The Cumbria Sports Award Service to Sport Award was awarded to Ian Powley from Penrith Swimming Club.

Ian has had a link with the club for 65 years, first as a competitor, and then as a volunteer with the club in a number of roles, including teacher and coach, having been involved with the coaching of thousands of young people over the years. He is still coaching 4 nights a week and is as involved now as he has ever been.  

In 2002 he was recognised by the Royal Life Saving Society for amassing more than 20 years’ service, and in 2005/06 he became only the second individual from Penrith to be President of the Cumbria Amateur Swimming Association, he remains involved with the association to this day.

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