swim21 club given top accolade in Liverpool awards
29 March 2011
Garston Swimming Club, one of the ASA’s swim21 accredited clubs, showed its quality as it was named Club of the Year for 2010 at the Capita City of Liverpool Sports Awards.
The club picked up the honour earlier this month in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and a number of civic dignitaries.
Hon Secretary John Guest and his daughter Kirsty accepted the award from Liverpool Echo’s Bob Thompson at the prestigious awards ceremony, which was hosted at Liverpool Town Hall.
"This is a significant achievement for the club," said John Guest.
"It has been earned through hours of dedication from our committee, coaches, poolside helpers and of course our swimmers without whom we would not have been in the position to be even considered.
"Additionally, special thanks goes to the management and staff of Garston Leisure Centre, in particular Kevin Knox who has championed Garston’s contribution to the creative joint Learn to Swim project."
The club's swim21 Accreditation was mentioned on the night as an important element in gaining the award. Garston SC were re-accredited at swim21 teaching level and accredited for the first time at skill development level in December 2010.
Swimmers take glory too
To make the evening extra special, four of the club's swimmers were recognised for their individual success at International and National level during 2010:
- Georgina Evans for her 200m Breaststroke Gold and 100m Breaststroke Silver at the British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships in Sheffield.
- Hannah Wain for representing GB in Germany at the Modern Pentathlon Berlin Cup.
- Kevin Jones for representing GB at the World Biathle Championships in Dubai.
- Lucy Mills for being a member of the City of Liverpool Junior League team who finished 3rd at the National Final in Corby.
L-R: Kirsty Guest, Georgina Evans, Hannah Wain and Lucy Mills