Stephen Fryer of Nelson South Swimming Club and Marlene Ingram of Kaikoura were made Life Members of Swimming Nelson Marlborough (SNM) at the regional association’s 2013 Annual General Meeting recently.
Fryer was recognised for his long service at club, regional and national level. He is currently the SNM President and Chair and also chairs the region’s Technical Committee that oversees all swimming referees and other officials in the top of the south island.
Ingram’s award acknowledged her many years of coaching and teaching learn to swim classes, and her leadership of swimming in the Kaikoura community.
Brent Cheyne of Nelson South was recognised with an Honours award for his service as SNM Treasurer and board member for many years. Cheyne, who is also still on the board, is leading the region’s response to implementation of last year’s national review of swimming.
In accepting his award, Fryer said it was not just for him, but also for his late wife, Wendy, who encouraged him to get involved in officiating and was herself actively involved at poolside. Fryer also announced that, with his daughter Alice, he was establishing, in honour of Wendy, an annual trophy for the region’s best “up and coming swimmer”.
Recipients of Swimming Nelson Marlborough awards:
Life Member: Stephen Fryer (Nelson South SC), Marlene Ingram (Kaikoura SC)
Honours: Brent Cheyne (Nelson South SC)
Service: Michelle Cooper (Waimea SC), Lorraine McMath (Blenheim SC), Phil McMath (Blenheim SC), Hamish Neill (Nelson South)
Recognition: Sarah Woodhouse (Blenheim SC), Natalie Brokenshire (Blenheim SC)
Posted: Wed 07 Aug 2013