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Who's Who

Coaching Staff

Joseph Schenk

Joseph Schenk - Head Coach (Level 2)

I first started swimming competitively aged 11 at St. Austell Sharks. I really enjoyed swimming competitively and in 2010 I moved over to Newquay Cormorants.

With lots of hard work, in 2013 I was selected onto the GBR Para-swimming world class podium potential programme. In 2014 I was selected to represent GBR at both the IDM Berlin international meet and National Paralympic day 2014 dual in the pool event; GBR vs Europe. My highest world ranking I achieved in Para-swimming was 14th in the world for the 100m breaststroke and 200m IM in 2013. In that same year (2013), I set British Para-swimming records in the 4×100 Freestyle and 4×100 IM relays. I have won medals at national level in breaststroke, freestyle and IM. In 2015 I stopped competing at both international and national level in 2015 to explore other opportunities in life. I did continue to train and compete at a local level till 2017.

In 2017 I started to volunteer coach at Newquay Cormorants and did this up to August 2018. In September 2018 I joined St. Austell Sharks as a volunteer coach and in September 2019 I was appointed as the Assistant coach for St. Austell sharks.

Sharks coaches
Coaches Name
Coaches/Teachers (Level 2) Joseph Schenk (Head Coach- Level 2)
Olly Malkin (Performance Coach - Level 2)
Alys Pink (Level 2 Teacher/Level 1 Coach)
Helen Massy (Level 2 Coach)
Tom Powell (Level 2 Teacher)
Assistant Teachers (Level 1) Tash Coon (Level 1 Teacher)
Lindsay Trudgeon (Level 1 Teacher)
Water Polo Coach Leanne Randall
Assistant Water Polo Coach Mark Rattenbury

The Committee

The St Austell Amateur Swimming Club is facilitated, governed and coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteers who form a committee. Anyone who is a registered member of the Club may be co-opted onto the committee provided they have the support of existing committee members. The committee meet on average every 4-6 weeks.
Position Name & About
President/Chair Paul Quinn

I have the privilege of being the Club Chair. The committee and I are passionate about making the club a fun and friendly environment for all our swimmers and helping them reach their own personal goals and aspirations. I do a bit of sea swimming myself but my daughters (who are Sharks swimmers) tell me my technique is terrible!!
Membership Secretary Juliette Smith

As Membership Secretary, I’m the first point of contact when anyone is interested in joining Sharks. I love signing up new members, watching swimmers grow in confidence, and letting parents and carers know when their children are ready to move to the next squad. Swimmers are always beaming when they find out. My son has swum with Sharks for many years and can now easily beat me in any race! Outside of Sharks and work, I love dance and step classes, and the beach is my favourite place to be!
Club Secretary Jo Cain

I have recently been appointed as Club Secretary having taken a keen interest in the club over the past year. I manage the administrative aspects of the club and provide support to the Committee. Both of my children swim with Sharks and thoroughly enjoy their time at both the pool and the galas. Their swimming confidence has grown significantly since joining and it is really lovely to see them enjoying such an active & healthy hobby.
Treasurer Will Hulston
Competition Secretary Bex Bowen

I joined as Competition Secretary in 2022. As well as this role, you’ll also find me poolside as a volunteer, and sometimes announcing at Sharks hosted galas. Both my children swim at the club and it’s great to be part of the Sharks committee team. When I’m not at the pool, I enjoy walks with the family and dog.
Welfare Officer Tash Coon

I’ve been involved with St Austell ASC for over 20 years and during that time have held various roles on the committee; I am currently one of the Welfare Officers. I am also a club teacher and a National referee. My children all swam with Sharks and I am delighted that I can still be part of our Swimming family.
Welfare Officer Paul Trudgeon

I joined the committee as Welfare Officer in July 2023. Both my daughters are keen Sharks swimmers and it’s great to put something back into a fantastic club that has given them such great times in the pool so far. When I’m not at the swimming pool or being ‘Dad’s taxi’, I try to do a bit of running on the coast to keep active. I also enjoy family beach walks with our dog, Jax.
Parent Liaison Trish Quinn

Paul Quinn
I have the privilege of being the Club Chair. The committee and I are passionate about making the club a fun and friendly environment for all our swimmers and helping them reach their own personal goals and aspirations. I do a bit of sea swimming myself but my daughters (who are Sharks swimmers) tell me my technique is terrible!!

Juliette Smith

As Membership Secretary, I’m the first point of contact when anyone is interested in joining Sharks. I love signing up new members, watching swimmers grow in confidence, and letting parents and carers know when their children are ready to move to the next squad. Swimmers are always beaming when they find out. My son has swum with Sharks for many years and can now easily beat me in any race! Outside of Sharks and work, I love dance and step classes, and the beach is my favourite place to be!

Jo Cain

I have recently been appointed as Club Secretary having taken a keen interest in the club over the past year. I manage the administrative aspects of the club and provide support to the Committee. Both of my children swim with Sharks and thoroughly enjoy their time at both the pool and the galas. Their swimming confidence has grown significantly since joining and it is really lovely to see them enjoying such an active & healthy hobby.

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Bex Bowen

I joined as Competition Secretary in 2022. As well as this role, you’ll also find me poolside as a volunteer, and sometimes announcing at Sharks hosted galas. Both my children swim at the club and it’s great to be part of the Sharks committee team. When I’m not at the pool, I enjoy walks with the family and dog.

Tash Coon

I’ve been involved with St Austell ASC for over 20 years and during that time have held various roles on the committee; I am currently one of the Welfare Officers. I am also a club teacher and a National referee. My children all swam with Sharks and I am delighted that I can still be part of our Swimming family.

Paul Trudgeon

I joined the committee as Welfare Officer in July 2023. Both my daughters are keen Sharks swimmers and it’s great to put something back into a fantastic club that has given them such great times in the pool so far. When I’m not at the swimming pool or being ‘Dad’s taxi’, I try to do a bit of running on the coast to keep active. I also enjoy family beach walks with our dog, Jax.

Please Note: 

Members who assist in the running of the club will have been DBS checked and have attended the appropriate saefguarding courses, if their roles requires it.  Our Welfare Officers have attended the Time to Listen course and have regular updates from Swim England regarding changes to policies.

Our volunteers aged between 16 and 18, who assist on poolside have been DBS checked, however they are not required to complete a safeguarding course. As we are proactive in ensuring the wellbeing of all our members, our safeguarding team will have discussed the importance of the welfare of our members and they will have been briefed with the relevant safeguarding information. They will also have been advised of the procedure to follow should they have any concerns regarding the welfare of any member.

Other Voluntary Roles

Position Name
Team Managers Mark Rattenbury
Paul Quinn
Tom Powell
Amy Honeyman
Claire Dustow
Poolside Assistants Mark Rattenbury
Bex Bowen
Lindsay Trudgeon
Amy Honeyman
Claire Dustow
Paul Quinn
Lead Fundraiser TBC
Trophies / Awards Sarah Oldfield
Website Development / IT Sarah Wain
Kit / Merchandise Paul Trudgeon
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