British Swimming and the ASA mourn David Reeves

24th November 2011

British Swimming and the ASA are mourning former Amateur Swimming Association Secretary David Reeves who passed away on 23 November 2011 after a long illness.

David was an honorary life member of the ASA, having served as secretary in a professional capacity between 1985 and 1995.

He was a popular official from the southern counties and had a vast experience in swimming and in administration after joining Royal Tunbridge Wells “Monson” Swimming Club in 1950.

Before becoming ASA secretary he was heavily involved in administration at a county level, serving a number of roles including Kent County President, a committee member on the Southern Counties District Executive and Southern Counties ASA President.

David also coached at club level for Swimming, Diving and Water Polo and was a founder member of the Water Polo coaches committee.

Internationally, he was Team Manager of the Great Britain Water Polo squad for six years and was elected onto the Headquarters staff of the British Olympic Association, travelling to the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Edinburgh and Brisbane and the Olympic Games in Moscow, Los Angeles and Seoul where he acted for the BOA as their Transport Officer.

David leaves wife Margaret, two sons Nigel and Martin and daughter Lisa.

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