Top Teacher of the Year
Read all about the Top Teacher of the Year from the 2010 Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards.
GOLD - Vicki Carter, Kings Hall Leisure Centre, East London
Vicki is an outstanding swimming instructor who has conscientiously taken extra time and effort to create a supportive learning environment, especially for those over 50.
She led the ASA Free Swimming initiative in Hackney and her patient and encouraging style ensured the swimmers turned up regularly for lessons.
She even organised an awards ceremony to honour their achievements and encouraged a small group to swim 3.2km for the charity challenge Swimathon 2010.
SILVER - Mary Foston, Keyworth Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire
Mary has worked at Keyworth Leisure Centre for more than 25 years and during that time has taught thousands of people to swim – from babies through to 90-year olds.
She loves teaching all ages and abilities and still finds it rewarding seeing customers come out of their lessons able to swim.
BRONZE - Debbie Roberts, West Suffolk Swimming Club
Debbie is an indispensible teacher and coach, teaching in a local swim scheme as well as encouraging children in the club’s junior squads as development coach.
Her enthusiasm and cheerful nature makes swimming fun and she has taught many children who were initially reluctant to get into the water and then wouldn’t get out at the end of the lesson because they loved the experience so much.