Swim4Life Family Swim Award
Read all about the Swim4Life Family Swim Award from the 2010 Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards.
GOLD - The Wrigley Family, Newquay, Cornwall
The Wrigley family - Dad Sean, Mum Efi, children Emma, Kim and Lyn - have come a long way thanks to their commitment to swimming. Sean is away at sea a lot and because the family sometimes visit him on board, it was important for them all to be able to swim.
Both parents actively encouraged their girls to learn and although they were nervous at first, the children are now making excellent progress in the lessons.
Efi has also learnt to swim and just achieved her 400m award, even though just two years ago she was scared of the water and said the smell of chlorine made her feel sick.
SILVER - The Boodhun Family, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire
Parents Robert and Sahnti knew how important it was to teach their children Jessica and Noah to swim but they had never been taught themselves.
After a bit of persuasion, they plucked up the courage to learn – and after a matter of weeks their joy was obvious from their beaming smiles.
Now both parents can swim without aids and the family is able to spend more quality time together in the water.
BRONZE - The Hildreth Family, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Children Christopher and Sophie began swimming lessons in July 2009 and Mum Charlotte and Grandad Russell knew how important it was for the youngsters to put into practice the skills they were taught during their lessons.
The family regularly visit the pool during family swim times, where Russell can be seen encouraging them to jump in, swim underwater, improve on their technique and increase the distance they can swim.
This hard work has paid off and both children are more confident and able in the water.