SWIMMING: Long-distance swim-mer Maurice Ferguson has won another major award.
The 71-year-old Barnton-based former engineer has received the Pilot Lifesaver's Award from the British Long Distance Swimming Association.
It is for his ability to handle a boat, rescue and resuscitate and it is the second time he has won the trophy.
Ferguson, who is president elect of the BLDSA, is looking forward to a career-crowning moment in May when he is enrolled into the sport's International Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Florida.
Meanwhile, Abi Tetley, of Cuddington, was crowned Queen of Cheshire swimming at the weekend.
She won both the senior and junior championship trophies as the County Championships drew to a close.
Abi, who swims for Winsford ASC, won her five events and set two new records.
She won the Open 50m freestyle in 27.02secs, to retain her title, and the 16yrs 100m butterfly in a time of 64.76secs.
Both feats qualify her for entry to the National Youth Championships in August.
Abi led another golden assault alongside her sister Lucie and club-mates.