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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Calverton & Bingham SC Presentation Evening

On Friday the 15th of January 2010 Calverton & Bingham Swimming Club held their presentation evening at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. During the evening awards were presented to swimmers from the very young novices to the masters that competed in the 2009 Club Championships.

The overall winners trophies were –
Novice – Kelsey GILES and Jorge STEVENSON
9’s – Claire SNOWDEN and Oliver BOND
10’s – Olivia WALLACE and Joseph WAKEFIELD
11’s – Rosie RUDIN and Jack WILSON
12’s – Amber KEEGAN and Calum MURRAY
13’s – Poppy RUDIN and Joe STEVENSON
14’s Faye HENESY and Robert BARTON
15’s Rachel SELBY and Jorge PHENIX-COYNE
16-24 – Rebecca BARSBY and Sam WASS
Masters 25 to 34 – Matt BRENTLEY
Masters 35 to 44 – Elaine RICHARDS and Logan TWEEDIE
Masters 45+ – Karen BLAKEMORE and Mark PATTERSON

The Freestyle Skins trophies went to –
Juniors – Amber KEEGAN and Calum MURRAY
Seniors – Rebecca BARSBY and Dan WINTER

2010 Club Captains were introduced and presented with their Captains shirts –
Junior Girls Captain – Megan GEOGHEGAN / Junior Boys Captain – Luke JACKSON-SELBY
Senior Girls Captain – Rebecca BARSBY / Senior Boys Captain – Tom BATES
The Swimmer of the Year Award as voted by the swimmers went to – Olivia Wallace
Volunteer awards went to – Trudi Manterfield, Paul Hough, Betty Snodin and Karl Knox

The evening marked the retirement of the well liked and respected Head Coach Mike Adams. Mike was the Head Coach at Calverton Swimming Club between 1997 and 2007 and then Head Coach of Calverton & Bingham Swimming Club between 2007-2009 after the merger with Bingham. When Mike initially joined Calverton the club was in division 3 of the Speedo league and low down in the Nottingham league galas. This subsequently changed with Mike’s guidance and the club gained promotion every other year and reached their first final of the West Midlands division 1 by 2002, which was also the club’s first year in the top division.

Over the years Mike has been a dedicated coach not only to the club but the sport as well. During his time at Calverton and CABSC he travelled about 90 miles to training and back each session approximately around 25000 miles a year, enough to travel around the world 3 times!

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