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Big Splash Family Swim Award

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The Big Splash Family Swim Award was presented to the Thompson family from Leeds, West Yorkshire. The family were chosen as the winners by the panel due to the whole family’s long-term dedication to swimming.

The past year has been particularly difficult for the whole family, due to the passing of grandfather Jack Thompson, who was a popular coach at the City of Leeds Swimming Club for over 30 years.

Both Jack and his daughters swam at Leeds and his wife Doreen has been active on the supporters committee, a chaperone and fundraiser for the club.

When daughter Joanne had children with disabilities, she set up the Sunderland Gateway a swim club for disabled children. Jack supported the group by helping with coaching and attending competitions.

Jack’s granddaughter Laura was working towards her coaching qualification when her grandfather died, she is now working towards level 2. His other granddaughter Rae also volunteers at all of the Sunderland Gateway competitions, making swimming a real family affair.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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