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.

Alick Ross


Alick joined the Duty Manager team in May 2022 from Edinburgh Leisure. With 5 years experience of in lifeguarding and swim teaching at a variety of pools throughout Edinburgh, he looks forward to getting to know all about Drumsheugh and its members.

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.

Luke Davis

Luke joined the team in September 2023 after completing his lifeguard qualification. Having previously worked for Ryanair as a flight attendant after leaving school, he enjoys keeping fit and plays for his local Sunday league football team, Midlothian Milan.

Abbie O’Malley

Joining the Club in December 2023, Abbie got her NPLQ at the start of 2023 after leaving school and has been competing in Lifesaving since the age of 10. Abbie recently competed for Team Scotland in Canada and has taken part in many competitions throughout the UK.