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Volunteers’ Week – Our Star Stories

12 June 2013

Volunteers’ Week has been a great opportunity to raise the profile of aquatic volunteering and recognise the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time to making the sport happen.

We have been incredibly pleased to see so many of you sharing your inspiring stories and pictures. Here’s a few of our favourites.

Clevedon Swimming Club took the opportunity to say a huge 'Thank You' to all their volunteers and won our Day Seven Volunteers’ Week competition!

Norton Radstock Swimming Club marked Volunteers’ Week by presenting certificates to their young aquatic volunteer workforce. Club Chairman, Nicky Vause, said “The commitment given, whilst juggling school and college commitments deserves to be celebrated. They are excellent role models for our members and great ambassadors for swimming. ”

The hard-working volunteers at Dover Lifeguard Club were given a huge ‘Thank You’ when the club treated them to a meal at a local restaurant to relax away from their usual duties. The club captains also arranged for the volunteers to be presented with personal certificates of thanks. Head coach Tim Hyde said "We are so lucky to have such a dedicated band of helpers, our swimmers need this level of support and this team of volunteers enables every swimmer to reach their full potential. Here at Dover our club recognise the value of this team and thank them all for their hard work. The family feel of this club is one to be proud of.”

Volunteers at Aldershot Youth Swimming Club received ‘Thank You’ cards and are celebrating with a summer BBQ social. Club Chairman, Chris Gillman said, “Without our volunteers our club would not exist. We are a growing club with 124 children this term and 20 volunteers in total which includes the committee, teachers and water helpers.” 

Skipton Swimming Club also dished out a total of 26 certificates to their volunteers, which were gratefully received.

It has been fantastic to see so many people getting involved and saying 'Thank You!'  We hope that you will continue the great work you have started now that Volunteers' Week has come to an end.

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