Please follow the below link to the BBC website to watch the short film for the BBC Sportskids – “Cumbria clubs most successful swimmer”.
Chris Tatters of Workington Swimming Club received a regional Aquaforce Award from British Swimming (Amateur Swimming Association) in September 2013 for ‘Services to Official Development’ and was further nominated to the inaugural Sports Officials UK (SOUK) awards held at the Sixways (RFU) Stadium in Worcester on 31 October 2013. The 29 National Governing Bodies of Sport in the UK affiliated to SOUK were invited to nominate one person in their sport for each of the six categories available and Chris was honoured as the Community Sports Official for 2013 in recognition of the work he has put into swimming in the local community.
For the full article follow this link.
Ben Jenkinson from Dearham, near Maryport was presented with a Cumbria Rising Star award and at the tender age of 10 is making great waves in his sport of Swimming. He currently holds the age 9 years County records in 400m freestyle, 50 & 200m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m & 200m Individual Medley events, breaking them several times during the last year; some of these records had stood for over 10 years. At his first County Age Groups competition he won all 10 of the events, breaking or bettering 6 county records.
Then in September he competed in the grueling 1500m Freestyle event, and is now ranked number 1 ten year old in Great Britain, achieving a personal best time of 20mins & 8 seconds which is over 2 minutes quicker than anyone else swimming 60 lengths in the country in his age group. He is also ranked 2nd in the 400m Freestyle and in the top 5 for 200m Freestyle, 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly & 200m & 400m Individual Medley!
Rising Star Awards are made to talented athletes who have demonstrated their potential through their achievements during the last year. (see Active Cumbria for more details)