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 2017 Achievers Events were held at Medway Park, Gillingham and The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth.
Congratulations to all our 2017 Achievers who received their medals from our Learn to Swim ambassadors Olympic God medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE and Invictus Games champion Mike Goody.
Sarah Nicholls, mother of Tilly Nicholls, swimmer at Oaklands Community Pool, Southampton
Todd Miller, swim teacher to Thomas Brailsford at Waterside Pool, Isle of Wight