Daiga Taurite

Club Chair


Daiga Taurite
Hi, originally from Latvia I moved to London in 2005 & returned to swimming as an adult in 2015.

Shortly afterwards I joined Puffins, initially as a volunteer and later as a member of the committee which I really enjoy!

Fortunately I work in the sports industry which suits my love of (most!) sports & outdoor activities

Corinne Leong

Club Secretary


Corinne Leong
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Jane Harbage

Welfare Officer


Jane Harbage
I started volunteering with Puffins back in 2005 and can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be on a Monday night!

As Welfare Officer, I make sure that swimmers and helpers are safe in the water and on poolside. This includes making sure all helpers are suitable by conducting criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service. I also help organise events such as our fundraising quiz in 2017.

Claire Byrne

Fundraising Officer


Claire Briggs
I’ve been volunteering for disabled swimming clubs for many years, joining Pimlico Puffins in 2011. I can’t imagine not volunteering at Pimlico Puffins – the swimmers and volunteers never cease to bring a smile to my face!

I’m the fundraising coordinator for the club, helping to organise events like our first Puffins fundraising quiz in 2017 and assisting fundraising by our wonderful supporters! Please do contact me if you have any fundraising ideas/would like to get involved in fundraising at the club at briggsclaire@hotmail.com.

Mike Welch

Swimmer Representative


Mike Welch
Hi, I’m Mike Welch, and my job is to relay to the helpers (I am a disabled swimmer) any problems that may come up. Things vary from a shortage of rash vests to a particular swimmer’s request for a specific helper. I am usually around either on poolside before the session, or for Ribena and biscuits afterwards.

Lynn Yambao

Swimming Co-ordinator


Lynn Yambao
I have been a swimmer since 2011, I am proof that the ethos of Pimlico Puffins really works! At my first session I entered the pool from the hoist and swam one length with a helper. Having been the co-ordinator of the “bus” in Westminster every Monday since 2012

Joining the Committee in 2013 as a swimmer representive, If a swimmer is sick or has not been to a session which is unusual for them, I telephone or text them. I am often the first at the pool so when we have new swimmers or helper I can greet them. I am the contact if Swimmers have a concern or are not happy.

Rebecca Brand

Newsletter Editor


Rebecca Brand
Hi, I have been swimming with Pimlico Puffins since relocating to London in 2015. It’s an immense privilege to be involved, both on Monday evenings in the pool and also helping out behind the scenes.

If you ever have any queries or questions about anything featured in the newsletter; or have any suggestions as to what you’d like to see included, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Robert Davies

Treasurer


Rob Davies
I joined Puffins in 2004 as a swimming helper. I have been Treasurer since 2006, but I moved away from London in 2007. I’m an artist and I live on the west Coast of Wales with my wife, our two Staffies Mili and Popi and our 20 year old cat Parsnip.