Awards and honours

Awards & Honours
2017

2016

2014

2012

Awarded a CBE for Services to Sport

Became Honorary Vice President of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust

Awarded honorary degree “Doctor of Laws” by the University of Nottingham

Became Patron of “Ability Nottingham”

2009 Awarded an OBE for Services to Swimming and Disability Sport
2005 Awarded Freeman of the City of Nottingham.
2004 BBC Sports Review of the Year –Top 5 finalist “Coach of the Year”” Association of Project Management – Winner of “Enterprise Project of the Year” “Quest
for Gold”
2001 Awarded an MBE for Services to Swimming and Disability Sport
2000 The Sun Fit Banana award – Runner Up
1999 Nottingham Sports Personality of the Year
1997 Named Honorary Vice President of the Nottinghamshire ASA for Services to Swimming
1996 Enlisted onto the Nottinghamshire Role of Honour for services to sport
1995 GB Sports Writers Disabled Sports Person of the Year
1991 Nottinghamshire Disabled Sports Personality of the Year
Sports Career
2002 IPC World Swimming Championships – Argentina – 2 Gold
2000 Paralympic Games, Sydney – 1 silver
1999 European Swimming Championships – 6 gold, 1 silver
1999 European Short Course Blind Swimming Championships – 9 gold, 1 silver
1998 World Blind Swimming Championships, Spain – 6 gold, 1 silver
1997 ITU World Triathlon Championships, Australia – Gold in a world best time for a blind athlete
1996 Paralympic Games, Atlanta – 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
1995 European Swimming Championships, France – 1 gold, men’s team captain
1994 World Championships, Malta – 1 gold
1993 European Swimming Championships, Italy – 1 gold, 1 bronze
1992 Paralympic Games, Barcelona – 1 silver, 1 bronze
1991 European Swimming Championships, Spain – 2 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze
1990 World Championships, Holland – 2 gold, 1 bronze
1989 European Championships, Switzerland – 2 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze.
Just for fun
2015

2015

 

2014

2013

Completed North Coast 500 bike ride 530 miles in 4.5 days on a tandem.

Completed a 1,000 mile Ride across Britain, Lands End to John O’Groats in 9 days on a tandem

Completed a 1,000 mile Ride across Britain, Lands End to John O’Groats in 9 days on a tandem

Completed a 1,000 mile Ride across Britain, John O’Groats to Lands End in 9 days on a tandem

2012 Completed in Blenheim Sprint Triathlon as part of a challenge with several Blue Chip Companies to raise money for Sports Relief.
2011 Completed a 1,000 mile Ride across Britain, John O’Groats to Lands End in 9 days on a tandem
2011 Completed tandem skydive in aid of Charity
2010 Completed a 1,000 mile Ride across Britain, John O’Groats to Lands End in 9 days on a tandem
2007 Learnt to downhill ski now avid skier
1993 Completed the London Marathon

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