Jack Petchey

Kingston Royals Swimming Club


Sir Jack Petchey CBE founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and assist them in achieving their potential.  The programme supports clubs, societies, programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25 in London and Essex.  The Foundation's major programme, the Achievement Awards, is a peer recognition scheme operating in grass roots youth clubs, youth organisations, secondary schools and uniformed organisations.  

Kingston Royals Swimming Club has been successfully running the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme for many years and has recently moved up to silver level. Therefore, a total of 6 awards can be presented to swimmers annually, with each award being worth £250.  

Out of a shortlist provided by the coaches, swimmers vote for their peers according to the nomination criteria and provide a comment as to why, in their opinion, a person should receive the award.  The winners will be presented with a certificate and a badge and they will decide how their grant will be spent in line with the spending guidelines given by the Foundation.  The key requirement of the Foundation is that a group of young people should benefit from the grant; the grant is not for personal benefits.

In addition to the Achievement Award Scheme, KRSC can also apply for the Leader Award, which could lead into a small grant fund of up to £750.

Further information relating to the Jack Petchey Foundation can be found at: