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Sarah Richardson

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Sarah Richardson.

I first got involved in swimming about 25 years ago, when my son decided that he would like to try out at our local club, Louth Swimming Club. He was involved in many sports and I didn’t think it would last! However, he turned out to be rather good at it, so here I am, still involved with the club and in the sport many years later, even after my son has now finished!

I regularly went to watch him training, at our then, 4 lane 25m pool with single benches on poolside for spectators! I soon got asked to “just help out a little bit” and soon after, I was helping poolside and was asked by the club to take my Level 1 Coaches Course. I then took my Level 2 course and became our Lead Coach of the Junior Skills Squad. Later, I assisted in coaching sessions with our Development and Performance Squads and I also had several years as lead of our Masters and Seniors Swim squad, winning the Masters County Trophy on more than one occasion and getting swimmers to Nationals. However, Para-Swimming was my passion, latterly in my career as a coach. Louth SC took on a young para-swimmer and as I had done some specific training, I was asked to look after him. I coached him for 8 years during which time he broke several British records. He is still continuing to inspire others in the sport.

I gave up coaching at the end of 2022, to help out in more grand-parenting duties, but am still involved as a qualified J2S official, which I have done for many years, volunteering at leagues, open meets, County Championships and Regional events all over the country.

At Louth Swimming Club, I have been a committee member in the past and held many voluntary roles over several years – Records Officer, Team Manager and Competition/Open Meet organiser.

I have been an active Lincolnshire ASA Committee member over several years and became their Age Group Championships Secretary, organising Lincolnshire County Championships from 2015 to 2022.

I was honoured to become Lincolnshire ASA President and Chair in 2020 to 2023.

I would like to thank Lincolnshire ASA for my nomination to become East Midland Swim England President and look forward to attending a wide variety of aquatic events across the region during my Presidency.