Passing of Irene Smith

It is with great sadness to announce that a long-serving member, swimmer and coach of the club, Irene Smith (nee Samuels) passed away last Friday 13 May after a long illness, aged 79.
Irene was a national swimmer in the early 1950’s, but will be remembered by most as a coach who taught several generations of swimmers until she retired in 2008/9.
The funeral will be held at St Bernadette’s Church, Bowerham, Lancaster on Wednesday 25 May at 11.00am.
Irene can be seen in the picture below, at the forefront of the attached photo.

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