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Competitive Swimming in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire

Affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association


Our Committee

Chair - Rachel Pearson

My eldest daughter, Kirsty, first joined Four Shires in 2011 with both Michael and Zoe joining later. I initially became involved by managing the club kit prior to joining the committee in 2014 as Membership Secretary, and then becoming Chair in 2016.  I can often be found poolside at galas supporting our swimmers as Team Manager and when not involved with 4SSC in one way or another, enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking and walks in the countryside.   Prior to having the children, I worked in Human Resources and am now a Teaching Assistant.  Please contact me if you would like to arrange a trial to join us.

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Treasurer - Andrew Raisbeck

Having fought off all the competition to be treasurer, Andrew took over the financial stuff from Summer 2014. His sons Oscar and Archie swim at the club so he can regularly be seen poolside if you have any queries. When he's not demanding money from you, he is an avid sports fan; a life long supporter of Sunderland football club, as well as well as sharing taxi duties with Louise for his boys' wide and varied sporting interests. He is currently attempting to set up a baseball club for children based at Chipping Norton School so watch this space. He is a former marketing director who is now a stay at home Dad!                                                            Click to email Andrew


Welfare Officer - Louise Berry / Lisa Marcham

Gala Secretary - Chris Lawrence

I took on the role of Gala Secretary in Spring 2015. I’ve been bringing my daughter Ellie along to sessions since early 2013. As she has progressed, my wife Catherine and I have spent more and more time at galas and training, so the next logical step was to get involved, et voila. Now my other daughter Imogen is following in the swimming footsteps.

I've also trained as an ASA Official (nearly passed my J1) & am a Team Manager (2).

I work as an IT Business Consultant working with retailers, having spent some 30 years previously in retail. I also enjoy watching F1 & Rugby Union and dabbling around in the garden, when time permits.  Click here to email Chris


Club Secretary - Cerina Hawtin

Hi – I am mum to Leah.  Leah joined 4SSC in 2014 after competing in her school swimming gala and getting the bug for competitive swimming and now swims five sessions a week with the club.  I work full time as an Account Manager and am married to Kenny, who is the one that is normally sat poolside during Leah’s training sessions and who kindly volunteered me for the committee. Thank you Kenny!  Previous to this, I was Secretary on Leah’s primary school committee for the last 6 years helping to organise various fundraising events. We have an English Springer Spaniel called Archie so I like to enjoy nice long walks at the weekends to try and wear him out!

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Officials Coordinator - Nigel Smith


Marketing & PR - Philippa Upton

Hi, I have been involved with 4SSC since 2011 when my daughter Eloise was asked to join the club. Since then we have been to many places for galas have built up friendships along the way. I have also trained as a J1 official so can be seen poolside in my "whites". I have only recently joined the committee and as yet am still getting to grips with the role.

When I am not poolside, I work as a SEN TA and walk our mad Springer Boomer, and help maintain Warwickshire footpaths, oh and socialise on the nights I'm allowed off!!!