Swimmer of the year 2022
After a challenging 2022 we wanted to round the year off with some good news stories. We asked all of our Swimming Teachers to nominate those distinctive, very special swimmers who deserved a bit of recognition.
They were asked to identify swimmers on our lesson programmes (children and adults) who have displayed positive attitudes, unyielding determination or, have put in efforts over and above their peers. They may have overcome personal adversity or achieved something unexpected or challenging.
Jack Hartley - Godalming Leisure Centre's swimmer of the year 2022!
Jack started swimming as a complete beginner in stage 1 classes in June 2021. Since then he has managed to progress all the way up to stage 6 with us.
His enthusiasm and determination for swimming has been apparent from day one and he attacks any challenge set. He is not only always asking what he needs to work on to move up to the next level but has shown great commitment to earning as many distance badges, in all four strokes, as he can.
Jack's swimming is especially important to his parents as it is a great form of exercise for him and helps with management of his CF, (not that Jack has ever let that stop him).
Not only has Jack achieved a great deal with his swimming in such a short period of time, but he has also inspired his mum to take up swimming more regularly, with the help of a few lessons!
Jack's love of swimming is obvious from the moment he is in the water and he is now working towards trying out for a swim club.
Well done Jack!