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ASA saddened by passing of Malcolm Hill

We regret to announce the death of former ASA north east region board member and Yorkshire Swimming Association treasurer, Malcolm Hill following a long battle with cancer.

Malcolm gave outstanding and dedicated service to swimming for over 30 years. He was involved mainly as an administrator and organiser at local, county, district and national levels and also as the treasurer of the Yorkshire Swimming Association, a position he held for over 25 years. He also served on the North Eastern Counties ASA executive committee for 18 years and continued to play a leading part in the regional board’s activities until just a short time ago. He was also chairman of the City of Sheffield Swim Squad.

At national level, Malcolm was a member of the ASA committee for eight years until retiring in January 2003. During this period, he held several roles that made use of his commercial and financial expertise including chairman of the ASA remuneration committee for four years; Director of Swimming Times Ltd; Director of Swimming Enterprises Ltd and member of the ASA Awards Scheme marketing group.

Malcolm worked tirelessly to organise major swimming events from 1989 when he was appointed secretary of the organising committee for national and international events held within the North Eastern District. He could claim to have been at the helm of 81 major events including five European Junior or Senior Championships; World Masters Championship; 10 Olympic or European trials, eight Inter-County competitions and no less than 39 ASA National or British Championships.

A major accolade and recognition for Malcolm’s organisational skills came in 2002 when he was appointed as Sports Competition Manager for swimming for the XVII Commonwealth Games held in Manchester. He was also the recipient of the ASA’s Harold Fern Award in 2003.

Our sympathy is extended to Malcolm’s wife, Pauline and children Sharon and Gary.

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