Senior Swimmer of the Year (supported by SwimFit)
Read all about the Senior Swimmer of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2008
Presented to a swimmer who has had their swimming success later in life, for example, overcoming obstacles in their quest to achieve.
Bronze: Ruth Cheema; East Farndon, Market Harborough
A club swimmer when younger, Ruth began swimming again about four years ago just to keep fit. She's now an very active member of her club and world ranked no. 1 in her 45-49 age group in 100m & 50m reaststroke and 200IM and won Gold in the World Masters 100m & 50m breast stroke.
Silver: John Hill; Southampton
John swims once a week at his local swim school patiently clocking up the miles. Following major heart surgery swimming has helped him in his recovery and John has now achieved his 80 miles award.
Gold: Robert Dunsford; Whitchurch, Bristol
Robert fell from a ladder in 2003 and was told he'd never walk again. Hospital hydrotherapy led to him eventually to joining a local swim club and after a lot of practice Robert began to swim on his back. By 2006 he'd swum 200m and he now has his 200 miles SwimFit award.