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Winners of the Swim England National Awards 2023 revealed

The winners of the Swim England National Awards 2023 have been revealed.

A total of 23 awards were presented during the ceremony at Birmingham University’s Great Hall on Saturday 18 November.

The Awards recognised the vast contribution made by individuals and organisations from all aquatic sports.

In her closing remarks at the ceremony, Swim England chief executive, Jane Nickerson, praised the continued dedication of the aquatics community.

She said: “This event never ceases to fill me with pride and respect for the people involved at all levels of our sports and activities who are doing such amazing things.

“The people who give so much of their time and effort as well as their skills and expertise to achieve great things and help so many other people love and enjoy the water.

“Whether that is someone learning to swim 25 metres, diving in a club or representing their country in any one of our amazing sports.

“This afternoon has been no exception as we’ve seen some truly incredible people and organisations given the recognition they so richly deserve and so I would add my thanks for everything you are doing and will do in the future.”

Image: Will Johnston Photography

Here are all the award winners and nominees:

Harold Fern Award

  • Jackie Bedford

Alfred H Turner Award

  • John Davies

Swim England Youth Champion Award

  • Gold: Jack Brown
  • Silver: Sophie Rowney
  • Bronze: Adrian Ting
  • Finalists: Eid Aljazairli, Zoe Anderson, Matthew Caoili, Kiarra Janikova, Jack Naylor-Dunn, Alicia Walls, Shelley Whitehead, Ashton Willmott

Swim England Inclusion Impact Award

  • Gold: Borocuda Teeside Amateur Swimming Club
  • Silver: Michelle Weltman
  • Bronze: Unity Swimming CIC

Technical Official of the Year

  • Gold: Jill Beard
  • Silver: Jean Childs
  • Bronze: Ann Basford
  • Finalists: Sarah Barrow, David Broome, Chris Hobbs, Louise Johnson, David Metcalf

Swim England Volunteer of the Year

  • Gold: Lee Scanlon
  • Silver: Ian Rollinson
  • Bronze: Elaine Gale
  • Finalists: Sue Barrington, Ryan Carstairs, Hannah Coad, Tracy Miller, Sue Wainscot

Swim England Club of the Year (Sponsored by GoCardless)

Artistic swimming

  • Gold: Aquaoaks ASC
  • Silver: Aqualina ASC
  • Bronze: Cheltenham SWPC
  • Finalists: Rugby Artistic Swimming Club, Bramcote AquaStars, City of Leeds Synchronised SC, Kingston Synchronised SC, Stockport Metro SC


  • Gold: Plymouth Diving Club
  • Silver: City of Sheffield Diving Club
  • Bronze: Dive London Aquatics Club
  • Finalists: Luton Diving Club, Dacorum Diving Club, Southampton Diving Academy


  • Gold: Altrincham SC
  • Silver: Chelsea & Westminster SC
  • Bronze: Flitwick Dolphins SC
  • Finalists: Radford SC, Redditch SC, Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson SC, Tadcaster York Sport Swim Squad, Trident SC

Water polo

  • Gold: Grantham WPC
  • Silver: Winchester WPC
  • Bronze: Colchester SC
  • Finalists: City of Manchester WPC, City of Sheffield WPC, Devonport RSA

Swim England Educator of the Year

  • Gold: Clare Brewer
  • Silver: Lizzie Knight
  • Bronze: Shelley Whitehead

Swim England Swimming Teacher of the Year

  • Gold: Kara Williams
  • Silver: Abigail Carlisle
  • Bronze: Phillip Sutton

Swim England Swim School of the Year

  • Gold: Cridders Swim School
  • Silver: West Grinstead Swimming Academy
  • Bronze: GR Swimming Schools

Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Impact Award

  • Gold: Kirklees Active Leisure
  • Silver: Cross in Hand Primary School
  • Bronze: Education Durham

Swim England Health Impact Award

  • Gold: LiveWire Warrington & Everyone Active
  • Silver: Freedom Leisure

Coach of the Year

Artistic swimming

  • Gold: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Denton Artistic Swimming Club
  • Silver: Hannah Secher, Rugby SC
  • Bronze: Sarah Pullan, Cheltenham SWPC
  • Finalists: Alyssa Ward (Rykneld SC), Maisie Wright (Aquaoaks ASC)


  • Gold: Alex Bagiu (Havering Cormorants Diving Club)
  • Silver: Bron Jenkinson (City of Sheffield Diving Club)
  • Bronze: Sally Freeman (Plymouth Diving)
  • Finalist: Matt Roberts (Southampton Diving Academy)


  • Gold: Bob Bolton, (Trafford Metro)
  • Silver: Jo King, (Sevenoaks SC)
  • Bronze: Emily Court, (Bromley SC)
  • Finalists: Nicola Bainbridge (Oswestry Otters SC), Scott Garrett, (Calne Alpha Four ASC), Charlie Goddard, (Neptune Leicester SC), Danny Martland, (Tadcaster York Sport Swim Squad), Sarah Vanderloo, (West Norfolk Swimming Club)

Water polo

  • Gold: Izzy Howe (City of Manchester WPC)
  • Silver: Gabrielle Williams (City of Sheffield WPC)
  • Bronze: Lauren Hand (Mid Sussex Marlins)
  • Finalists: Shaun Hill (West London Penguin), Dave Lord (Grantham WPC)

Swim England Talent Athlete Awards

  • Artistic swimming: Ranjuo Tomblin
  • Diving: Skye Fisher-Eames
  • Swimming: Amelie Blocksidge
  • Water polo: Felix Monaghan