Swimming coach honoured

Fleetwood Swimming Club's longest serving coach Harry Myres with Sophie Ward, a former club member who achieved success at international level.

Fleetwood Swimming Club's longest serving coach Harry Myres with Sophie Ward, a former club member who achieved success at international level.

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Fleetwood Swimming Club’s longest serving coach has been awarded a special accolade.

Harry Myres, who has been a leading figure the club for almost 40 years, was presented with a Fleetwood Swim Team shirt signed by Olympian Rebecca Adlington.

Mr Myres became involved with the club in 1976 when his son Elliott, who is now head coach, started swimming.

As well as qualifying as a swimming coach, Mr Myres developed the hugely successful micro league competition which is now part of a national network of leagues across the UK.

He has also coached Sunday sessions for the youngsters for 20 years – including current club coach James Radcliffe who represented Great Britain as an Open Water swimmer and Sophie Ward, European and GB youth champion and record holder.

The club is marking its 40th anniversary this year.