The Committee

President: Archie

Secretary: Chloe

Treasurer: Owen

Social Secretary: Eleanor

Welfare Secretary: F

River Captain: Jacob

Polo Captain: Matthew

Trip Secretary: Beth

G.I.M.P.: Alf


Archie Mcaninly

Beckie Oram

Hi I'm Beckie, my job this year as Pres is to try and keep the club running semi smoothly, remind people about things they've forgotten and generally maintain some semblance of order. In the meantime I'll also be the one doing my best to be a friendly face for any questions you've got about goings on in the club.

Facebook: Alf Mcaninly


Beckie Oram

Chloe Burrows

My job is to help out Beckie, read the emails and make sure the paper work gets done!

Facebook: Beckie Oram


Zoe Alderson

Owen Alderson

As Treasurer I am here to make sure the club is running smoothy finacially, I'll be in charge of collecting payments and figuring what new and exciting kit the club is going to get and so any queries about that come to me. I'm a keen kayaker and so the more money we have to fund the club for kayaking or socials the better!

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Social Secretary

Eleanor Ackroyd

Elliott Ackroyd

Hi, I’m the resident shenanigans co-ordinator in the form of basically every Wednesday-Saturday night (and more if there’s fun to be had). I’m here to organise all the fun on our weekly socials as well as on all the residential trips throughout the year. Give me a shout about anything you need since the only reason I miss either kayaking or drinking is because I'm already doing one or the other (or both at Teifi tour) so I’ll be at basically everything.

Facebook: Elliott Ackroyd

Welfare Officer

Abbie Fisher

Abbie Fisher

Well here I am your welfare officer here to keep the club happy whether that's listening to your problems, encouraging you to have a good time or maybe feeding you cake

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River Captain

James McCann

Jacob McCann

As River Captain it’s my job to work alongside Jacob to organise and run trips that don’t involve Polo. Any questions about Rivers, Surfing or Kayaking in general, don’t hesitate to message me.

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Polo Captain

Matthew McMahon

Harry McMahon

Hey guys, my job on committee as your polo captain is to make sure everyone has fun and enjoys themselves during polo sessions. I organise the polo training and competitions, teaching our members how to improve within the sport, I am happy to answer any questions people have and take any pointers or receive feedback to help make polo the best it can be for a everyone.

Facebook: Harry McMahon

Trip Secretary

Beth Jones

Jacob August

Hi, Im here to help Harry and James organise trips and competitions by sorting out where we are staying and also how we get to the great locations we will be travelling to.

Facebook: Jacob August

Gear Inspection and Maintenance Person (G.I.M.P)

Alf Sinclair

Finley Sinclair

Hi I am a year third engineering student who joined the club 2 years ago. I will be G.I.M.P this year so am here for all of your needs when it comes to borrowing kit or repairing anything that may need it..

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Historical Canoe Club Committee

Year President Secretary Treasurer River Capt Polo Capt Trip Sec Social Sec Welfare Officer Equipment Equipment
2020/2021 Ed Beckie Georgia Archie Harry Dale Elliott Abbie Sam Finley
Year President Secretary Treasurer River Capt Polo Capt Comp Sec Social Sec Welfare Officer Equipment
2019/2020 Lenny Elliot Nella Alf Mari Tim Will Beckie Daniel C
Year President Secretary Treasurer River Capt Polo Capt Polo Sec Social Secs Equipment Anti-Faff
2018/2019 Tom Ollie Hal Kieran Elliot Lauren Lenny & Vicky Daniel C Tim B
2017/2018 James Nick Lauren Matt Tim S Emma Adam & Toby Tim B Daniel L

The club saw significant growth in 2016 highlighting the need for restructuring the committee, the concept of core and non core positions was introduced, the core committee are to be involved in club management meetings while the non core positions help the core positions achieve their goals.

Year President Secretary Treasurer Social Sec Polo Sec River Sec Surf Sec Non Core Positions
2016/2017 Angie James Hugo Richard Harry Daniel Callan Social Technician: Callum
Equipment Manager: Ewan
Anti-Faff: Sam
Teapot Sec: Tom
Condom Manager: Will

In 2011 it was decided that to enable the club to grow some minor reshuffling was necessary and so the two captain position were replaced with President, Vice President and River Captain.

Year President Vice President River Capt Polo Capt Surf Capt Social Secs Treasurer Equipment
2015/2016 Tom James Ewan Callan Ed K Ellie & Angie Siwan Matt F
2014/2015 Mimi / Julian Luke Matt F Ed K & Gareth Ian Callum & Kealey Siwan Ellis & Norway
2013/2014 Jack Steve Ed B & Josh Jack & Gareth Manvir & Suzanne Polish Tom
2012/2013 Ollie Ed B Barney Roma & Fran Steve & Matt E Perry Wragg
2011/2012 Hannah Liam Tom Fran Polly & Callum Ed Dave
Year Captains Vice Captain Social Secretaries Polo Captain Equipment Manager
2010/2011 Ieuan & Adam S Adam G Geraint & Hannah Matt & Owain Kev
2009/2010 Matt & James Pat Lou & Al Ally Mark W
2008/2009 Andy & Mark W Pat Tanya & Si Kerri Craig
2007/2008 Rory & Tom Stu Lottie & Ben Gareth Craig
2006/2007 Dave & Gareth Mark H Emily & Liz Geraint Rich S
2005/2006 Simon & John Geraint Jo & Ally Mark H Nic
2004/2005 Geraint & Gemma Rob Ruth & Frodo - Mark B
2003/2004 Phil T & Ian Phil B Gill & Katie - -
2002/2003 Geoff & Suze ? ? ? ?
2001/2002 Geoff & Bex Doug ? ? ?
2000/2001 Jon W & Furry Tim Lex Skippy & Clare ? Doug
1999/2000 Tim & Nev Helen ?
1998/1999 Jago & Ceri Spanna & Penny ? ?

Past positions have included Polo Captain and more some alternative positions... Flathering Coordinator, Condom Manager, Pool Manager and other such random positions. If a Flathering Coordinator has been appointed he or she should ensure that no time is wasted on Canoe Club events, or, depending on how the position is interpreted, to ensure that any wasted time is managed efficiently! The condom manager should ensure that he/she is always able to produce a condom if asked at any time on a Canoe Club event. The Pool manager should ensure that members of the Canoe Club reach their destination quickly and safely at the end of Pool Sessions, the destination being the Pub.

The Canoe Club committee are usually elected at the annual Swansea University Canoe Club meal at the end of the academic year. The elections are performed by the current club captains, this generally involves a lot of drunken confusion followed by a night out in Swansea.