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British Swimming and ASA mourn Roger Hargreaves

15 August 2011

British Swimming and the ASA are mourning former ASA board member and water polo stalwart Roger Hargreaves who passed away on 12 August 2011, aged 72.

Roger was a mainstay of ASA administration for more than 30 years, taking up his first ASA role with the Midland District in 1979.

He went on to be West Midlands Regional representative on the ASA Committee from 2005 to 2009 and was serving ASA Rules Committee Secretary, having originally taken up the role in 1998.

Roger was best known for his work within water polo, having occupied a number of positions in the administration of the National Water Polo League including Match Secretary from 1966 to 1975, General Secretary from 1976 to 1982, and Treasurer from 1977 to 1978.

As well as playing for more than 40 years and refereeing at both the European Championships and World Masters Championships, Roger was a member of the ASA Technical Water Polo Committee for 19 years and received the Swimming Times Water Polo Award following his retirement from the Committee.

Roger also received the ASA's prestigious Harold Fern Award in 2004 for his outstanding contribution to aquatic sports.

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