Advanced Apprentice of the Year for Swimming
Adam John, a member of Stockport Metro Swimming Club, has been named Advanced Apprentice of the Year for Swimming 2011 after fighting off competition from three other apprentices who were graduating from the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme.
He was one of 102 athletes from the world of aquatics who successfully completed their unique apprenticeship, which has been designed to help young people aged 16 to 18 combine education and sport.
During his apprenticeship John secured a Top 10 finish at the European Junior Championships in Prague (2009) and thanks to his qualifications is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University.
He is still training and is aiming for London 2012, but he’d also like to put his degree to good use and hopes to be part of the design team for World Formula 1 in the future.
“Adam was an excellent student whilst on the AASE Programme, he always met all deadlines and went that extra mile with his assigned tasks," David Evitts, Talent Development Officer.
“He was always very committed to the AASE scheme, and his attitude throughout the two years has been exemplary. It was a pleasure to work with Adam and I am sure he will succeed in making his ambitions a reality.”
John received his award at a special awards ceremony at Colwick Hall in Nottingham that was hosted by bronze Olympic medallist and BBC commentator Steve Parry.