I first became involved with the WSC when my daughter joined around 1984. Soon after that I became press officer and joined the committee. I became chairman in 1991 and continued in that position for 20 years. I remained on the committee as vice chairman whilst the new chairperson settled in and then continued as just a committee member. During the period of my chairmanship I also served as president on two separate occasions.
I represented the club on the North Wales, Deva and East Clwyd leagues. The chairman of the East Clwyd league changed annually and each member club provided a chair in rotation. I was chairman of the ECL when it was Wrexham’s year.
I qualified as a grade 3 official and during my active years travelled with the club on most away competitions to officiate. I also officiated at most home galas.
I was involved in exchange visits to our twin club in Neuenrade and hosted visitors from Tus Neuenrade as well as visiting Germany on three occasions firstly in my capacity of press officer and then as chairman on two subsequent visits.
Lowri represented Great Britain and Wales competed at 3 Commonwealth games at Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Deli 2010. Lowri also competed at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships at the Foro Italia sports complex in Rome, Italy. After achieving a time of 1:08.30 in the heats of the women’s 100m breaststroke, Lowri was selected for the women’s 4x100m Medley relay where the British team finished 4th in a new British record time of 3:57.03
I became involved in Wrexham Swimming Club 37 years ago. My own two children were members of the club and during training sessions the siblings of other members liked attention and entertainment and I was able to use the small pool to teach them to swim.
Some children prefer not to continue with competitive swimming and it pleases me greatly that they will always be able to swim with style and keep safe.
|Ian Stritch||Swimmer, and son of Len Stritch. On the Water Polo Team|
Gordon volunteered his services for the benefit of the club in several roles including gala manager, championship secretary and fixture secretary. He also represented the club on the committees of North Wales, East Clwyd and Deva Leagues.
He travelled on all the gala buses and was able to recall the pb's of all swimmers before the arrival of electronic entry systems. He was also a keen fundraiser for the club and organised tours to Neuenrade Swimming club, Germany and hosting the return visit as part of the Wrexham Maelor Borough twinning program.
|Stuart Roberts||Swimmer who represented Wales|
|Ray Jones||Welsh Offical Swimming and Water Polo|
|Cliff Stritch||Wrexham Swimming Club Coach for many years.|
|S W Jones|
|J M Chadwick|
|J E Jones|
|F E Galloway|
|J M Fletcher|