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ASA Aquatics Awards 2015

The 2015 Aquatics Awards took place on 14 November 2015 and for the first time recognise participants across the entire ASA pathway from youngsters learning to swim through to our elite athletes on the international stage, and all those whose continued dedication ensures the smooth running of the sport.

The ceremony, which was held in Leamington Spa, saw individuals, facilities and schools recognised across a number of categories.

The ceremony was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all those from across the aquatics community.

Please note that nominations for all the awards have closed.

 

 

Meet the Winners

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

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