Maybe introducing isn’t the correct word, as we doubt there are many in the club who don’t already know our new President, Alexis Kavanagh, as she is without a doubt one of the most friendly, approachable people you could ever wish to meet.

Alexis has served on the committee for over 6 years in various roles and has been involved with the club as a volunteer in some form or another ever since her elder daughter Emma joined the club in January 2013.

As well as volunteering as a committee member Alexis is also one of our busiest technical officials. Since her girls Emma and Nicole started swimming with the club Alexis has always been keen to help out at poolside firstly as a timekeeper, then a level 1 judge before gaining her qualification as a level 2 judge less than a year ago. Even though she is now our President there would be nobody surprised if Alexis decided to keep furthering her swimming knowledge and go for the Starters qualification or ultimately become a Referee!!

Alexis would like to say a huge thanks to our outgoing President, Gill Darbyshire, who stepped in last year at very short notice and performed above and beyond all expectations during what has probably been the most stressful year a President of a swimming club could ever have imagined, “I have big shoes to fill and hope I can continue to develop the club with the same enthusiasm and determination that Gill demonstrated over the last year which resulted in the club getting back in the pool before her tenure ended”.