The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999, to inspire young people across London and Essex to work hard and reach their full potential. Sir Jack is an incredible inspiration, even at 98 he takes an active interest in the running of the charity, as do the rest of his family who share his vision. He was born into a working class family in the East End in 1925, left school at 13 and then joined the Navy in 1943. After leaving the Navy, he began working as a clerk for a solicitor’s firm. He applied for management training but was told he would never make a businessman.
Sir Jack always says, "if you think you can, you can!" Instead of giving up, Sir Jack used the £39 he was given from the Navy to buy a second hand car and started a taxi business. Through hard work and innovative thinking, he proved them wrong and built a multi-million-pound empire.Sir Jack’s experiences led to his passion to increase young peoples’ aspirations by rewarding their achievements. In 2016, Sir Jack received his knighthood in recognition of his many years of charitable work.
and gives grants to programmes/projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. 

Nominations are made by coaches of each squad (generally 3 nominations per award). Nominations and voting are restricted to the 11 & overs and therefore is restricted to Performance, County, Junior & Club squads.  The voting box will usually be at the pool about 5-10 days before each award is due. The Jack Petchey Award can only be won once by any particular member. Any queries please speak to Phyllis Grout who is our volunteer who co-ordinates the scheme.

Jack Petchey Winners


Winner Month Squad
Aren McCarthy November 2023 Advanced
Hudson Pritchard-Wallace October 2023 Intermediate
Matthew Imm May 2023 Performance
Andrei Ghizdeanu April 2023 County Dev
Zachary Pannett March 2023 Intermediate
Casey Damo February 2023 Advanced 
Harry Young November 2022 Performance
Dennie Tsui October 2022 County
Alex Khachaturyan May 2022 Performance
Rafael Alves Bezerra April 2022 County Dev
Srijan Tyagi March 2022 Advanced
Yash Gujar February 2022 Intermediate
Thor Jensen November 2021 County
Joe Gillham October 2021 Performance
Imogen Bates June 2021 Performance/Gold
Noor Jetha May 2021 Advanced/Intermediate
Sam Gillham April 2021 County Dev
Jack Crowther March 2021 County
William Bates June 2020 Performance
Alex French May 2020 County
Ayodele Ayodeji March 2020 Junior
Avinav Garg February 2020 Club/Senior Club
Tom Harmer November 2019 Performance
Martha Gallagher October 2019 Club/Senior Club
Max Lorke June 2019 County
Joshua Hardy May 2019 Performance
Samuel Garlick March 2019 Club/Senior Club
Molly Abay February 2019 Junior
Steve Totev November 2018 Performance
Nicolas Rendell October 2018 Club/Senior Club
Kasia Titterton June 2018 Performance
Oliver Honeyman May 2018 County
Ben Watts March 2018 Club/Senior Club
Samih Urquhart February 2018 Junior
Nicola Finnegan November 2017 Performance
Connie Harmer October 2017 County
Amelia Gant June 2017 Junior
Brandon Vencatachellum May 2017 Performance
Christopher Newsome April 2017 Club/Senior Club
Tyler Snowsill-Henry February 2017 County
Christopher Finch November 2016 Performance
Amira Aboulila October 2016 Club/Senior club
Melissa Briers May 2016 Junior
Sophia Lorke April 2016 County
Amy Davies March 2016 Performance
Carlos Symes February 2016 Club/Senior Club
Grace Stewart November 2015 Junior
Molly Bradley October 2015 County
Laura Chisholm May 2015 Performance
Emily Fonseca April 2015 Club/Senior Club
Adrian Fuah March 2015 Junior
Emma Davies February 2015 County
Aaron Vencatachellum November 2014 Performance
Holly Malcolm October 2014 Club/Senior Club
Cerys Gardener June 2014 Junior
Caitlin Bradley May 2014 County
Kate Purser April 2014 Performance
Anna Corby February 2014 Club/Senior Club
Ella Kennedy November 2013 Junior
Rowan Black October 2013 County
Ella Corby June 2013 Performance
Abigail Ridge May 2013 Club/Senior Club
Luke Moore April 2013 Junior