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Swimming stalwarts recognised in New Years honours

5th January 2012

Six members of the aquatics community have received MBEs in the 2012 New Year Honours list.

The recipients of the MBEs are:

  • Valerie Mellor: President of Satellites of Macclesfield Swimming Club - for services to swimming in the North West.
  • Mary Maunder: St Joseph’s Parish Swimming Club - for voluntary services to the community in Cardiff.
  • Roger Penfold: President of Reading Swimming Club - for services to the Amateur Swimming Association South East Region and to local government in Berkshire.
  • Alan Urch: Sutton Swimming Club - for services to swimming in Nottinghamshire.
  • Rowena Thomas-Breese: Rhyl Dolpins Swimming Club, multiple World Transplant Games medal winner - for services to disabled swimming and charitable fundraising.
  • Michael Read: Brighton Swimming Club, Olympian, President of of the Channel Swimming Association, 32-time Channel swimmer - for services to swimming.

Congratulations to all six. If you would like to leave you own message of congratulations, please leave a comment in the box below.

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