Warwick Thompson – A True Local Hero
We were very sad to hear that Warwick Thompson passed away in his sleep on Sunday 14th February.
Many people will have known of Warwick as the tireless and charismatic swimming gala commentator at Norwich Swan Swimming Club and City of Norwich Swimming Club over the past few decades.
Warwick first became involved with the Norwich Swan Swimming Club in 1984 through lifesaving and then got into commenting by chance; firstly at motor cycle race meetings including Snetterton and Brands Hatch.
Last year, Warwick won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Norwich City Council's Sports Awards, which was coincidentally sponsored by Sportspark.
On behalf of Sportspark, we send our deepest sympathies to Warwick’s wife Jean, and all of his family and friends. It has been an inspiration and honour to have had the opportunity to work alongside him.