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Joanne Fleming crowned Swim England Trainee Tutor of the Year

An overwhelmed Joanne Fleming was named Swim England’s Trainee Tutor of the Year at the Swim England Teaching and Education Awards.

Joanne claimed the award after taking to tutoring very naturally, in what has been a very unnatural time.

She delivers both online and face to face and has helped to deliver courses last minute whilst being open to a variety of delivery models and CPDs. Her wealth of experience really helps her to be the best.

After accepting her award from Fiona MacNamee, Tutor Training Manager for Swim England Joanne said: “I’m just overwhelmed as there’s so many other trainee tutors out there that are so inspiring and they’ve all welcomed me into this swimming family.

“I’ve come into tutoring later in my career and I’m so honoured to be recognised for it. I was so excited when I got the nomination that I put it in my zoom background, so I can’t wait to replace it with the award!”

Matt Newton was named runner-up due to his reliable work to support the creation of courses off site requests. Always willing to help out and has very high standards which produces very good, competent assistants and teachers.

Marjorie McClure School rewarded as Primary School of the Year

Majorie McClure School were named Primary School of the Year after their incredible work to support other local primary schools in school swimming.

They are an Inclusion 2024 School that continue to produce fun, engaging resources, organise Panathlon swimming events, provide ongoing teacher training in order to provide extremely high standard of swimming lesson delivery.

This includes lunchtime webinars to improve the knowledge and confidence of swimming teachers and school teachers nationally.

Lorna Goldie took to the stage to accept the award on their behalf with Majorie McClure School sending in a video message saying how honoured they were to win the award.

In the video the School stated “we are thrilled that our hard work within school swimming has been recognised to win this award.

“Well done to all the other schools nominated as it shows the exemplary work that’s going on around the country.

“Our support network continues to grow and we’re really grateful for the support of Swim England and Youth Trust to develop this group.

“We’re excited to be moving to a new pool in January where we’ll be looking to continue with our hard work.”

Cross In Hand Primary School claimed the runners up spot after rising to a ‘Beacon of success’ following near closure.

Their Lessons are delivered with drive, enthusiasm safety & fun. Inspirational teaching using the Learn to Swim Pathway & Charter Safety Code, achieving over and above national curriculum requirements.

Photos – Will Johnston Photography