Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Swim England London Awards

Swim England London holds an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its members. Since 2019 these regional awards now form part of the overall Swim England National Awards with regional recipients being put forward for the national equivalent.

Alongside these awards Swim England also presents the following three awards;

Jeff Cook SalverJeff Cook Salver

The Jeff Cook Salver is awarded to the winner of the Long Service to Aquatics. This award recognises an individual who has a sustained commitment to the delivery of aquatics and has regularly gone above and beyond their role.

The Dave Barnes TrophyThe Dave Barnes Trophy

The Dave Barnes Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Volunteer of the Year. This award recognises a volunteer who has shown commitment to volunteering at their club, county, region or nationally.

Flo Barnes TrophyFlo Barnes Trophy

The Flo Barnes Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year. This award recognises a volunteer who, at a young age, has shown commitment to volunteering at their club, county, region or nationally.

Award Winners

The Swim England London awards winners for 2019 were;

Youth Volunteer Award and Flo Barnes Trophy

Elliot McHugh of Ealing SC (received on his behalf by Claire McHugh).

This award recognises a volunteer who, at a young age, has shown commitment to volunteering at their club, county, region or nationally. Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.

Adult Volunteer Award and Dave Barnes Trophy

Cathy Bone of Croydon Amphibians SC.

This award recognises a volunteer who has shown commitment to volunteering at their club, county, region or nationally. Their volunteering is making a positive impact and this volunteer is a great example of a role model for others.

Technical Official of the Year

Steve Westwood of Leyton SC.

This award recognises a Technical Official of any disincline whose contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts are instrumental in the work to support the delivery of aquatic sport through technical officiating.

Club of the Year

Bromley SC.

This award recognises a Swim England affiliated club of any discipline that shows a commitment and passion for aquatics by providing a quality and enjoyable experience to their members. This club must show commitment to developing participants through Swim England programmes and initiatives or can demonstrate innovative ways to grow, sustain and improve the club.

Coach of the Year

Wayne Lock of Anaconda SC.

This award recognises a coach who has made an outstanding commitment to coaching within the sport and has supported athletes to achieve their personal best. This coach may help to mentor and support other coaches and aim to increase participation within the sport whilst being able to demonstrate improved performance of individuals or teams. This individual could be in a paid or voluntary position.

Long Service Award and Jeff Cook Salver

Ray Haggan of Anaconda SC (received on his behalf by Joe Grubb).

This award recognises an individual who has a sustained commitment to the delivery of aquatics and has regularly gone above and beyond their role. They must have contributed towards the development and participation of aquatics at a local, regional or national level, and have promoted the sport to all. This individual could be in a paid or voluntary position.

Adult Achievement Award

Eid Aljazairli of Newham and UEL SC.

This award is for an individual who has accomplished notable achievement in the water in any aquatic discipline and is 22 years old or older. This individual will have completed the activity in a Swim England club, county, regional or national setting.

Personal Achievement Award

Marion Cole of Dulwich Dolphins SC.

This award is for an individual who has accomplished notable achievements in the water in any aquatic discipline having embraced personal challenges or adversity. There is no age limit on this award.

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