150 words is just not enough to cover the remarkable background of this man. He made World wide news when he became the oldest Briton to swim the English Channel at the age of 65 and was inaugurated into the international Hall of fame in Fort Lauderdale, America.having been nominated by swimmers around the globe, in recognition of his life long work and dedication to swimming and his many epic contributions in the field of long distance and open water events. Having earned respect from a multitude of environs in the community, well known for his charitable work, especially with the field of sport and swimming for young disabled, raising much cash for them along the way, it is impossible to list all Joe's many offerings within this limited space. He is a much valued volunteer at the Dover Museum, having spent time over the past 7 years, researching the history of Channel Swimming for them,putting on record what has proved to be of Universal interest on the Internet. At the age of 77 and a resident in Dover he still supports, nurtures and trains other aspirants and is hailed as an inspiration to all. Please take time to consider this nomination favourably, bearing in mind the affinity of the torch coming through Dover the Everest of all long distance swimming, and a local participant with many years of dedication under his belt. I have much more information if needed, just ask. It does make quite emotional reading . Thanks for listening.