Meet the Committee

The club is run by a volunteer committee that meet regularly to make sure the club runs smoothly in everything it does. The committee exists to serve the club and to ensure the best possible service is given to the members.

Chairman/Child Welfare Officer/Membership Secretary

David Slade


David Slade

David has been involved with the RLSS since 1957 and with Horsham LSC since 1992 when he moved to West Sussex. A Life Governor of RLSS, he qualified as an Instructor in 1963 and an examiner in 1966 and has served twice as RLSS Sussex President.

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Deputy Child Welfare Officer

Kate Hall


Kate Hall

Kate has been a member of Horsham Life Saving club for years.

The Secretary is the principal administrator for the club. This is a pivotal role in which the secretary carries out or delegates all of the administrative duties that enables the club and its members to function effectively.

Treasurer

Robin Akers


Robin Akers

Robin has been involved with Life Saving since 1968, joining Woking Lifesaving Club, training in an open air pool for awards. He progressed to teaching, both life saving and lifeguard awards, and became qualified as an examiner. He held Lifesaving and Lifeguard Distinction awards and competed in many competitions, both lifesaving and lifeguard, being part of winning teams at Bournemouth and LG Nationals.

He was involved with running the Club and participated in Lifeguard Patrols on the Thames as part of Thames Rescue Service. He also served on the Surrey Branch Committee for a number of years.Due to work commitments he had a break from lifesaving and joined Horsham Club in 2007 where he retook awards, became actively involved with the Club and qualified as a Survive & Save Instructor. He has competed in the National Lifesaving competition and was overall winner of his age group in 2014.

Robin has served on Horsham Life Saving Club Committee since 2007, first as a general member, then Secretary and currently Treasurer.

He was elected as Sussex Branch President in 2015.

Webmaster

Lee Wright


Lee Wright

Lee started lifesaving when he was 14. He is now a qualified Survive & Save Instructor and has been on the committee for many years.

Lee is also on the Sussex Branch committee as web Manager

Special Projects Co-ordinator

James Cossons


James Cossons

Since joining the club in 2010 I have progressed through the old award system and worked my way up to distinction, this has given me the ability to be in a current teaching position as well as this throughout that time I have taken growing responsibility on the club committee by organising events. These events include a stand at Swan Walk Shopping Centre, a water safety presentation at Millais school to over 1200 girls and set up the vInspired programme at the club to reward our volunteers. For this work I was awarded Club Member of the Year in 2013 and hope to continue to support the club in the future.

Social Secretary

Emma Hatton


Emma Hatton

Emma has been a member of Horsham Life Saving club for years.

Youth Member

Emily Heather


Emily Heather

Emily has been a member of Horsham Life Saving club for years.

Equipment Officer

Dean Wright


Dean Wright

Dean has been a member of Horsham Life Saving club for years.

Regional Representative

John Stainer


John Stainer

John has been a member of Horsham Life Saving club for years.

Marketing/Publicity Officer

Jonathon Borley


Jon Borley

I joined HLSC in 1992 when I was doing my Bronze D of E Award. I completed all the heritage awards and then became a club teacher and committee member in 1994. In 1994 and 1995 I won club member of the year. Sadly university got in the way of my commitment to club, and in 1999 I left when I moved away from Horsham.In August 2013 I returned to Horsham and was delighted to learn that David was still running the club and was keen to return, I was less delighted in learn that two of my more ‘challenging’ pupils from the 90’s (Brothers Wright) were now stalwarts at the club!

I am currently working my through the new awards system and look forward to helping out the club where I can.