ASA Aquatics Awards 2016

The ASA Aquatics Awards 2016 was a great opportunity to celebrate all the individual achievements and team successes of the past year.

Held on 26 November in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham, the Awards recognised all those involved in our sports, from Members and volunteers to partners, teachers and athletes.

Hosted by ASA Group Board Chairman, Mike Farrar, the 18 awards were presented by Rio 2016 Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Robinson, and Olympic diving bronze medallist Dan Goodfellow.

Click on the Awards below to find out our 2016 finalists and winners. To read more about the day, click here.

ASA Aquatics Awards 2016 Winners

ASA Learn to Swim Award

This is someone who has shown particular promise in the pool at a young age and is achieving a high standard of swimming along the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.


  • GOLD - Tadghan Woods
  • SILVER - Yasmin Elliott
  • BRONZE - Grace Hutson

ASA School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year

This award recognises a school that has taken appropriate steps to demonstrate proactive action to improve the delivery of their school swimming.


  • GOLD - Phillimore Community Primary School
  • SILVER - St. Barnabus C.E. Primary School
  • BRONZE - Potterhanworth C.E. Primary School

ASA Swim School of the Year

This award is for an ASA affiliated 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 - Penguins Swimming Lessons
  • SILVER - Diamond Swim Academy
  • BRONZE - Hatch End Swim School

ASA Achievement Award: Youth Participant

This award is for an individual who has accomplished a notable achievement in aquatics early in life, such as a personal or structured aquatic challenge.


  • GOLD - Hettie Chambers
  • SILVER - Zak Frisby
  • BRONZE - Daisy Anderson  

ASA Achievement Award: Senior Participant

This award is for an individual who has accomplished a notable achievement in aquatics in later life, such as a personal or structured aquatic challenge.


  • GOLD - Grenville Cole
  • SILVER - Arthur Lowe
  • BRONZE - Mimi Harker

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, achieving high standards in the pool throughout the year.


  • GOLD - Katie Yallop
  • SILVER - Beth Coller
  • BRONZE - Kati Edmonds

ASA Facility Operator of the Year

This prestigious award will recognise the Facility Operators who have demonstrated continued commitment to improving their aquatic programmes over the past 12 months. Gateshead Council were the winners of the operator with 0-22 wet sites while Everyone Active won the award for operators with 23 plus wet sites.

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.


  • GOLD - Hatfield Swimming Club
  • SILVER - Norton Radstock Swimming Club
  • BRONZE - City Of Bradford Esprit Diving 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.


  • GOLD - Connor Hill
  • SILVER - Jordan Lakin
  • BRONZE - Nathan Clarke

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.


  • GOLD - Robert John
  • SILVER - Louise Reece
  • BRONZE - Christopher Mayell

ASA 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 - Harley Hicks
  • SILVER - Denise Coduri
  • BRONZE - Jake Harrison

ASA Coach of the Year

This award recognises an ASA coach who has made an outstanding commitment to coaching within the sport and has supported athletes to achieve their personal best.


  • GOLD - Mel Marshall
  • SILVER - Sam Buck
  • BRONZE - Ryan Livingstone  

ASA Services to Aquatics

This award is presented to an individual who regularly goes above and beyond within aquatics and without whom the sport could not continue to run. They will have contributed towards the development and participation of aquatics at a local, regional or national level and have promoted the sport to all.


  • GOLD - Ian Douglas
  • SILVER - Larry Hill
  • BRONZE - Mike Shortman

The David Sparkes OBE 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. The winner of the Award was TAG Support CIC.

Have a look at last year's winners on our Past Winners page.

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