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Meet your 2016 Captains

2016 Captains

2016 Captains (left to right) with the Club president Ian Johnson (Centre): Tom Grieve, Brogan Bates, Phoebe Coles and Ellie Duley


Ladies Captain - Phoebe Coles

Hello! My name is Phoebe Coles and I am one of your ladies captains for this swimming year. I have been in the club for 10 years and swimming has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. I am currently and have been involved in many sections of the club including being your ladies vice captain for last year, being a time keeper and judge 1, completing my life saving awards and now a swim teacher for the academy. My aim is to make everyone's experience with Colchester Swimming Club a proud, enjoyable and memorable time and I plan to make sure all of the swimmers are happy and smiling during their time with us (even through the tough training sets) I am looking forward to seeing lots and lots of team spirit, good etiquette in and out of the pool and pride in your personal achievements. I am a believer in helping and encouraging all team members across the club as well as good sportsmanship and will be encouraging these aspects throughout my time in the club. I wish for I and my team to make you all proud and happy swimmers! Never hesitate to ask me or the other captains a question or give us any suggestions (swimmer or parent) we're here to help! I'm looking forward to seeing you all pushing yourselves to the best you can be, training hard, good team spirit, but most of all...having fun!

Ladies Captain - Ellie Duley

Hi, I'm Ellie and I have been a member of the club since I was 8. I am now 15, and can happily say that this has been the most rewarding experience I've ever been a part of. Not only does the club have amazing team spirit, coaches and results, the club has become my second family and hopefully all other members feel the same way. My ultimate goal as captain is to ensure that everyone involved in the club - whether swimmers or parents - has an experience as enjoyable and rewarding as my own! If you ever have any enquiries, ideas for the club or even just want to talk to me, I will make sure that I give you honest and hopefully helpful responses. Remember, make the most of your experience and work-hard play-hard!

Mens Captain - Brogan Bates

As I'm sure you have all seen me around,but for those who haven't my name is Brogan and I'm your new boys joint captain,along with Tom Grieve.
Despite having only swam at the club for around a year and a half I have enjoyed getting to know the coaches and fellow swimmers,and I would like to take the opportunity to thankyou for welcoming me to the club.I have swam since the age of 3 but started swimming competitively at the age of 9. My favourite stroke if front crawl followed by fly and my favourite events are 50M and 100M.

Outside of the pool I occupy a number of different activities such as sailing,windsurfing and completing triathlons.
I am a firm believer that your time at the pool should be fun filled,enjoyable and challenging. However for everyone to make the most out of their time a degree of respect is needed for the coaches and fellow swimmers,meaning that Lane etiquette and effort is vitally important in the development of your swimming career.

That's enough from me and I would like to say on behalf of me and the other captains,we are always available for a chat whether it's about a social event or problems in the pool,I hope you have a good swimming season and see you in the pool!

Mens Captain - Tom Grieve

Hi! My name is Tom Grieve and I have been swimming for Colchester Swimming Club since September 2012 after moving back to England after living overseas for 5 years. I am 15 years old.

I am very grateful to been given the opportunity to become a captain. My aim as Captain is to help ensure every swimmer at the club has a fun and memorable time and to help them achieve their goals. I believe strongly in good sportsmanship and hope to inspire our swimmers to become good sportsmen/women.

During the time that I have been swimming at the club, I have represented the club at Mini Leagues, the Essex County Championships, Essex Relays, the East Region championships and the National Arena League. The Arena League is one of my favourite events as it has tends to have such a great atmosphere. I also enjoy helping out and coaching our much younger swimmers at the Academy. I am here to help our swimmers achieve their goals as young athletes and to motivate them to train hard and reach their goals. Remember: "It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light" #RuleYourself #IWILL


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