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Bert Cotterill

1934 - 2009

Bert Cotterill, Life Member of Swimming New Zealand, Swimming Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay and NZ Swim Coaches and Teachers Association.

Bert passed away on 23 August 2009. He was involved in swimming in New Zealand for 66 years. He was a competitive swimmer for 18 years and was five times winner of the New Zealand three mile distance championship (1954-1958). Bert was heavily involved in coaching including 30 years of coaching at club, regional and national meets. His many achievements in swimming were recognised nationally and internationally. He was awarded Life Membership of Swimming New Zealand at the 2008 AGM.

Bert Cotterill Life Member Citation