Earnest Michael Hatcliff born 31st May 1933 himself an Olympian at the 1956 games, representing Great Britain Swimming Team in Freestyle. Mike has devoted his entire life to teaching sport. He was a PTI in the RAF for ten years, became Head of PE at King Edward School from 1956 to 1976. In 1971 he started his own School of Swimming at The St Ives Hotel Lytham St Annes; Now at 78 years of age Mike still works as swimming teacher six days a week, with his staff is currently teaching around 400 children a week. During his 40 year career Mike estimates that he has taught around 42,000 children and countless adults to swim. Due to his personality he is affectionally know by children and their parents as "Uncle Mike." I don't believe there can be a more deserving candidate in the North West of the UK therefore I herby nominate him.