Graham Cutting Gala 2018 – Friday 18 Jan 19

The delayed 2018 Graham Cutting QPM Memorial Gala will be held Friday 18 Jan 19 at Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, details below:

– Warm Up 6.30pm

– Start 7pm

– Closing date for entry is Friday 11 Jan 19 (free to enter).

– On-line entry form link is here > Entry_Form_GC_Gala

– Terms and conditions for gala is here > T&C_GC_Gala.

Please note age groups will be as at 31 Dec 2018.

Help to run the gala will be most appreciated. If you would like to, please


Gala History

Graham was a member of the Club for over 40 years until his sudden unexpected passing during Bath Dolphins Centenary Year in 1999. He had also recently retired from a long and distinguish career in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary and had been awarded the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in the New Years Honours List for his service.

He had a lifelong passion for all things swimming (including Life Saving), and achieved success as a swimmer at Regional and County championships. Alongside his police career, he was a keen masters competitor, officiated, and held numerous administrative positions including Regional Secretary, member of the Great Britain Swimming Board and representative at European and World Swimming Governing Bodies all in a voluntary capacity. He had been bestowed the honour of County and Regional President and was in charge of the swimming at the 1995 European Youth Summer Olympic event held in Bath.

The first memorial gala was held in July 1999 and has been every year since. Graham was held in great esteem by all those that knew him in and out of the swimming world and deeply missed.