Who's Who

The Coaching Team

Helen Massy

Helen Massy - Head Coach

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Joseph Schenk

Joseph Schenk - Assistant Coach

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.

Additional Coaches Name
Teacher Colin Williams
Teacher David Howatt
Teacher Tash Coon
Teacher Alice Eade
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 is made up from both disciplines and meet on average every 6 weeks. 

Position Name
President/Chairman Tash Coon
Vice President/Vice Chairman Tamsyn McDonnell
Treasurer Anne Setchell
Club Secretary Debbie Eade
Membership Secretary Ali Hughes
Competition Secretaries Tamsyn McDonnell
Water Polo Representatives Debbie Eade
Masters Representatives Ed Kirk
Welfare Ben Thompson
Tash Coon
Please Note: 

All members who assist in the running of the club in any capacity have been DBS checked and where necessary have attended the appropriate safeguarding courses. 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 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 Volunteers

Position Name
Team Managers Tamsyn McDonnell
Marie Thomas
Mark Rattenbury
Trophies Samantha Hicks
Lead Fundraiser Trisha Quinn
Social Event Organiser Gareth Rowett
Website Development Sarah Griffiths
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