After a career as an international swimmer, Anna Tizzard was determined to give something back to her sport.
In 1995, she became the Fife swimming coach and team manager for swimmers with a physical and sensory disability at regional and Scottish competitions. In 1997 she was invited to become the national disability swim coach for swimmers, a role she held until 2012.
Not only has Anna contributed so much as a volunteer swimming coach, enabling swimmers with a disability to learn to swim, she has also contributed towards the governance of disability sport at local and national board level. Since 1994, Anna has been a committee member of the local branch which develops sport for children, young people and adults with a physical, sensory and learning disability.
Five years later in 1999, she was invited on to the Scottish Disability Sport Board as an Athletes’ Representative. In September 2016, she stepped down from this role to commit more time to her coaching. Anna has made a significant contribution to the development of disability sport in Fife and Scotland. Through her patience, natural enthusiasm and desire for participants to share her love of swimming she has enabled many swimmers to discover the benefits of swimming in a fun and focused environment.
Award collected by Muriel Tizzard.