ASA Aquatic Award for Hatfield Swimming Club star
PUBLISHED: 09:45 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:45 19 November 2015
Hatfield Swimming Club’s Tim Shuttleworth was crowned England Programmes Open Water Athlete of the Year at the ASA Aquatics Awards 2015 on Saturday.
Split into 19 categories the awards honoured the commitment and achievements of individuals, facilities and schools involved in aquatics.
Shuttleworth, who trains at the National Centre in Loughborough, finished inside the top 10 in the 7.5k event at this year’s European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Switzerland before taking the top spot in the 17-18yrs 5k at the ASA Age Group Open Water Swimming Championships in August.
Shuttleworth, who recently finished sixth at the LEN European Cup in Madeira, said: “Winning this award feels great and is very much a surprise.
“It feels really nice to be recognised for what I have achieved this year and I am very grateful for being selected.
“Qualifying for the European Junior Open Water Championships was a huge achievement for me.
“It was my first junior international competition and I had such a great experience in Switzerland.
“This season I’m looking forward to training at the National Centre at Loughborough University and also competing at the Olympic trials in April.”
The ASA Aquatics Awards 2015 were held at the historic Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa.
They recognised the commitment and achievement of participants across the entire ASA pathway from youngsters learning to swim through to elite athletes on the international stage, as well as the outstanding contribution of the volunteers and operators whose continued dedication ensures the smooth running of the sport.
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