I’m really proud to report that last Saturday, Carol Barrios was awarded the ASA’s Silver Pin award for services to swimming as a volunteer. Over the years Carol has played a huge part in the development of Bottisham Swimming Club, as Club Secretary and Club Chair in the past, and now as meets coordinator, official and coach. She is also the Cambridgeshire ASA’s nominated point of contact for issues regarding swimmer welfare. She was presented with the award at a ceremony in Freckenham in the company of many other esteemed award-winners, including a couple of other ‘friends of the club’: David Robinson of Mildenhall, who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award for refereeing and his involvement in the Fenland Leagues for over 20 years, and Chris Bellwood of Newmarket & District Swimming Club, who was also honoured with the silver pin for his support of swimming in the East in a volunteer capacity.
The committee’s heartfelt thanks go to Carol, and also to all our other volunteers: coaches, committee, officials, and gala and poolside helpers. The swimmers can’t swim without the gifts of your time and expertise – thank you!
(Hope these photos come out the right way up this time…)