Swimming world mourns loss of North East stalwart

28 Dec 2010

The ASA is mourning the loss of one of its former presidents, Brian Eeles, after his sudden death on Christmas Eve.

Brian was a member of Consett Swimming Club and during his long swimming career was a major influence on the development of swimming in the North East of England and also made a positive contribution at National level.

He started at Consett Swimming Club in 1966, joined the committee and became treasurer in 1972. He was granted honorary membership in 1990.

He was a driving force for the Northumberland and Durham Swimming Association and worked for more than a decade in office after first having taken up the role of President in 1984 and then working as Secretary from 1988 to 1995. He became Life  President of the NDSA in 1996.

During this time he was also President of the North Eastern Counties ASA, taking up the post in 1988, and was the NECASA Secretary from 1995 to 1998.

On a national level, he took up the role of President of the ASA in 2002 but Brian also served as both a  member of the ASA Committee and the Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain Committee before having to resign his positions in 2005 due to ill health.

The ASA would like to pass its condolences to Brian's family and friends.

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