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Alan Clarkson

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Alan Clarkson OBE (died 2010) was an accountant and an open water swimming administrator from Great Britain and long-time British Swimming board member and a member of the inaugural FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee beginning in 1992.

Administrative Career[edit]

  • He was a former Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) President and an Honorary Trustee.
  • He represented England at the 1958 Commonwealth Games.
  • He was a member of a Great Britain team in an international match against Australia.
  • He served as a team manager on a series of British and English squads at three Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1978, the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, and the 1973, 1975 and 1978 FINA World Championships.
  • He served a variety of roles on committees for both LEN and FINA.
  • He was a member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and its chairman until 2005.
  • Prior to 1992 he was a member of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee for 20 years.
  • He was a member of the Technical Swimming Committee from 1990 to 2004.
  • He was a member of the LEN Bureau since 1994.
  • He was a member of York City Baths Swimming Club since 1951, where he has competed, coached and captained the team.
  • He was awarded an OBE in HM The Queen's New Years Honors 2004 in recognition of his contribution to the sport of swimming.

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