Former Chairman of ASA Medical Committee Passes Away

24 June 2014

We are saddened to hear that Life Member and former Chairman of the Derbyshire ASA, Dr. David Hunt (pictured centre above), has recently passed away.

David devoted much of his life to officiating and tutoring those interested in becoming officials, but also spent a lot of his time in a number of senior positions within the ASA.

Before he discovered a love of swimming, David Hunt was a G.P for 37 years and a tutor in General Practice from 1971 to 1992. His love of swimming began when his children started learning and in 1972, he was one of the founding members of Rykneld SC.

David's appointments within the ASA are too numerous to mention.David acted as a secretary to a number of committees including Fixtures, Open Water and Swimming Officials. He was the first person to devise a course for candidates taking their referees examination, which formed the basis of the ASA Swimming Officials course.

His appointments within the ASA are too numerous to mention, but much of his time was spent on the ASA Medical Panel and Medical Advisory Committee on its formation.

As a Medical Officer to many ASA and GB teams he was involved in two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games and five European Championships.

In later years he was a much demanded speaker, addressing the FINA World Medical Congress at Gothenburg on the treatment and prevention of masters swimmers’ medical problems, and in 2002 also spoke at the FINA Congress in Moscow on the medical problems faced in open water competitions.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at 11:10am at:

Chesterfield Crematorium,
Chesterfield Road,
S43 1AU

The family requests that no flowers are brought along to the funeral, but that donations will be gratefully accepted for Ashgate Hospice.

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