Congratulations to our SW Young Volunteer of the Year 2018 Lily Thorpe

Lily Thorpe was recently awarded the trophy for the Young Volunteer of the Year. She is a member of Caradon SC and as well as being a competitive swimmer she also volunteers at events as an official and assistant on poolside for the past year. 

She works alongside the Team Managers at competitions by helping the lead warm up sessions. She has also assisted at meets to ensure the smooth running of the events by working with the meet coordinators and officials.

Lily contacted Cornwall ASA to find out ways in which she can gain further qualifications and how to help in a more formal capacity. As a result in this Lily qualified as a timekeeper in April 2018 and at the age of 13 she was the youngest official in Cornwall. She is hoping to continue with the journey after her 15th birthday when she can then undertake the formal process for accreditation.

Lily Thorpe photographed with Derrick Grenardo - there is a 60 year age gap between Lily and Derrick, what a nice way to reflect on the way volunteering supports the swimming community  regardless of age. 

Lily Thorpe photographed with Liz Sykes Swim England President 2018-19

Posted by Swim England South West on November 21st 2018

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