LGBT Masters Aquatics Club

Andrew Benson & Steph Ramsay  (swim captains)

“They have done an incredible job all year co-ordinating, encouraging, and guiding members to compete with over 80 swimmers going to GG and the largest team ever at nationals. Their patience and encouragements for all level swimmers have resulted in numbers of swimmers competing quadrupled over the past 18 months. 

They have also worked tirelessly to raise the profile of OTS as an LGBT sports club both nationally and internationally. Encouraging competition, devising winning relay teams and lobbying Swim England on LGBT/IGLA/FINA issues.”

Christophe Donot 

“For his immense volunteer work organising Gay Games for everyone, including making the club win Pink Flamingo as well as co-ordinating accommodations, rehearsals and communications with Gay Games.”

Chris Preston and Vicki Carter 

“for welcoming all new members to the club and being lessons teachers to help develop future ducklings.”

Dan Morgan

“Integration of almost 20 beginners into the water polo club, and continued enthusiasm in the role of development rep over several years. He has done a great job of bringing polo and the swimmers together.” 

Emily Chong

“Emily has made a great - positive - impact since taking over the role of Publicity and Communications representative. She has brought the Club's communications into the 21st century with the introduction of the weekly newsletter and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Emily has used her considerable energy and enthusiasm to massively increase the number of women in the Club and to get more women involved in competitions and events.”

James Haining 

“for putting on fabulous socials and making sure everyone feels welcome”

Laurie Gilchrist

“Laurie has worked tirelessly behind the scenes as the Club's Treasurer for the past 3 years. He devotes many hours to ensure the Club's finances are in good order and he does so quietly, efficiently and without complaint. In addition to the day to day running of the finances, he has put in a considerable amount of time to introduce a new membership system, resulting in the smoother running of many of the Club's administrative functions.”

Pete Wilks

“For his good attitude and approachability, his shepherding of lane 5-7. He brought in monthly club dinner which helped integrate members from different lanes and disciplines. he has done a great job of organising events and bringing the club together.”

Philip Collins & Rob John

“For putting in a high amount of work to keep the club running smoothly for many years all in their own time and as volunteers.”

Stephen Lue

“for his work introducing wellbeing and mentoring into the club. He represents the values of a swim club as well as caring so much from an inclusivity and LGBT perspective. He has changed my outlook on the community.”