Coxswain

Darren Wilson
Darren WilsonCoxswain & DLA
Darren has been a member of Loughor Inshore Rescue for over 8 years. He has over 22 year’s operational service in the Fire and Rescue Service and is currently a lead instructor for Technical Water & Rope Rescue.
Darren has been involved with water & boats from a young age and has developed a wealth of experience during his time as a crew member with Loughor Inshore Rescue. He has built on this experience with an array of qualifications, regularly putting them into practice at operational incidents and training scenarios at both local and National level.

Officers & DLA

Mike Walters
Mike WaltersLifeboat Operations Manager DLA & Boat Crew
Occupation
I am a carpenter in my daily employment.

Qualifications
RYA PB Level 2
RYA Intermediate
First Aid,
VHF,
De-Fib
Oxygen Therapy.

In 1980, just before my 15th birthday I was at Loughor boating club helping friends work on their boat when the Irb had a call to search for a father and son who had gone missing whilst fishing on the estuary. This was my first call and unfortunately it didn’t end well. Since then I have been an active member of the crew. I have seen many crew come and go but the constant is that the crew have one goal, to help anyone in need on or near the water, no matter who, we are there to assist. It’s not about individual personalities, its about helping, whether it be making someone safe or sadly recovering a body to enable a family to have closure, we as a team work for an ultimate goal. We go into schools and local event to help educate children about being safe on and around the sea and hopefully make a difference.
Hobbies
My hobbies are cycling, walking, swimming, water sports and boating. Basically, outdoor life!

Mike Rankin
Mike RankinTreasurer & RYA Instructor
Mike joined Loughor Inshore Rescue in 2003 and currently holds the position RYA Powerboat Level 2 Instructor & treasurer.
He has the following qualifications:
RYA Power Boat Level 2 Instructor ,
RYA Advanced Powerboat
RYA Powerboat Level 2,
RYA Personal Water Craft,
RYA Radio VHF/DSC,
Water Rescue First Responder
First Aid.
Adam Leyshon
Adam LeyshonDLA Helm Crew
Advanced Powerboat
Boat log hours
DaySkipper
FirstAid
ML5
Power Boat level 2
PPR
Radar
VHF
Survival at Sea

Crew

Anthony Swiston
Anthony SwistonBoat Crew
RYA Level 2
RYA Intermediate Powerboat
Cold water survival
VHF license, Oxygen therapy, De-fib, First Aid
Water First Responder
Sam Kiley
Sam KileyBoat Crew
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Intermediate
VHF
Day skipper,
Yacht Masters
Joe Falconer
Joe FalconerCrew
Qualifications
Powerboat Level 2
First Aid & Defibrillator
Oxygen Therapy
Water First Responder
Luke Jones
Luke JonesCrew
Qualifications
Powerboat Level 2
First Aid & Defibrillator
Oxygen Therapy
Water First Responder
Tom Oliver
Tom OliverCrew
Qualifications
Powerboat Level 2
First Aid & Defibrillator
Oxygen Therapy
Water First Responder

Nigel Williams
Nigel WilliamsCrew
Qualifications
RYA Level 2
RYA Intermediate
First Aid & Defibrillator
Oxygen Therapy
Water Rescue Technician
Rob Jenkins
Rob JenkinsCrew
Joined May 2017

Currently working towards RYA Level 2 Qualification

Hannah Whitaker
Hannah WhitakerCrew
Joined

Currently working towards RYA Level 2 Qualification

Gez Watt
Gez WattCrew
First Aid & Defibrillator
Oxygen Therapy
Water First Responder
Harri ford
Harri fordCrew
Recently transitioned from junior crew to full crew and currently working towards the RYA Level 2 Qualification

Suzanne Collins
Suzanne CollinsCrew
Fundraising Coordinator

Aiden Jones
Aiden JonesCrew
Currently working towards RYA Level 2 Qualification
First Aid & Defibrillator
Fundraising Coordinator