Cockermouth Coaches successes celebrated by peers.

Post date: 03-Oct-2015 18:53:50

This years British Swimming Coaches Association, BSCA, was one to remember for Cockermouth swimming club as two of their coaches were recognised for their achievements. Eleanor Walsh one of the clubs founding members was recognised by the associciation for her lifetime achievements to the sport. Eleanor was recognised alongside Ian Tuner. The BSCA said "Turner was Britain’s head coach between 1999 and 2008 and more recently the head coach of Singapore, but is known as much for coaching Paul Palmer to two Olympic medals in 1996. Eleanor meanwhile is a shining example of commitment to the sport of swimming. She has devoted her life to the building of a swimming pool in Cockermouth, starting a swimming club in the town and producing a host of international standard swimmers, and all this achieved whilst being in the unusual position of coaching from a wheelchair."

Meanwhile Sean was awarded the Youth Coach of the year for his work with Luke Greenbank, Double European Junior Champion, and World Junior Record holder. Sean shared this award with Nathan Hilton coach to Rosie Rudin World Junior Champion.