Latham Michael George (Mr Speedo) Died peacefully on 18th November, following a short illness. Husband to Ann, father to Tim and Jo, grandad to a horde. Memorial service on Friday 4th December at 11.30am West Bridgford Methodist Church, Patrick Rd, West Bridgford. NG2 7PQ. Family flowers only, but donations to The British Heart Foundation most welcome.
Mike Latham was a primary school teacher and had been coach at Nottingham SC (first paid club coach) before taking over as part-time coach to the Swim Squad in 1973. When Notts CC appointed the first full-time coach to the squad in 1976 he was interviewed, but they appointed Neville Cross instead.
Mike was then offered a job at Speedo – Mr Tew their Managing Director was the grandfather of one of our swimmers, Helen Lovatt.