Lenny Hellings

Lenny Hellings

As President it’s my job to make sure everything SUCC runs smoothly and efficiently, and that everyone has a sick time! I’ll be making sure our incredible committee does their job and makes this the best year we’ve had yet!

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Elliot Davis

Elliot Davis

My job is to help out Lenny, read the emails and make sure the paperwork gets done!

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Daniella Heristchian

Daniella Heristchian

Coming soon...

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Social Secretary

Will Foden

Will Foden

A SUCCessful club requires many smiles, ones which I can provide with terrible puns, chilled atmospheres, a total lack of dignity, and enough drink to fill a river. I supposedly have a lot of experience in this field, though frankly, I can’t remember.

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Welfare Officer / Social Secretary

Beckie Oram

Beckie Oram

As your welfare officer I will be the one there to help in any situation, though if it is kayaking, I will not know and will point you to the right person to help you. I will be working on all our socials for you as well with Will. If you feel you have a good idea for the kayakers we are always open to ideas, whether it is sober or not let me know and Will know I am always free on messenger. Boozie Beckie

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Polo Captain

Mari Watkins

Mari Watkins

Hey, I am the slalom girl. I love to get competitive and if you can’t find me playing polo, I’ll be in my slalom boat, or my ripper, or in the sea. Basically, you’ll find me on the water kayaking somewhere! I am looking to forward to next season and want to make sure everyone is feeling happy in a boat and getting into the binning lifestyle. If you ever need a chat, just drop me a message for more info about how to start and get stuck in or about the various events on at SUCC.

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Competition Secretary

Tim Bevan

Tim Bevan

I have been at uni for too long and I have been to a lot of competitions while I have I have been here

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River Captain

Alf Mcaninly

Alf Mcaninly

Apparently I'm river captain now and have to organise all of the proper kayaking we'll do this year god help us all... When not planning kayaking I'm probably on the water or crying about lack of rain so give me a msg if you need someone keen for paddling or really anything else for that matter. Also allegedly been spotted in a polo boat once or twice but please don't bring it up I'm trying to forget the horrors.

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

Dan Cirtina

Dan Cirtina

Don't have any kit? No problem! I'll do my best to make sure you're all kitted up and shred ready. Other maintenency bits too :)

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The Committee

President: Lenny

Secretary: Elliot

Treasurer: Nella

Social Secretary: Will

Welfare Secretary: Beckie

Polo Captain: Mari

Competition Secretary: Tim

River Captain: Alf

G.I.M.P.: Dan

Snail Mail

Beware it may not get collected for a while... but if you want to send us some snail mail...

Canoe Club
Sport Swansea
Fulton House
Swansea University


If you'd like to email us, the address is

Historical Canoe Club Committee

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.