Woodhill Primary School was named ASA School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year at the ASA Aquatics Awards 2015 on 14 November in Leamington Spa.
The Awards celebrated the success of individuals, pool providers and schools from across all areas of the aquatics world. 19 gold, silver and bronze awards were given out at the event.
Over the 2014/15 school year, Woodhill Primary ran a very successful school swimming programme. Over 70 percent of pupils learned to swim over 25 metres.
Pupils also took part in a water safety and lifesaving course to help them understand what to do if they feel unsafe in the water. Over half of the children who took part said that they now swim regularly with their family at the local pool.
“It is amazing to win an award we really were not expecting it. We really are thankful to the ASA. Our vision for swimming is that all children feel confident in the water and enjoy swimming as an activity and not just as a lesson.” – Natalie Fitzgerald, Woodhill Primary School
Adam Paker, Chief Executive of the ASA said: “These Awards are an opportunity for the ASA to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the aquatics community over the past 12 months from athletes and coaches to volunteers and facility operators, all of whom play an important role in leading our sport.
“We have heard some truly inspiring stories today and on behalf of the ASA I would like to thank everyone linked to this event for their ongoing commitment and for being such incredible ambassadors for swimming and aquatics.”
The Awards were presented by British Diver and Commonwealth bronze medallist in the 3m Synchro, Freddie Woodward. He said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to present these Awards. The achievement and dedication of all the finalists is amazing and I am very pleased to have been part of this very special event.”