At the 93rd Annual General Meeting of Swimming Southland 3 very special presentations were made:
PATRON – TIM WARD
It was with great pleasure that Board Chairman Mr Roger Eagles announced that Mr Tim Ward is the new Patron of Swimming Southland Inc
Tim was born here in Invercargill in 1961. His mother Mrs Pat Ward was the Patron of the Orca Club. Tim had been associated with the St Mary’s Club which later merged into Orca. Tim was a competitive swimmer, starting at the age of 10 and between 1976 & 1978 he was the leading Freestyle swimmer in Southland. Both Tim’s daughters have been involved in swimming and in 2005 Tim became involved in Officiating. Tim is currently a NZ Referee and has been the Officials Examiner for Southland for some 3 years.
In recognition of outstanding service to the sport of swimming in Southland the following awards were presented:
HONOURS AWARD – FENTON HERRICK
Fenton has 20+ years of involvement with swimming in Southland. During these years Fenton has not only the served on the Orca Swimming Club Committee, holding the role of President for 2 terms but also on the Swimming Southland Management Board. He has also officiated at numerous meets in Southland and further afield, managed multiple Southland teams and been author of the regular Poolside media report
SERVICE AWARD – WARIC CROSS
During his service to swimming, Waric has been a regular coach for the Murihiku Swimming Club, Officiating at Meet throughout Southland and out of region and served on the Swimming Southland Board for 2 terms.