Paul Dunlop

general manager

Paul started at Drumsheugh Baths in December 2017 as a Duty Manager, after spending 6 years at LivingWell Health Club as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and assistant manager. Paul took over the role as Operations Manager in May 2018.

Jorge Palermo


Jorge started his career in the leisure industry in 2005 where he worked as a leisure attendant at a private holiday park. In the same year he joined Drumsheugh Baths Club as a casual member of staff before being given the opportunity to take on the role on a permanent basis.

Over time Jorge stepped in as relief Duty Manager to allow him to gain valuable knowledge of how the Club is run. In 2007, Jorge was appointed full-time Duty Manager, one of three, where his main role is to support the manager in the daily running of the Club.

Joe Penman


Joe joined the Drumsheugh team in October 2018 after gaining his pool lifeguard qualification shortly after leaving school. A former swimmer at the national level he will be on hand to offer any swimming advice to members. Joe was promoted to Duty Manager in February 2022.

Ashley Forrest


After gaining her lifeguard qualification through her school sports committee, Ashley joined the Drumsheugh Baths Club team in August 2021 as a casual member of staff, and became a full-time lifeguard 3 months later. Ashley has previous experience lifeguarding in her local pool for adult and children’s swim lessons and can also coach a variety of sports including handball, touch rugby, badminton, basketball and volleyball. Ashley has a friendly and outgoing nature and is always on hand to assist our members.

Zach Kirkbright

Lesley Inglis

swimming instructor

Lesley swam competitively until she was 18, before taking a break to focus on studying, but returned to competitive swimming a few years later at masters events. Her love of swimming has never left her and whilst teaching her two children how to swim, she discovered her passion for teaching swimming, getting involved as a teacher and coach when they got involved in club swimming and this continues today some 18 years later where she continues, teaching children and adults of all ages from novice up to national level and has earned qualifications in both teaching & life-saving.

Lesley’s’ aim is to create a fun learning environment for all swimmers that will allow their techniques to flourish and has tried and tested many approaches with different techniques over the years to find the ones that are the most effective. These can be applied to any level of swimmer, helping everyone to reach their swimming goals.

Eric Potts

Personal Trainer

Eric has over 10 years personal training experience. Through his involvement in basketball in the UK and the US he studied sports coaching at university, which then developed into personal training. He is motivated to help his clients reach their goals. His main areas of expertise are in resistance and body weight training. This has given Eric a wide set of skills and knowledge which he uses to make sessions fun and effective.