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Ron Shakespeare

1916 - 2011

Ron Shakespeare, Life Member of Swimming New Zealand and Swimming Hawke's Bay Poverty Bay.

Ron entered administration as a club secretary in 1935 as a teenager leading to almost 4 decades of service, in almost every capacity possible. He was the National Vice President for 6 years and a Selector for 18. He was involved with every New Zealand Olympic, Empire and Commonwealth Games team from 1950 to 1974, including managing the team at the 1966 British Empire Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2009 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Halberg Sports Awards.