Swim School of the Year
Read all about the Swim School of the Year from the 2010 Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards.
GOLD - Fins Swim School, Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales
Set up in April 2007 by Lesley Wilde-Griffiths and relocated to Pontins later that year, the school now has quickly grown to 150 pupils and 14 staff.
The growth of the School is made all the more impressive by the fact they only have access to the pool for four hours a week.
The lessons have been so successful that the School has started a swim club for older children who have been with Fins from its early days.
SILVER - Sandra Turney Swim School Ltd, across the North East
Founded in 2007, the Sandra Turney Swim School focused on one-to-one lessons for eight clients.
The School now provides 120 one-to-one lessons each week across more than half a dozen venues in the North East.
The School also offers group swimming lessons for children and adults alike and baby sessions using the ASA’s Swim a Song programme.
BRONZE - SwimSure Swim School Ltd, Ipwsich and Felixstowe, Suffolk
After being set up in April 2009 running lessons from the Colneis Community Pool, the SwimSure School has grown to operating out of three pools in Suffolk.
As well as learn to swim lessons, the School – run by Ian and Jo Cotton – also offers holiday crash courses and public swimming lessons.
The School manages all three pools it uses to ensure high standards are maintained and the facilities can continue to operate.