Congratulations from everyone at Team Bath AS to Karen Bowen on
winning Volunteer of the Year 2017 today at the annual Swim
England awards (photo attached).
Here is Karens winning nomination for ASA Volunteer of the year for
the work that she's done for us in the last 12
Karen Bowen is much more than Training and Development Officer for
Team Bath AS. She also provides an indispensible link between Team
Bath AS and our local network clubs and is worth her weight in
Over the last 12 months she diligently attended monthly committee
meetings and quarterly Network club committee
Karen has secured vital funding for the club. In September 2016 she
instigated the review into crowdfunding models and fundraising
initiatives. She frequently provides a myriad of facts/numbers and
statistics to the sponsorship team to help them when pitching for
Karen promoted Parents in Sport Week (3rd October to 9th October
2016 and led this initiative highlighting the importance of parents
to a young person’s enjoyment of their sport.
Karen arranged for members of our club to attend the West of
England Celebration of Sport Evening, held in Bristol on 21st
October 2016. She nominated coach Sylvia Sinclair and volunteer
co-ordinator Nat Gordon for their volunteer work and also nominated
one of our swimmers who was recognised with The
“Inspirational Athlete Award” from Steve
Karen publicised and promoted an inspirational visit from Olympic
swimmer, Cameron Kurle on 8th November 2016.
In November 2016 Karen organised our clubs attendance at the Bath
Chronicle Sports Awards arranged our entry as Community club of the
year, booked the table and even organised
For the 2016 ASA Winter nationals Karen arranged coach cover with
another team so our swimmers had a
Karen attended Keynshams AGM’ on behalf of the club to thank
the volunteers at Keynsham for their work. Karen has co-ordinated
and organised training for our workforce over the last 12 months
this included the qualification of 14 people attending Safeguarding
and Protecting Children Course with Sportscoach UK in December
She organised, arranged and publicised a Team Manager 1 Module
training course which 16 people attended on 11th March 2017. Also
in March s
he put together Team Bath AS Development Plan a detailed ten-page
document, which helped secure
In May 2017 she entered the club into the Community Sport &
Recreation Alliance Awards.
In June 2017 during (volunteers week) she bought gifts for and
promoted the work of a lot of other volunteers to say thank you.
Also in June she entered one of our volunteers into Swim England
South West Volunteer of the Month Award. She publicized in May 2017
one of our young male swimmers becoming a sporting ambassador and
publicised a backstroke master classes that the club was running in
June 2017. She organized and publicised J1 Officials training which
took place in Bath in June and July
She organises the clubs young volunteers programme as part of this
SW regional programme.
Karen is working on our October 2018 overseas camp and is heading
up the subcommittee and liaising with the tour provider. She has
booked the trip to secure the camp and is collecting all the forms
from the swimmers.
Well done Karen!!!
For more details about the awards