Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Flintshire swimmer awarded

Following 12 months of swimming lessons at Holywell Leisure Centre Steve Williams has been awarded the Kelloggs ASA Senior National Swimmer of the Year.

Recently Steve, together with his Swimming Teacher, Karen Snee, had the honour of attending the Kelloggs ASA Swimtastic Awards in Stratford –Upon-Avon. After an amazing day with past and present swimming stars Steve was presented with Senior Swimmer of the Year Gold Award 2009.

Steve, from Ffynnongroyw, showed great commitment and dedication as he battled to overcome severe aquaphobia together with mental health and physical problems. Within eighteen months Steve had gone from a totally terrified non swimmer to a very able and competent swimmer, being the first student from Karen’s lessons to gain Level Five Adult Skills and Stamina Award. Steve is now able to swim continuously for well over an hour and is considering learning to be a Swimming Teacher.

Karen’s Adult Beginner Lessons are held on a Tuesday evening in Holywell Leisure Centre. Men and women of all ages are invited to join the supportive group. For more information please contact the centre on 01352 712027.


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