Message from the Club Chair

Declan Curzon-Hepworth

The CABSC committee and all CABSC members were deeply saddened to hear that Kate Bull recently passed away after a short illness.

When I first moved to Nottinghamshire and joined the local swimming club, nearly 30 years ago, Kate was already involved in swimming. Both Kate’s children, Marianne and Andrew, grew up swimming with Bingham SC, and even after both children had stopped swimming Kate carried on helping at the club.

Back, before Bingham SC merged with Calverton SC, Kate was already a Nottinghamshire official, along with her husband Denniss. Kate served on the Bingham SC committee and was always keen to help out wherever she was needed. When CABSC was formed Kate continued on the new committee as the “Officials Representative”. As Kate was involved in various areas of officiating around Nottinghamshire, she was able to keep the committee fully briefed on rule changes, important Notts updates etc. Over the years Kate has officiated at CABSC galas, including our club championships and Junior galas, as well as the Nottinghamshire County and Midlands Championships and also the Masters Midlands championships, and too many Saturday night galas and open meets to count.

Both Kate and Denniss have been our Joint Honorary Club Presidents for the last few years, and they were always happy to attend our Presentation nights and hand out the medals and trophies.

Kate also served on various Nottinghamshire ASA committees, where she was treasurer, and had the honour of being the Notts ASA President, wearing the chain of office with great pride as she carried out her duties.

Kate was one half of the pairing we all fondly knew as “Kate and Denniss”, and we extend our deepest sympathy to Denniss and family.

Kate will be very sadly missed, by everyone at CABSC. We plan to have a new trophy in her honour, and we will ask Denniss and her family what category they would like it awarding for. This will ensure the memory of Kate’s amazing contribution to swimming lives on.


Mark Patterson, CABSC Chairman