Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Swim England London ACM 2023 Elections Update

The 2023 Annual Council Meeting took place on Saturday 1st April 2023.

Management Board Appointments

During the meeting elections took place for the four Management Board posts.

The following were elected to the Management Board for 2023-2026:

Ruth Girardet – Dive London Aquatics
John Handley – Beckenham SC
Alan Thurlow – Wandsworth SC

The following was elected to the Management Board for 2023-2025

Jackie Bedford – Beckenham SC and Dulwich Dolphins

Thank you to Richard Whitehead who retired from the Board this year after 18 years as a member, and Josh Devine who joined the Board in 2020.

President and Vice President Appointments

Congratulations to Flo Barnes who was inaugurated as Swim England London President, during the meeting.

Flo succeeds John Handley who was President from January 2022 to March 2023.

Flo’s term will be until the ACM in March/April 2024.

John Mills was installed as Vice President for the Region and will take over from Flo when her term comes to an end.

Swim England London Life President Appointment

Congratulations to Richard Whitehead for his appointment as Life President of the Region

Richard stood down from the Management Board on the 1st of April 2023.

Richard will be sorely missed by the Management Board and Regional staff, and we are thankful for his hard work, dedication and support over the last 18 years.