First Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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 launch of the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame, where all recognition will be captured virtually through the sport govening body (Scottish Swimming)'s associated website and compliment the work of sportscotland in its leadership of the more encompassing Scottish Hall of Fame, and 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.
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.
The 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 the 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 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 and were delighted to do so by inducting five of them into the Hall of Fame.
(Please see Ceremonies page for pictures from the event)