Bernard became a member of Stourbridge Swimming Club in the 1960s. His active involvement began when he was asked to join the club committee, and in 1996 he became Fixtures Secretary. He has subsequently held the position of Club Secretary and was Chairman for five years.
In Don’s life outside swimming he was a Design and Development Engineer in various industries with a few British Patents to his name.
Anne learned to swim nearly 60 years ago having joined the Sunderland Ladies Swimming Club and competed in many North East Championships and National Event.
Chris joined the Board for the second time as an Independent member following the reorganisation that created the current board structure. He lives in the Midlands but to maintain his independence he has no connection with the County or Regional governing bodies.
Much of Ray’s working career was spent in the oil industry and from an early date he was required to perform in a supervisory or management capacity.
Born in Belfast in 1945, Ray served in the Royal Air Force as an Electronics (Radar) Technician and began teaching at Monkwearmouth School in Sunderland after gaining a degree in Economics and Politics from Newcastle of University.
John was appointed Chairman of the ASA in October 2009 having worked with the ASA on the new HQ project and British Swimming as Chair of the LOC of the FINA World Diving Series event at Sheffield.
Dave Fletcher has swum all his life, been a member of the ASA for nearly 35 years. As one of the sport’s active volunteers he has experience at club, county and regional levels in his native North East, serving as Vice Chairman of his Club and on the Northumberland and Durham Counties ASA, Yorkshire ASA and North Eastern Counties ASA Executives until relocating to London.
Simon Rothwell has been involved in swimming since 1970 when he first began swimming competitively and later trained as a swimming instructor and qualified as a technical swimming official.