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18th June 2019

King of Channel Mike Read is an MBE


Broomhill Pool Trust President, Mike Read, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Open Water swimmer, Mike represented Great Britain at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He is president of the Channel Swimming Association (CSA), and has held the Channel Swimming Association title of “King of the Channel” over 26 years !

In May 2011, Mike was formally inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).

It was at Ipswich’s magnificent Broomhill Pool that Mike trained and prepared for his record breaking accomplishments and hence his desire to see the popular facility reinstated.

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