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The Vivienne and Leonard Cherriman Award

The Vivienne and Leonard Cherriman Award is made annually by the British Swimming Board on the recommendation of the British Masters Committee to ‘the person or organization who or which has done the most to promote and foster the cause of Masters swimming in Great Britain.’

Nominations are sought by the British Masters Committee from the ASA, the Scottish ASA, and the Welsh ASA in July in time for the award to be made at a suitable occasion in the autumn. Nominations for the award should be sent to the Masters Administrator, Lindsay Biro-Moore at the ASA.

The award commemorates the achievements and contribution to Masters swimming made by two redoubtable people, Leonard and Vivienne Cherriman. Both were successful swimmers in their youth and in later life, especially in the early days of British Masters swimming.

As well as being a successful Masters swimmers, Vivienne established the Masters newsletter, which is now distributed to all competitive English Masters and Senior (18/24yrs) swimmers.

The award normally takes the form of an engraved cut glass goblet together with a modest cash sum.

Past Recipients

  • 2012 - Alan Rowson
  • 2011 - Tony and Helen Ward
  • 2010 - John Eyre
  • 2009 - Terry John
  • 2008 - Jenny Ball
  • 2007 - Sheilah Roberts
  • 2006 - Roy MacAlister
  • 2005 - Andy Wilson
  • 2004 - David Chaney
  • 2003 - Donald Muirhead
  • 2002 - Ian Woollard
  • 2001 - Verity Dobbie
  • 2000 - John Jeffery
  • 1999 - Margaret Evans
  • 1998 - Tony Holmyard
  • 1997 - Geoff Stokes
  • 1996 - Dougie Scales
  • 1995 - Jane Asher
  • 1994 - Tony Warn
  • 1993 - Otter Swimming Club
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