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British Long Distance Swimming Association

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Maurice Ferguson, a long-time BLDSA administrator being congratulated after a British Long Distance Swimming Association competition

noun - British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA) is an open water swimming association founded in 1956 and is one of the world's oldest governing bodies of open water swimming. It functions due to the hard work of its passionate volunteers and experienced officials and officers. The association governs open water swims, relays and marathon swims throughout Great Britain.

Honors

Usage

The swimmer got his swim ratified by the British Long Distance Swimming Association.

Officers

President: Mr Graham McIntyre
President Elect: Mr Mark Sheridan
Hon. General Secretary: Mr Philip Yorke
Hon. Administrative Sec: Mrs Margaret Smith (President 1985/86 - 2004/05)
Hon. Treasurer: Mrs Michelle Hardy
Hon. Publicity Officer: Miss Dee Llewellyn (President 2006/07)
Hon. Membership Secretary: Mr Vince Classen
Hon. Safety Officer: Mr Richard Hardy
Hon. Recorder: Mrs Zoe Sadler
Hon. Trophies Secretary: Mrs Jo Blackburn
Hon. C.C.P.R. Liaison Officer: Mr Leslie DuCane
Hon. Insignia Secretary: Mrs Liane Llewellyn-Hickling
Hon. Rescue Boat Co-ordinator: Mr Chris Hickling
Hon. Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Officer: Mrs Anne Stafford

Past Presidents

Mrs Pam Morgan - (President 2000/01 & 2010/2011)
Mrs Jacky Classen - (President 2009/10)

Committee

Mr Chris Hickling
Mrs Pat Llewellyn
Mr Graham McIntyre
Mr Thomas Noblett
Mr Joe Wilkin Oxley
Mrs Janet Wilson (President 2008/09)
Mr Paul Tew (President 1992/93)
Mrs Vicky Thompson
Mr Carl Walker (President 1991/2 - 2002/3)

Championship Hon. Secretaries

Champion of Champions - Mr Mark Sheridan
Colwick Park - Mr Patrick Smith
Coniston - Mr Patrick Smith
Coniston Junior - Mr Patrick Smith
Coniston Veterans - Mr Patrick Smith
Derwentwater - Mrs Annie Stafford
Loch Lomond - Mrs Janet Wilson
Llyn Tegid (Bala) - Mr Philip Yorke
Lynn Regis (Kings Lynn) - Mr Stephen Smith
St Marys Loch (Scotland) - Mrs Janet Wilson
Torbay - Mr Peter Larrad
Ullswater - Mr Richard Davidson
Windermere - Miss Dee Llewellys
Windermere 2 Way - Mrs Mark Sheridan
Wykeham Lake - Mrs Liane Llewellyn-Hickling

Past Presidents

1956 - Mr. Philip Rising
1957 - Mr. Philip Rising
1958 - Mr. Philip Rising
1959 - Mr. Philip Rising
1960 - Mr. Philip Rising
1961 - Mr. Philip Rising
1962 - Mr. Philip Rising
1963 - Mr. Philip Rising
1964 - Mr. Philip Rising
1965 - Mr. Philip Rising
1966 - Mr. Philip Rising
1967 - Mr. Philip Rising
1968 - Mr. Philip Rising
1969 - Mr. Philip Rising
1970 - Mr. Philip Rising
1971 - Mr. G. Trevor Smith
1972 - Mr. Lewis Craven
1973 - Mr. Fred Oldman
1974 - Mr. Eddie Robinson
1975 - Mrs. Margaret Hinchliffe
1976 - Mr. George W. Owen
1977 - Mr. John O’Hara
1978 - Mr. Geoffrey Oddie
1979 - Mrs. Marie Toft
1980 - Mr. Michael Smith
1981 - Mr. Peter Crowe
1982 - Mr. Gerry Forsberg
1983 - Mrs. Marguerite Pike
1984 - Mr. Ken Bailey
1985 - Mrs. Margaret Smith
1986 - Mrs. Valerie Parsons
1987 - Mr. Jeff Ingham
1988 - Mr. Chris Carter
1989 - Mr. Maurice Ferguson
1990 - Mrs. Anne Smith
1991 - Mr. Carl Walker
1992 - Mr. Paul Tew
1993 - Mr. John Bedford
1994 - Mrs. Carol Butler
1995 - Mr. Brian Metcalfe
1996 - Mr. Brian Ferrand
1997 - Mrs. Jean Wilkin-Oxley
1998 - Mrs. Avril Dorman
1999 - Mr. Dave Colley
2000 - Mrs. Pam Morgan
2001 - Mr. Brian Metcalfe
2002 - Mr. Carl Walker
2003 - Mrs. Margaret Smith
2004 - Mrs. Gill Stables
2005 - Mr. Maurice Ferguson
2006 - Miss Dee Llewellyn
2007 - Mr. Andy Wright
2008 - Mrs. Janet Wilson
2009 - Mrs. Jacky Classen
2010 - Mrs. Pam Morgan

2016 British Long Distance Swimming Association Swim Series

British Long Distance Swimming Association Swim Series is a 15-race series organized by the British Long Distance Swimming Association for the 2016 season.

2016 Swim Series

Annual Awards

  • James Brennan Memorial Trophy is presented for services to the British Long Distance Swimming Association. The trophy was donated to recognise the members of the BLDSA who have given noteworthy service to the Executive Committee or other administrative functions so essential to the smooth running of a growing association.
  • Harry Moffat Memorial Trophy is presented for outstanding services on the water throughout the season. It can be awarded to a group or team.
  • Hans Belay Trophy is presented to recognise an outstanding swim by a BLDSA member during the year as an individual effort or within a championship without receiving an award from that championship. It can be awarded to a group or team.
  • Fred Slater Trophy is presented to the swimmer of the year in BLDSA events who has demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the season.
  • Tom Butcher Trophy is presented to the Junior swimmer of the year in BLDSA events who has demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the season.
  • Elise Brook Encouragement and Perseverance Trophy is presented to recognise an outstanding swim by a BLDSA member as a junior during the year as a individual effort or within a championship without receiving an award from that championship.
  • Breaststroke Trophy is presented to recognise the ability and dedication of any breaststroke swimmer during the season.
  • Avril and Alan Mitchell Trophy is presented to recognise the ability and dedication of a veteran swimmer during the season.
  • William Keating Trophy is awarded for an outstanding swim on Windermere in the season (minimum single length course, solo or relay by a member/members of the BLDSA.

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