Gray Award and 80th Birthday Celebrations for John Moore

At the North East Regional Age Group Championships on the weekend, John was awarded with the Northumberland and Durham’s prestigious Gray in recognition for all he has done for aquatics within the county. He also celebrated his 80th birthday  and on Monday evening, the club held a surprise birthday party for him which was attended by coaches and swimmers from past and present.

John Moore has been an active member of the aquatics community within Northumberland and Durham for the past 40 years. During that time he has coached in clubs throughout County Durham including Durham, Darlington and Sedgefield, where his is now currently coaching.

John has extensive experience and knowledge of the sport and is well respected within the county and region. He has been the head coach on county and regional teams and has coached 7 international swimmers and one Common Wealth Games finalist.

Many congratulations John on your well deserved award and we hope you enjoyed your birthday celebrations.