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Pauline Hogg elected HCASA President for 2009

Congratulations to President-Elect Pauline Hogg, elected as President for 2009 at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting.

Election Statement

I am honoured to have been nominated for the position of Hampshire County President and am delighted to accept the nomination.

I am conscious that the fact I live in Gurensey could be viewed as an issue, but I have returned frequently to attend various swimming related evenets since I moved Offshore in 2003 and with planning, distance should not present a problem. Also, I still have access to a property in Waterlooville, so accomodations when visiting the UK is available to me. My husband is fully supportive of my undertaking the role even if it does mean he will have to fend for himself.

Swimming for me started in 1968 with Portsmouth Northsea, Margaret Goring being my first coach and, indeed, Margaret later became my Tutor when I undertook my Swimming Teacher Training.

I gave up competitive swimming in 1974 and swam only socially until 1993 when I joined Havant & Waterlooville as a Masters Swimmer. Initially I also coached, but  made the decision to concentrate on swimming and training to comnpete in the 1996 World Masters in Sheffield. In 1994 I took on the position of Hampshire Masters Secretary, a role I enjoyed, only relinquishing for practical purposes in 2003 on my move to the Channel Islands.

Having decided not to continue coaching, to keep myself as involved as possible and generally try to help Hampshire swimming, I took up officiating and am now a qualified Referee, a qualification I use as much as practical both in the Channel Islands and throughout the UK, including helping with the training and mentoring of trainee officials. I also continue to train and compete regularly in Masters Events.

Posted on 11 Jul 2008 at 06:58 by Mike Lambert.