Tomorrow (23rd March 2019) will see the first of our memorial galas, the David Bryant.
David Bryant was a parent volunteer at Penguins. He was the Gala Organiser, and would help the team managers with getting teams ready for competitions, and the officials and helpers that were required. His wife, Janice, was a teacher with Penguin’s and his son, Wayne, was a swimmer. He was very well liked. David and Janice also provided the Penguin’s banner which we bring out to galas.
He was taken ill with heart problems and sadly passed away in the BRI before he could have surgery. He died on the day of our AGM, the last Wednesday in April 1994.
It was a great shock at the time, because it was quite sudden and he was fairly young, 42. He was greatly missed. After he passed away the Club held a sponsored swim in his memory and raised money to redecorate a day room at the BRI.
We have swum this gala since Janice and Wayne gave us the trophy awarded to the winner.
Recent winners are
2016 Severnside Tritons
2014 Bristol Penguin