Graves Health and Sport Centre's Swimmer of the year
After a challenging 2021 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.
Joseph Ryall - Graves Health and Sports Leisure Centre's Swimmer of the Year 2021
Nominated by his teacher Paul Fidler
"Joseph is autistic. He attends this class with his sister Sadie who makes sure he is ok bless her! Despite his issues he is an outstanding member of the class. He hangs on your every word and copies any demonstrations you may perform on poolside. His progress is steady and improving.
I can't wait to give him his stage 3 badge which he will thoroughly deserve. Great work Joseph."