Scottish Women in Sport (SWIS) recognized eight extraordinary women in sport last night at its Scottish Women in Sport Award Ceremony in Glasgow.
SWIS is a Scottish charitable organization who aims at increasing participation of females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life in sport or physical activity. Its mission is to ‘educate the Scottish public, media and commercial investors on the role of sport in driving gender equality while improving the health and well-being of Scotland’s girls and women.’
Among the women honored for such categories as ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Role Model of the Year’, swimmer Danielle Joyce was named ‘Sportswoman of the Year.’ As a deaf swimmer, Joyce racked up 10 world records between the International Short Course Championships and the European Championships, while also racking up ‘Top Female Performer’ honors at each competition. Joyce was also named Great Britain’s ‘Youth Deaf Sports Personality of the Year’ award 2014, and serves as a UK Deaf Sports Ambassador.
Other swimming community nominees at the SWIS ceremony included Erin Robertson for Young Sportswoman of the Year, Ann Dickson for Coach of the Year.
Sportswoman of the Year – swimmer Danielle Joyce at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards at Hampden park! Amazing ! pic.twitter.com/OHkRapbwgd
— allan mac donald (@teavman) November 20, 2015