Friday 10th September 2010 saw the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Presentation held at the Glasgow Science Centre, where sixteen athletes were formally awarded for their outstanding achievements made by Scottish competitors in Aquatics events.
The Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame's dedicated website, where recognition of such achievements will be captured virtually through the sport governing body's associated website, and compliment the work of sportscotland in its leadership of the more encompassing Scottish Hall of Fame. It will be an e-world where Scottish Swimming can begin to recognise its heroes, building on the site and the history of our sport over time.
Pictured left-right: Graeme Smith, David Wilkie MBE, Elenor Gordon, Sir Peter Heatly CBE, Ian Black and Alison Sheppard MBE
Scottish Swimming has such a broad reach, a leading governing body that supports its clubs, its swim schools, the aquatic disciplines, and thousands of talented and committed voolunteers across the entire pathway.
Our vision, Everyone Can Swim, is welcoming and inclusive, but our first order of celebration for the inaugural Induction of the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame was to recognise those who have worked through the pathway to the absolute top.
Scottish Swimming wanted to formally celebrate the achievements made by Scottish competitors in Aquatics events by inducting them in to our Hall of Fame. Aquatics covers a number of water sports including swimming, diving, open water, masters, synchro, water polo and disability swimming and athletes from most of these disciplines were recognised tonight.
There are a number of past swimmers who also reached the peak of their game but sadly are no longer with us. It was only fitting that we also remembered some of these athletes on the night, and were delighted to do so by inducting five of them into the Hall of Fame (please see the Inductees section for full list).
Some images from the evening's events are attached below:
L-R: Ashley Howard (CEO), Ian Black, Sir Peter Heatly CBE, Alison Sheppard MBE, Elenor Gordon, David Wilkie MBE, Graeme Smith, Doris Mair (President), Maureen Campbell (Chair), Ally Whike (Director of Performance) and Kate Vincent (representing Shona Robison MSP).
Alison Walker (presenter for the evening)
Ashley Howard (Chief Executive Officer)
Ally Whike (Director of Performance)
Andy Hunter (Team Scotland)
Delhi inspired entertainment (to wish the current Team Scotland well in the Commonwealth Games 2010)
Sir Peter Heatly CBE
Alison Sheppard MBE
David Wilkie MBE
Iain MacMillan representing Gregor Tait