ASA members recognised in Queen’s New Years Honours list 2014

6 January 2014

Congratulations to the four members of the ASA and wider swimming community who have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to swimming in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2014.

The two ASA members who received Honours are Josephine Randolph and Brian Wiggins.

Josephine Randolph, who has been awarded an MBE for services to ‘swimming and the community of Tamworth’, has been one of Tamworth SC’s most active members since 1965 and said ‘I was very surprised to receive this honour – and also surprised at some of the people who have telephoned’. Josephine was contacted by 90 year old Cath Ward, former Chairman of the Speedo League (West Midlands) to congratulate her on her award.

Brian Wiggins, who has been recognised for ‘services to amateur swimming in Oxfordshire, began teaching aged 16 to help his local club and continued for 39 years before retiring 18 months ago due to work commitments in Wales.

Without the time and dedication of those who volunteer their time to the sport, many children and adults alike would not have the opportunity to learn, progress and excel in aquatics.

Full list of honours

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE):

  • Josephine RANDOLPH - for services to Swimming and to the community in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

British Empire Medals (BEM):

  • Theresa Diane FUOCO - for voluntary service to Swimming and the community through the Surrey Dolphins Swimobility, Woking.
  • Margaret Mary PARRY - for services to DWP and to the community in Merseyside through Wallasey and District Disabled Persons Swimming and Social Club.
  • Brian WIGGINS - for services to Amateur Swimming in Oxfordshire.

The full story on this year’s New Year Honours list, including all of the recipients' fantastic stories, is available in the February edition of Swimming Times. To subscribe click here.

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