Simon Rothwell – ASA Representative to British Swimming Board biography.
Simon Rothwell has been involved in swimming since 1970 when he first began swimming competitively and later trained as a swimming instructor and qualified as a technical swimming official.
After completing a university degree in French and German Simon trained as a teacher and took up a teaching position in a Merseyside comprehensive school where he currently teaches French, German and Sociology. Simon has officiated at many national and international events in this country and in Europe and was selected to represent England at the XVI Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998.
He has served on the Executive Committees of the Liverpool & District SWPA, Lancashire County WPSA and Northern Counties ASA in various capacities and in 2000 was elected Honorary Secretary of the Northern Counties ASA District until regionalisation in 2005.
Simon served on the Aquatics Committee for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games at which he was Deputy Competition Manager for Aquatics and Technical Director for Swimming. In 2000 Simon was selected to represent the ASA as one of the English representatives on the British Swimming Management Board where he is concerned with the sport internationally and the issues relating to elite swimming.
In 2003 he was elected to be a member of the LEN Masters Committee and has served as its Chairman since 2004 and was elected to the FINA Masters Committee in 2009.