YDSC Club Captains
The swimming club captain provides a central point of contact and is the vital link for swimmers within the Yeovil & District Swimming Club. All our Club Captains are expected to uphold the utmost respect for all club coaches, teachers and volunteers as well as all swimmers throughout the Club.
YDSC Club Captain Appointment
YDSC will appoint Club Captain roles each year. Sometimes the same person could be made Club Captain more than once if the club feels they are the best candidate.
What is expected of a YDSC club captain?
-You will be enthusiastic with a good knowledge of the club and athletes.
-You will always post a positive image of the Club
-You will attend galas, either as a competitor or as a team captain
-You will be approachable and friendly.
-You will be able to seek and represent the views of others.
-You will be an excellent communicator.
-You will be a good listener.
-You will be a point of contact for swimmers and provide support and advice where needed.
-To provide a voice for athletes at the club and raise any issues to the committee when necessary.
-To be a positive role model for all members of the club.
-To encourage club members to be involved in social and voluntary activities.
-Assist with social events throughout the year and too welcome new members to the club.
YDSC Current Club Captains 2022/23
Club Captains: Rowan Hooper & Emma Stacey
Boys Captain: Rowan Hooper
Rowan joined YDSC way back in 2014 starting in a squad called widths! He has swam in the Southern Junior League, Arena League, Counties and Regionals and is a committed member of the Performance squad. Never one to let success go to his head Rowan has a calm and relaxed demeanour (most of the time!). When not in a swimming pool Rowan can be found training for his latest Ten Tors event, doing his DofE Silver award, White Water Kayaking or assisting Scouts in his role as a young leader, it’s a wonder he finds time to sleep!
Girls Captain: Emma Stacey
Emma first joined YDSC many years ago in 2015, she then left for a few years but found her way back following Covid lockdowns where she has since happily settled into the Performance Squad. Emma is a happy approachable team member who you can always go to for a chat. You can normally spot Emma with a big smile on her face at competitions or poolside at Oxley where she coaches with the younger squads, is a lifeguard and most recently has become a swim teacher!
Junior Club Captain: Ellie Swan
Ellie joined YDSC in Sept 2018 just after her 8th birthday. In June 2019 Ellie competed in our Club Championships gaining 4 medals. She then went on to help represent the club in the Junior League and Arena League. At the annual presentation day, Ellie was presented with the shield for the most improved breaststroke and most improved swimmer in her squad for the season, thus moving up to the Skills squad. In the autumn of 2019, Ellie entered her first competitive competition (Somerset ASA Development Meet) gaining 3 PBs, 1 bronze and 1 gold. This was followed up by the club’s own Xmas meet, gaining PBs in all 8 races. In Early 2020 Ellie was chosen as our first Junior Club Captain. Ellie is fantastic at supporting her fellow squads/swimmers but also is one of our key figureheads at competitions and events alongside our current club Captains.