Staff and Volunteers

Club Committee

Trevor Miller

Trevor Miller

Deputy Chair

Kate Wojcik

Kate Wojcik

Treasurer

Ula Reder

Ula Reder

Treasurer

Agnieszka Czaczyk

Agnieszka Czaczyk

Competition Secretary

Ela Pacyniak

Ela Pacyniak

Treasurer

Club Coaches

Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham

Head Coach

I’ve been involved in the sport of Swimming since the age of 6yrs. I progressed from a non-swimmer to National finalist/medallist as an Age Group, Youth & Senior swimmer as well as member of the GB Team.

My ethos is dedication, resilience, self-motivation, teamwork and striving to be the best version of oneself. I believe anyone in our community should be given the opportunity to learn to swim, gain essential water safety skills, leading to becoming a successful competitive swimmer if they wish, regardless of their socio-economic background, ethnicity, gender or identity.

I coach because I enjoy engaging with young people, supporting them to fulfil their maximum potential and being part of their swimming journey.

Level 2 Coach and Swimming Instructor, Level 2 Open Water Coach, an advocate in Sport for Social Integration, and a Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aider.

Micheala Octave

Micheala Octave

Learn To Swim Coach

Hi I’m Micheala.

Level 2 Swimming Teacher, A Level 1 Assistant Coach and the swim Coordinator for our Learn To Swim Program I have been with the club since November 2018.

I enjoy working for the club because I like the environment everyone is very kind all the children are very polite everyone involved is welcoming and it’s a great challenge every session is different and it’s constantly getting better.

Christine Ellison

Christine Ellison

Coach

I’ve been connected to LBHSC ( The Hurricanes) for 13 years – as a parent, a volunteer and currently as a coach.  

Our small club gives us the opportunity to really get to know all the swimmers. I am so excited to return and encourage our members to enjoy their time in the water again.

Melissa Farres

Melissa Farres

Coach

My passion has always been the water. Whether in a pool, or competitive open water swimming in lakes and the sea. As a competitive National swimmer in my youth, I developed skills to lifeguard at Hampton Open Air Pool. It was there I discovered my love for teaching and quickly qualified as an ASA L2 Instructor.

For the last 10 years, I have taught in schools, with babies and adults, and more recently specialised in 2:1 lessons teaching those with water insecurities to develop water confidence and a love for swimming.

Developing and encouraging young talented people to reach their full potential is so valuable and rewarding and currently, I am training for my Level 1 Assistant Coach, which will be competed in July, and have completed my Level 2 Open Water Coaching course.

It is important our access to water and the training never stops! I feel very lucky to be part of the LBHSC team and in supporting these incredible children on their journey through water.

Safeguarding Team

Christine Ellison

Christine Ellison

Safeguarding Officer

I’ve been connected to LBHSC ( The Hurricanes) for 13 years – as a parent, a volunteer and currently as a coach.  

Our small club gives us the opportunity to really get to know all the swimmers. I am so excited to return and encourage our members to enjoy their time in the water again.

Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Safeguarding Officer

I have worked in the Leisure Industry for over 30yrs, at Isleworth Leisure Centre for 25yrs as an Operational Manager and also was assigned Child Protection Officer.  

I have also been involved in management/coaching football and rugby voluntarily.  My professional role was primarily relating to swimming lessons.  

As Safeguarding Officer for LBHSC, I bring a wealth of experience both professionally and personally as a parent.  I’m fully aware of the duty of care that is required within a Club setting to ensure the welfare and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is upheld and prioritised. My role as Safeguarding Officer enables me to use my knowledge and experience while keeping connected to the community and being part of a team.

Carole Powell

Carole Powell

Safeguarding Officer

I worked at Isleworth Leisure Centre for 30yrs before taking early retirement.  

I started as a receptionist and went on to become CRM. One of my roles was Safeguarding and Protecting children and vulnerable adults -an important aspect was ensuring that the welfare and security of children and vulnerable adults was a priority.  

Being part of the Safeguarding Team at LBHSC has enabled me to keep connected, help the local community and support my local Swimming Club in this important role.

Learn To Swim Team

Micheala Octave

Micheala Octave

Learn To Swim Coordinator

Hi I’m Micheala.

I am a Level 2 Swimming Teacher, A Level 1 Assistant Coach and the swim Coordinator for our Learn To Swim Program I have been with the club since November 2018.

I enjoy working for the club because I like the environment everyone is very kind all the children are very polite everyone involved is welcoming and it’s a great challenge every session is different and it’s constantly getting better.

Susie

Susie

Learn To Swim Instructor

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I am Susie.

I am a level 2 qualified swimming instructor and I looooovvee my job. I love helping people.

I get to meet new people every day and the best part of my job is to see the satisfaction on their faces of learning something new and I am glad that I am a part of it.

Swimming is something I loved as a kid and after all these years it helps me relax and unwind whenever I am in water.

Officials

Trevor Miller

Trevor Miller

J2S

Jacek Reder

Jacek Reder

J2S

Rafal Weclewski

Rafal Weclewski

J2

Other Key Staff

Toni Owens

Toni Owens

Poolside Helper & Team Manager

Alma Karajani

Alma Karajani

Poolside Helper & Team Manager

Agneiska Czacyk

Agneiska Czacyk

Team Manager & Competition Secretary

Iryna Ruban

Iryna Ruban

Team Manager

Club Captains

Ashley Grafilo

Ashley Grafilo

Admin Volunteer

Amani

Muk

Muk

Volunteer Instructor

Anix