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.
Karen Haynes, mother of Hollie Haynes, Isle of Wight
Duncan Goodhew MBE, Olympic gold medallist