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Welcome to Preston Swimming Club
founded in 1888
It is with a sad heart that I write these few words in recognition of the work, support, help, motivation and enthusiasm our President Jim Pratt brought to Preston Swimming Club.
Jim sadly passed away on 29th January 2013. Jim’s life was to say the least full and his love of swimming, water polo and water based sport was renowned. Jim’s history with PSC goes back a long long time, far longer than I have been involved, he even had the challenge of coaching our current Chief Coach Steve Heaps.
Jim was our President from 1995 until now, despite failing health he was a regular attendee at our monthly committee meetings, providing me with advice, guidance and words of wisdom (usually on how it used to be and of some of his coaching techniques).
Jims hobby of Jam or preserve making were legendary with members of the committee benefiting on a monthly basis. This coupled with his rug making made for several raffle prize donations.
Jim will be sorely missed by PSC, from all of our members we send our sympathies, love and best wishes to Jim’s family at this time.
Jim Pratt a Preston Swimming Club Legend.
Pete Mason Preston Swimming Club Chairman
Preston Sports Awards 2014
Celebrating and recognising the dedication, talent and commitment of sports people in Preston
The 9th annual Preston Sports Awards is the chance to honour the unsung heroes and local sporting champions in the city through a variety of awards celebrating sporting excellence.
This years awards will be presented by guest speaker Jason Gardener (British Sprint Athlete and former World Indoor World Champion). The awards will follow a waiter served meal and multi media presentation. The event is sponsored by Walker Smith Way Legal, Preston.
Preston Swimming Club have been shortlisted in the following categories:
Club of the year - Preston Swimming Club HIGHLY COMMENDED
Rising Star - Kenan Yeung HIGHLY COMMENDED
Club performance of the year - Preston Swimming Club Arena Team WON
Senior performance of the year - Stephanie Slater WON
Junior performance of the year - Robert Hamer HIGHLY COMMENDED
Volunteer of the year (over 25) - Kevin Parker WON
Tickets are available