Life membership honour
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014
Silver City Swimming Club’s Neville Shore has been presented with the club’s inaugural life membership.
“Neville’s generosity both in resources and time, his dedication, passion, initiative and extraordinary contributions to the Silver City Swim Club are the driving force behind the club’s success,” SCSC Publicly Officer Angela Oldsen said about her father.
“Neville has devoted a great portion of his life for the benefit of others and the community over the past 40 years and is well respected for his efforts within the local and wider swimming community.
“The SCSC greatly admires and highly values the countless hours and significant contributions that Neville voluntarily provides.”
Neville is a foundation and committee member of the SCSC, an accredited swimming coach and learn to swim teacher, pool cleaner, maintenance officer and fundraiser - all in a voluntary capacity.
He personally financed the construction of the club’s training pool facility in 2008 so the club and swimmers could benefit by having access to the training venue and pool space at all times throughout the year.
“Nev always goes above and beyond to ensure the SCSC and its members achieve their full potential, and willingly devotes at least four hours a day to ensure the club’s operations run smoothly,” Ms Oldsen said.
He is a member of the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and has over 40 years experience.
Nev continues to help teach and coach swimmers to great success locally, as well as at regional, country, state and national levels.
“Success is evident with the club having the only local swimmer for the past seven years to qualify and compete at national level, and also attain medals and records at this national level,” Ms Oldsen said.
Nev has received many awards and much recognition for his inspirational and untiring work with swimming in the local community including the Australian Government Sports Award for his commitment to the sport of swimming, the Australia Day BHCC Citizenship Award for his long and outstanding contribution to the sport of swimming in Broken Hill, an Appreciation Award from BH PSSA for his outstanding contribution to school swimming over many years and the BHCC Volunteer Award in the Sporting Category for 2014.
World champion Australian swimmer Matthew Abood sent an email to Ms Oldsen following his visit to Broken Hill last month.
“The Silver City Swim Club is an excellent example of a thriving country swimming club and much of the credit I’m sure is down to you, Peter, and your family,” he wrote.
“The environment that you have there is a tribute to the dedication and generosity of your family so thank you and congratulations.
“It’s swimming clubs like the Silver City that will ensure the sport is enjoyed by many and successfully well into the future.”
SCSC junior Zayden Speechley played the bagpipes at the presentation of the award.