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President - Nisha Desai

Nisha Desai

Hi I’m Nisha, I’m a fourth-year masters student studying Environmental Sciences. I have been in the swim team for the last 3 years and was Vice President in my second year and President last year. My role is mainly to ensure smooth running of all aspects of the club, from bookings and standard of sessions to the wellbeing of all members and overseeing the committee. UYSWC has been a huge part of my time at York and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is considering it to join. If you have any questions about the club please do not hesitate to ask and I will try to help or point you to the right person.

To contact Nisha you can email president@uyswc.co.uk

Vice President - Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson

Hi, I’m Katie and I’m going into my second-year studying Biology. I will be responsible for organising next year’s tour. This will be a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad together as one big team, and to get in some training before Roses! It will also be a great chance to bond within the club and for Swimming and Water Polo to integrate on a more social level. I will also be helping to organise and plan events and fundraisers throughout the year, including our annual charity swim. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email!

To contact Katie you can email vicepresident@uyswc.co.uk

Water Polo Treasurer - Helen Smithson

Helen Smithson

Hello, I’m Helen and I will be this year’s Water Polo Treasurer. I’m a third-year studying History and Politics and I have been part of UYSWC for 2 years. I have been a committed member of Water Polo since joining University and I am excited to be on the committee, managing finances and funding for the club as a whole. I will be responsible for sorting out UYSWC’s finance, working alongside the Swimming Treasure to ensure the best, most efficient use of club money. I will also be in charge of kit orders throughout the academic year, and will be in regular communication with YUSU. For any queries regarding membership or kit, please email me or James!

To contact Helen you can email treasurer@uyswc.co.uk

Swimming Treasurer - James Cook

James Cook

Hi, I’m James and I am this year’s Swimming treasurer. I’m a second year Economics student and have been a member of the swim team for the last year. I will be working with Helen to monitor the distribution of funding and making sure everything is in order for the upcoming academic year. I believe my Economics degree will help me with the financial component to the role. Drop us a message if you have any comments or questions about the 2019/2020 year!

To contact James you can email treasurer@uyswc.co.uk

Men's Swimming Captain - Olly Perry

FOlly Perry

Hello, I’m Olly and I will be the Men’s Swimming Captain for the upcoming academic year. I’m a third year Economics student and have been an integral part of Men’s swimming for two years during my time at University. My role as Captain will be to get as many people involved with Swimming and successfully improving, both individually and as a part of the collective team! I will be working hard to ensure success at Roses, as well as at BUCS and other competitions throughout the year. I have lots of experience as a swimmer myself, and am very keen to see the overall progression of Men’s swimming at York. If you have any questions about next year’s upcoming swimming, feel free to send me a message or email.

To contact Olly you can email swimming@uyswc.co.uk

Women's Swimming Captain - Lauren Palmer-Jones

Lauren Palmer-Jones

Hi, I’m Lauren and I will be the 2019/2020 Women’s Swimming Captain. I am currently starting my third-year studying Chemistry. I have been on the Swim team for the past 2 years at University, and have really enjoyed my time on the team. I have a wide experience in sport and want to channel this into effective captaincy! I will be responsible for managing Women’s swimming, ensuring we continue to progress as well as we have been in the last couple of years. I was also last year’s Vice-President, and so I’m attune to the practices of the club and the demands of being a committee member. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in Women’s Swimming this year. Please send me a message if you have any questions.

To contact Lauren you can email swimming@uyswc.co.uk

Men's Water Polo Captain - Vinu Jey

Vinu Jey

I’m Vinu, I’m a second-year Computer-Science student. I have been playing Water Polo at York during my first year, and for several years before that, playing at a high level. As a goalkeeper, as well as playing out-field, I have a unique perspective on the game and can hopefully use this to improve the team as a whole. My role will mainly be to encourage and oversee the continuing growth and development of Men’s Polo. I will be establishing links with local clubs, including York City, to improve standards of training and competition, which will in turn mean better success in our league this year. Send me a message if you have any queries.

To contact Vinu you can email polo@uyswc.co.uk

Women's Water Polo Captain - Verity McCoy

Verity McCoy

Hello everyone, I’m Verity the women’s waterpolo captain. I’m about to go into my third year at York studying psychology in education and have been on the York waterpolo team since joining in first year. I’ve been playing water polo for a number of years and I’m also a qualified coach so I’m hoping this experience will help me be a great captain. Waterpolo is really fun and a great way to make friends and be part of a team. I can’t encourage people enough to come along, whether you have played before or not, it’s a fantastic sport with even better people! I’m happy to answer any questions and am looking forward to another successful year with UYSWC.

To contact Verity you can email polo@uyswc.co.uk

Social Secretary - Maisie Chung

Maisie Chung

Hello, I’m Maisie and I will be this year’s Swimming Social-Secretary. I’m a second year Computer-Science student, and have been a member of UYSWC on the Swim team for the past year. I will be working with the Water Polo Social-Sec, Silas, to plan the socials for each week, as well as organising the themes and activities for tour and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the social aspect of Swimming, please email me!

To contact Maisie you can email social@uyswc.co.uk

Social Secretary - Silas Gill

Silas Gill

Hi, I’m Silas, I’m a second-year student studying Psychology. I will be the Water Polo Social-Sec for the forthcoming academic year. Maisie and I will be in charge of this year’s social calendar, planning activities for UYSWC in and out of the pool! Socials are a great way to get to know everyone across both swimming and water polo, and to bond as one big team. To contact me or Maisie, please email us!

To contact Silas you can email social@uyswc.co.uk

Press and Publicity - Astrid Morkot

Astrid Morkot

Hi everyone, I’m Astrid and I’m going into my third-year studying English Literature. I am this year’s Press and Publicity Officer. My main role will be to manage and run our social media accounts, updating the website with everyone’s records and achievements. Make sure you’re following all of our social media accounts for upcoming updates on UYSWC and individual and team successes!

To contact Astrid you can email media@uyswc.co.uk

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