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Somerset invited to nominate unsung swimming stars for Kellogg's ASA Swimtastic Awards

PUBLISHED: 16:07 07 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 20 February 2013

Somerset invited to nominate unsung swimming stars for Kellogg's ASA Swimtastic Awards

Somerset invited to nominate unsung swimming stars for Kellogg's ASA Swimtastic Awards

Nominations are now open for the Kellogg's ASA Swimtastic Awards - which last year saw two winners from Somerset recognised for their outstanding achievements in the pool.

Nominations are now open for the Kelloggs ASA Swimtastic Awards - which last year saw two winners from Somerset recognised for their outstanding achievements in the pool.


Aimed at amateur swimmers, the awards recognise people of all ages and abilities as well as those responsible for providing learn to swim lessons. The awards are divided into ten clear categories and recognise achievements made through the Kelloggs ASA Awards Scheme.

In 2009 Portisheads Samantha Griffiths took home the Gold Top Teacher of the Year Award and eighty-year-old Alice Vernon from North Petherton claimed the Silver Young Swimmer of the Year Award.


This year, winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on the 20th November 2010 where they will be able to join Britains top aquatic athletes in the pool before receiving their awards at a celebration dinner and disco in the evening.


Double Olympic medallist David Davies said: Swimming has played a large role in my life and Im sure people get as much enjoyment out of swimming as I do, which is why theKelloggs ASA Swimtastic Awards are so great.


The event highlights heart-warming, courageous and motivational stories of the people involved and celebrates what the sport has done for different people at different levels.


Katie Brazier, the ASAs Sponsorship Director, said: The ASA organises the Kelloggs ASA Swimtastic Awards because it is a great opportunity for us tocelebrate amazing achievements in the pool.

We know there are thousands of unsung swimming stars out there and so we are looking forward to receiving lots of nominations!


Bruce Learner, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Kelloggs said: These swimming awards recognise those special people who have achieved a little more than the rest of us in the pool. Its a fantastic event where we hear such inspirational stories so make sure you nominate someone close to you for your chance to join the celebrations!


The ten categories for Kelloggs ASA Swimtastic 2010 are
Young Swimmer of the Year
Disability Swimmer of the Year
Swim4Life Family Swim Award
British Swimming Supporters Club Senior Swimmer Award
Fundraising Award
RLSS Life Saver of the Year
Facility Operator Award
Community Project Award
Swim School Award
Top Teacher Award


To find out more about each award and to nominate someone who deserves recognition for their achievements, go to www.swimming.org/swimtastic Copies of the nomination form can also be requested via email at swimtastic@swimming.org


Nominations close on 31st August 2010.


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For more information contact the ASA PR Manager Sharon Smart on 01509 640262, 07876 652318 or email sharon.smart@swimming.org


The ASA is the English National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water, and Synchronised Swimming. It organises competition throughout England, establishes the Laws of the Sport and operates comprehensive certification and education programmes for Teachers, Coaches and Officials as well as its renowned Learn To Swim Awards scheme. The ASA supports 1,220 affiliated swimming clubs through a National/Regional/County structure. The ASA aims to ensure everybody has an opportunity to learn to swim.


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