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Michael Read MBE Honours 1960-2013

Michael Read

1960

Elected Honorary Life member of Brighton Swimming Club

1970

Edinburgh City Council, Civic Reception

1971

Elected Honorary Life member of Leith 1930 Swimming Club

1971

Elected Honorary Life member of Ye Ancient Amphibians Bathing Club

1978

Elected to the Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Fort Lauderdale, USA)

1978

Amateur sports personality of Ipswich

1979

Amateur sports personality of Ipswich

1979

Ipswich Town Council, Civic Reception

1979

Elected British Long Distance Swimming Association "Swimmer of the Year"

1980

Invited to open Kingston Middle School Pool, Woodbridge, Suffolk

1980

Invited to open Whitton Special School Fete, Ipswich, Suffolk

1986

Invited to open Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Stowmarket, Suffolk

1988

Honorary citizen of Dervio (Lake Como)

1993

Honorary citizen of Nikiti (Greece)

1997

Invitation to Garden Party at Buckingham Palace (Queen's Golden Wedding)

1997

Pfizer Vision and Mission, UK, voted No. 1 in the "Achievement/Performance" section

1998

Invitation to meet the Mayor of Amposta

1999

Elected British Long Distance Swimming Association "Swimmer of the Year"

2004

Invited by HM The Queen to the State Banquet at Windsor Castle to Commemorate the Entente Cordiale

2005

Invited by HM The Queen to a Maritime Reception at St James’s Palace

2006

Presented with the CSA Audrey Scott Award for the greatest contribution to the Channel Swimming Association

2009

Awarded the International Swimming Hall of Fame Davids/Wheeler Award 2008

2011

Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame

2011

Invited to tea with the mayor of Ipswich

2011

Received a reception from the Mayor of the City of Ohrid

2012

Appointed an M.B.E. in the Diamond Jubilee New Year Honours

2012

Received the award of MBE from HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace

Michael Read invited by HM The Queen

Last Updated: 19th January 2013