The Apollo Swimming Club

for the Physically Disabled


The Committee


Chairman – Sheila Drake

Hello. My name is Sheila Drake and I am the current Chairwoman of the Apollo Swimming Club for the Physically Disabled. I’ve had Multiple Sclerosis since 1993 after developing severe whiplash following a road accident. I joined Apollo in 2008 and became a member of the Swim Team very shortly after. I have two daughters and four grandchildren and I’m currently married to Jackie, our swim coach.


Vice Chairman – Sarah Hull

My name is Sarah Hull and I am currently the Vice Chair of the Apollo Swimming Club, having previously been Publicity Representative and Secretary. I joined the Club in 1976 prior to having major spinal surgery when I was a child and was advised to start swimming by the founder of the Club, Brian Madden. I have one son and work as an Enterprise Co-ordinator at a school in Dorset. I enjoy swimming, dog walking and socialising.


Treasurer – Graeme Tate


Secretary – Etive Warr


Membership Secretary – Jackie Masterton

Hi I’m Jackie.

I have been involved with the club for about 25 years now.

I first became a member to support my son Carl who couldn’t swim. We never looked back. Met some lovely people who will be friends for life and Carl can swim like a fish.

I have enjoyed our swimming galas in the past. I haven’t been so hands on in the last 14 years as I changed my job from working at Lloyds Bank for 26 years to now still working at Umbrella Residential Care Homes (now 14 years)

My hobbies are Gardening, baking and Cruising!


Swimming Representative – Jackie Drake

My name is Jackie Drake I have 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. I joined Apollo in 1993 and became swim coach in 1995. I enjoy cooking swimming and gardening along with Sheila our current chairwoman .


Publicity/Social Representative – Vacant



Transport Representative – Angus MacLean

Now retired, I have spent my entire career in the aerospace industry. My home for the past thirty years is just south west of Yeovil where my wife and I have brought up three daughters, one of whom is a member of Apollo. Previously a teacher with Yeovil Swimming Club, I spend my retired life with my wife and three daughters, enjoying cycling, swimming, socialising and looking after a variety of classic cars.


Cashier – Gill Allen


Sailing Representative – Paul Wilson


Newsletter – Vacant



Club Protection Officer – Alison Parnell