ASA Aquatics Awards 2016
The ASA Aquatics Awards will be returning on Saturday 26 November 2016, following a hugely successful inaugural event last year.
For the 2015 awards, we launched a brand new and exciting awards structure which for the first time recognised participants from across the entire ASA pathway.
For 2016, we are certain the ASA Aquatics Awards will be an even greater success. The award categories and more details about the event will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled to this page.
In the meantime, should you have any queries about the Awards, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Winners from 2015
Learn to Swim Award
This award is for an individual who shows particular promise in the pool at a young age and is achieving a high standard of swimming along the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway. All nominees are 16 or under and have either gained a particular award this year or have been successful in challenges or competitions.
Gold: Rosanna Ogden
Silver: Jack Wallace
Bronze: Lucy-Mae Osborne
ASA School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year
This award recognises a school that has taken the appropriate steps to demonstrate proactive action to improve the delivery of their school swimming. The school will be signed up to the ASA School Swimming Charter and be able to demonstrate good practice in their aquatic delivery.
Gold: Woodhill Primary School
Silver: Phillimore Primary School
Bronze: Robin Hood Primary School
ASA Swim School of the Year
This award is for a swim school that provides an excellent service to all of its members, assists the development of its swimmers and staff, and continually strives to achieve high standards.
Gold: AMES UK Swim School
ASA Achievement Award: Youth Participant
This award is for an individual who has accomplished a notable achievement in aquatics early in life. This individual has completed either a personal or structured aquatic challenge in the last 12 months. This could be for their own enjoyment and sense of achievement or perhaps to raise money for charity. Nominees are aged 24 and under.
Gold: Jack Waller
Silver: Benjamin Staniforth
Bronze: Morgan Gilmore
ASA Achievement Award: Senior Participant
This award is for an individual who has accomplished a notable achievement in aquatics in later life. This individual has completed either a personal or structured aquatic challenge in the last 12 months, such as learning to swim, raising money for charity, or accomplishing a personal goal. Nominees are aged 25 or over.
Gold: Rosemary Caruana
Silver: John Ashcroft
Bronze: Jean Rayner
ASA Achievement Award: Disabled Participant
This award is for an individual who has overcome, or continues to overcome, a disability and is progressing in their chosen aquatic discipline, accomplishing great things in the pool throughout the year. This individual has completed either a personal or structured aquatic challenge in the last 12 months. This could be for their own enjoyment and sense of achievement or perhaps to raise money for charity.
Gold: David Hill
Silver: Todd Andrews
Bronze: Rhys Harris
ASA Facility Operator of the Year
This prestigious award recognises facility operators who have demonstrated continued commitment to improving their aquatic programmes over the past 12 months. These providers will demonstrate creative use of innovation, whilst ensuring community engagement, inclusivity and driving participation is high on the agenda.
22 and under wet sites: Kirklees Active Leisure
23 and over wet sites: Everyone Active
ASA Club of the Year
This award recognises a non-ASA funded club that shows a commitment and passion for aquatics by providing a quality and enjoyable experience to their members, through developing innovative ways to grow and improve the club. This club must deliver ASA programmes and initiatives. Ideally this club will either be part of, or working towards being a part of, a Club Network.
Gold: Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club
ASA Young Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises an ASA volunteer who, at a young age, is already making an impact within the world of aquatics. This could be within a club, event or community environment.
Gold: Lucy Rouse
Silver: Harvey Cumming
Bronze: Amy Addison
ASA Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises an ASA volunteer whose contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts are instrumental in the work behind the scenes. This could be within a club, event or community environment.
Gold: Steve Gammon
Silver: Mandy Blizard
Bronze: Samantha Travis
ASA Swim Teacher of the Year
This award recognises a teacher who provides quality lessons week in week out. They are motivated to improve their pupil’s standards and go the extra mile to ensure they deliver the best quality learning experience for their pupils.
Gold: Simone Benhayon
Silver: Harley Hicks
Bronze: Sarah Bates
ASA Services to Aquatics
Awarded to an individual who regularly goes above and beyond within aquatics and without whom the sport could not continue to run. They must have contributed towards the development and participation of aquatics at a local, regional or national level and have promoted the sport to all.
Gold: Gordon Smart
Silver: Lesley Batson
Bronze: Ann Pollard
Performance Athlete of the Year
This award recognises an English athlete who has produced outstanding international results during the last 12 months. This individual will be an excellent ambassador for the sport and always conduct themselves in a manner befitting of a professional athlete.
Swimming: Adam Peaty
Diving: Tom Daley
Water Polo: Honor Grimes
Para-Swimming: Tully Kearney
Synchronised Swimming: Jodie Cowie and Genevieve Randall
Masters Swimming: Judy Wilson
Open Water: Jack Burnell
England Programmes Athlete of the Year
This award recognises the England Programmes athlete from each of the aquatic disciplines who has produced outstanding results whilst demonstrating world-class potential over the past 12 months. This individual will be an excellent ambassador for the sport and always conducts themselves in a manner befitting of a professional athlete.
Swimming: Layla Black
Diving: Jordan Houlden
Water Polo: Dylan Green
Para-Swimming: Maisie Summers-Newton
Synchronised Swimming: Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe
Open Water: Tim Shuttleworth
ASA England Programmes Coach of the Year
This award recognises an England Programmes coach who has shown commitment and contribution to England Programmes’ activities producing outstanding results over the past 12 months. This individual will be an excellent ambassador for the sport and always conduct themselves in a manner befitting of a professional coach.
Gold: Tom Owens
Performance Programme of the Year
This award recognises an ASA-funded Beacon programme that has produced one or more British Swimming High Performance athletes in the last 12 months and has shown themselves to be a leader at national level competitions.
Gold: Sunderland Beacon
David Sparkes Innovation Award
This award recognises and celebrates innovation throughout the aquatics industry, from pool design to methods of training, energy saving, Learn to Swim, new technology or increases in aquatic participation.
Gold: Swim Dem Crew
ESSA Dolphin Award
The aim of the Dolphin Scheme is to support and encourage all schools to make every child a swimmer before transferring to the secondary stage of education. Children in years three, four, five and six are judged on their ability to swim 5 metres, 10 metres, 20 metres and 25 metres gaining points for their school for each distance they swim.
Gold: The Grey House School