Nottinghamshire and Leander’s Sue Arrowsmith has been named as the winner of the 2016 Cherriman Award.
Sue was the unanimous choice of the newly formed Home Countries Masters Swimming Management Group from the eight nominations received.
The Nottingham Leader swimmer, known as ‘The Prof’, put in tireless work over the last two years to raise the concerns of the Masters community about the European Championships.
She helped to establish a workable solution with British Swimming, in terms of funding and the re-establishment of a representative group to deal with Masters development.
Away from the pool, Sue is Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy at Nottingham University and takes time out from, amongst other things, addressing the European Parliament on the implications of Brexit to lobby on our behalf.
She is also the Nottingham County Masters Rep and plays an active role, in conjunction with the coach, of organising the Nottingham Leander team.
Home Countries Mastser Swimming Management Group chair Verity Dobbie said: “Well done Sue. We are all grateful for your efforts.
“It’s always an interesting session reading the nominations for the award and it’s truly impressive the amount of great work and volunteering that people do for our sport.
“There were eight nominations this year which I think might be a record and whilst they were all great, the eventual winner was head and shoulders above the rest when considering the criteria for this award.”
About the Cherriman Award
The Vivienne and Leonard Cherriman Award is an annual award presented each year to the individual or group who have done the most to foster or promote the cause of Masters swimming in Great Britain.
The award was introduced in 1993 following a donation by the Cherriman family in memory of their parents, Vivienne and Leonard, who were early stalwarts of the Masters movement in this country, with Vivienne notably producing the very first Masters newsletter.
Date for your diary: Saturday April 1st from 1700hrs until 1900hrs. At Hucknall Leisure centre.
Hucknall Ladies Vs. Coventry Ladies.
Make sure you are there to support the club in this massive game. We are expecting the largest crowd for a water polo match at Hucknall Lesiure centre ever, standing room only. So be there early to get a seat!
Refereeing Swimming – A Beginners Guide, has been designed to provide support and guidance for officials that may be requested to perform the duty of a Referee for small or local run competitions. It is important to note that completion of this module will not qualify you as a referee. By completing this module you will achieve the following learning outcomes
Recognised and identify the duties of a referee at a swimming meet with regard to:
- The role of the referee
- The role of the referee with specific reference to Health and Safety
- Producing the race result (Manual and AOE)
For the full online course please click here
Click Here for the new guidance issued by the ASA Swimming Management Group in relation to swimsuits for individuals who as a result of either their religious beliefs or a pre-existing medical condition would like to wear a swimsuit which would otherwise be considered “illegal” at a competitive swimming event. This guidance now applies to all levels of ASA licensed meet (1,2,3 and 4) and all ASA National Events (Summer, Winter, County Team and Masters Championships).
For the attention of ALL swimmers, clubs and coaches that were due to attend the Stage 3 Round 2 event at Lammas (Sutton) pool this Saturday (25th February 2017). This has now had to have a change of venue and start time due to issues with the starting blocks at Lammas Pool.
The new venue is to be at Hucknall LC with a warm up start of 6:00pm and a gala start of 6:30pm
Nottinghamshire ASA would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our Officials, Stewards, Helpers, Tech Team, Coaches and Team Managers, and of course our Swimmers for making our 2017 County Championships so successful.
Our next competition is the 2017 Summer Gala to be held at Harvey Hadden Sports Village (Short Course), on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017. Information is now available and entries are open.
Live web results and scoreboard can be found here for all of the action from the pool during the 2017 County Championships.
VICE PRESIDENT OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION BECOMES A COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Timothy Reddish, chair of the British Paralympic Association, has been appointed CBE for services to sport.
Mr Reddish, from Wollaton, was awarded Freeman of the City of Nottingham in 2005 and appointed OBE in 2009 for Services to Swimming and Disability Sport.
He was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition in 1989, aged 31.
However in his subsequent 13 year international swimming career, he competed in three Paralympic Games, three World and five European Championships, amassing a total of 43 medals.
In 1998 he took up an appointment at British Swimming as National Co-ordinator before being appointed National Performance Director for the Disability Swim Team in 2003, where he led the team at both the Athens and Beijing Paralympic Games.