Top Teacher of the Year
Read all about the Top Teacher of the Year from the Kelloggs/ASA Swimtastic Awards 2009.
Presented to a Swimming Teacher who goes that extra mile to ensure they deliver the best possible learning experience for their pupils.
Samantha established a GP referral scheme for swimming (that now runs alongside an existing gym referral scheme) for people who would benefit from
physical activity on their road to recovery.
The judging panel noted: “Samantha has shown incredible dedication to helping people on an individual basis to use swimming as a way back to health.
“She has created and delivered a service that wasn’t available before and is now in great demand and all this on top of her duties as a swimming teacher.”
Glen is a ‘valuable member of teaching staff.’ He decided to qualify as a swimming teacher because as a lifeguard he enjoyed assisting and encouraging children to swim whenever possible. He now gives lessons to more than 250 pupils a week on the London Swim School Scheme at Brixton Recreation Centre and was instrumental in the project that brought a temporary pool to a school in Lambeth earlier this year.
Sarah has an ability to strike up an immediate rapport with children. She was nominated by a parent whose own son made major progression in her lessons at the Sandra Turney Swim School. She said Sarah made him and other children ‘feel confident and comfortable’ in the water.
Sarah receives many positive comments and feedback from parents on her ability to make such amazing progress with children who are very fearful, timid and nervous of the water.