I have pleasure nominating Kathy Batts for your consideration as a Torchbearer in recognition of her commitment to the people of the local Medway area and in acknowledgement of her inspirational swimming achievements. In a voluntary capacity she has been Treasurer of the City of Rochester Swimming & lifeguard Club for 14 years, served as lifeguard officer/Coordinator for the kent branch of the RLSS for the past 18 years, is a crew member of the Gravesend lifeboat and an officer in the Kings School Rochester C C F - a clear indication of making a difference to the lives of local residents. Her swimming successes are numerous to name but a few - current RLSS Masters National Lifesaving Champion for her age group, she has completed 12 channel relay swims and is at present training as a member of the first ladies team to attemp to swim around the Isle of Wight. She has also completed in the World Masters swimming Championships and Games. She utilises her vast experience to train and inspire members of local clubs to achieve their swimming goals. Hopefully this citation has highlighted the tremendous commitment and decication ofKathy to serve her local community and she will be honoured with selection as a Torchbearer.