Services to swimming and sport recognised in New Year Honours 201830 December 2017 Swim England News
Individuals that have gone above and beyond to support their local communities through swimming and sport have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours 2018.
Freda Streeter from Nutfield, Surrey, has received an MBE for services to Open Water Swimming.
The swimmer and coach, who was inducted as an Honour Coach into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005, has dedicated her life to outdoor swimming. She has trained many aspiring English Channel swimmers including her daughter, Alison Streeter MBE, who swam an historic three crossings of the English Channel in 1990.
Also recognised with an MBE was Brenda Johnston for services to Swimming and the community in Grimsby.
Swimmer and founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, Sue Anstiss, has also been recognised for services to grassroots and women’s sport with an MBE.
Sue, who is also Chair of Get Berkshire Active and non-executive director of the County Sport Partnership Network, is dedicated to raising the profile and increase the impact of women’s sport, including aquatic sports.
Retired swimming coach and sports scientist, Diana Murdie also received a BEM for services to sport for visually impaired people.
In addition, Swim England Group Board member Sue Smith, who is joint Chief Executive of South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils, has received an MBE for services to Local Government.
Congratulations to all those involved in sport who have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours.
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
- Freda Streeter, for services to Open Water Swimming (Nutfield, Surrey)
- Brenda Johnston for services to Swimming and the community in Grimsby (Grimsby, Lincolnshire)
- Susan Anstiss, for services to Grassroots and Women’s Sport (Maidenhead, Berkshire)
Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
- Diana Stella Murdie, for services to Sport for Visually Impaired People. (Colwall, Worcestershire)