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Community Project Award (Supported by Swimming Trust) 2008

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Read all about the Community Project of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2008

Read all about the Community Project of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2008. Presented to organisations that, through swimming, have made a difference for and to their communities.
 
2008 Winners
 
Bronze: Louth Swimming Pool and East Lindsey District Council; Lincolnshire Louth and East Lindsey District Council won for hosting the biggest ever ‘Get Safe 4 Summer’ water safety event. Working in partnership with the asa, RLSS, Beach Lifeguards, RNLI, Coastguard and Linc & Notts Air Ambulance the day involved 15 schools, 1060 children and 200 adults. This award recognises the council’s commitment, innovation and enthusiasm to raise standards in an educational, informative and fun way. Joint Silver: Sunderland Special Olympics; Sunderland The Special Olympics Sunderland were set up in the last year to encourage
participation and provide competitive opportunities for young people from nine to 19-years-old with a variety of disabilities. The project gives those with disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and demonstrate courage.

Joint Silver: Action Unlimited Trust; Stratford-upon-Avon Action Unlimited Trust provides a variety of financial and practical assistance, holidays and activities for people with disabilities. Weekly swimming sessions
is a key part of their activities and a special mention is made to Rod Poulter who has have been organising and teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities every sunday evening for the last 30 years.

Gold: Friends of Wem Swimming Centre; Wem, North Shropshire The Friends, with the help of the pool manager and support from the town council, have kept the Wem pool open for the past three years after North
Shropshire District Council decided it should be closed. The Friends obtained charity status and have kept the doors open by the money they take from visitors and considerable fund raising.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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