Volunteers recognised with the ASA’s Aquaforce Awards
27 Oct 2010
Every year the ASA takes the time to thank those who dedicate vital hours, days and weeks to our sport with the Aquaforce Volunteer Awards.
And at a glittering award ceremony on Saturday 23 October, the 2010 national winners were crowned from those who had already won accolades within their region.
The winners are (click on the winner's name for more details):
Being Head Coach at Billingham ASC, Guy has positively impacted on the swimming experience of many through coaching and teaching them how to swim. Guy has taken his role as Head Coach a step further by dedicating his life to ensure others can have the opportunity to participate in the sport they love.
Brian Barnett is dedicated to ensuring that all who want to,can participate in swimming within Nottinghamshire. His dedication and pure determination has had a positive impact on many young swimmers, officials, and volunteers over the last 32 years. Brian has been a total inspiration to the swimming community.
Shirley has made a significant contribution to swimming locally, in several aspects of the sport, i.e. teaching, officiating, training the officials and serving on the Ellesmere Port Amateur Swimming Club committee. She has ensured ‘sport for all’, providing a life skill for children from all backgrounds.
Over the last 12 months Zoe has been actively involved in all areas of Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club and she is a real credit to the club. On poolside she teaches young children to swim and often helps out with coaching young competitive swimmers and lifeguards as well. She goes beyond duty to ensure that all who need help receive it.
Outstanding Contribution for an 18 to 25-year-old: Lorraine Riddle
As a Level 2 teacher at Billingham Swimming Club, Lorraine is a greatly valued volunteer. Lorraine currently teaches young people aged between 3 to 12 years old, and it is clear that she has a positive impact on each and every one of those swimmers. Lorraine is a real role model to the young people and has really shown what a young person can do when allowed to exercise their knowledge and skills.