintain her fitness, and enjoys being a very sociable member of our Development Squad. Her connections and social status within the club allow her to cover all areas across our social media channels, with the intention keeping our communications both informative and aesthetically pleasing.