I would like to nominate James (known as Jim) for his continual support of, and inspirational voluntary work with, the Lerwick Amateur Swimming Club. Jim first became involved with the Club over 30 years ago when he attended a meeting with his son who wanted to join the club and during this meeting he was elected onto the committee. Despite working shifts as a well respected Police Constable (and later Police Sergeant) within the community Jim became an active member of the club whereby he not only devoted time to being a committee member but also became actively involved in promoting and teaching swimming. This interest in teaching led to him training to be a coach and his encouraging and supportive manner has had an extremely positive and lasting impact upon many children`s lives during the last 30 years. Jim has been chairman of the club for a number of years now and has continued to work tirelessly through fundraising and coaching to support not only the club but also swimming within Shetland which he also feels is extremely important for safety due to our island nature. In 2007 the inaugural Shetland Sports Awards were held and Jim was nominated for, and won, the Coach of the Year Award reflecting not only his invaluable contribution to swimming but also the high regard in which he is held. Therefore I feel that Jim is extremely deserving of the honour of being a Torchbearer during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay and would be very proud to do so.