Community Project of the Year
Read all about the Community Project of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2009.
Presented to organisations that, through swimming, have made a difference for and to their communities.
Dolphin Swim and Sign Club
Dolphin Swim and Sign Club have offered new opportunities for deaf children to learn to swim and was established by Sue Walker after she attended a meeting of the Wirral Deaf Children’s Society and heard of parents’ frustration at existing provision.
She believes the award recognises the progress of her pupils in both their swimming ability and their self-confidence. The club has 15 children attending each week and numbers are continuing to grow.
Corbets Tey School and Cridders Swim School
The unique partnership between Corbets Tey, a school for pupils with Complex Learning Needs, and Cridders Swim School is helping to get more young people swimming. Corbets Tey asked Cridders to provide swimming lessons at their new specially designed pool and the swim school delivered, operating two classes: Aqua tots and learn to swim.
But not only are Cridders and Corbets Tey running after school clubs for Corbets Tey children, now other youngsters who learnt to swim with Cridders are volunteering to help at the school.