Mike Small is another of the club's great characters from the past. Mike had a horrific motorcycle accident in his youth which left him with one arm, a withered leg and in continuous pain. Mike viewed this as a hindrance, not a disability. His wicked sense of humour never left him and is reflected in the shape of the Mike Small cup adapted to his specifications by club silversmith Bill Phipps: half an arm and a wonky base. A fond friend to all that swam with him, Mike passed away in 1993.