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Achiever Awards

Each year we are proud to recognise the courage and determination of children who have learned to swim against the odds or performed exceptionally.

Each of our pools and clubs are invited to nominate a child who has overcome a difficulty in learning to swim, whether it is a fear of water or a disability.

We hold two Achiever Awards events (one in Kent and one in Hampshire) to celebrate these children’s efforts and recognise the dedication and commitment of their parents and instructors.

The 2016 Achievers Events were held at Medway Park, Gillingham and The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth.

What they say about our Achiever Awards

We can't thank Southern Water enough for putting this all together. They are really changing these children's lives.

Karen Haynes, mother of Hollie Haynes, Isle of Wight

If you want to see a room full of joy then go to Southern Water's Achiever of the Year Awards. You'll meet some remarkable children and their swimming instructors – and a company which really cares about teaching children a skill they'll keep for life. The awards are an absolute pleasure to attend.

Duncan Goodhew MBE, Olympic gold medallist

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