Middleton Pool's 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.
Oscar Driver - Middleton Pool's swimmer of the year 2022
Nominated by his Swimming Teacher, Joshua Bourner
One of my swimmers named Oscar has unfortunately been going through a difficult time recently and was thinking about quitting swimming. However, over the past few weeks of me being able to teach him, his spirit has been reinvigorated to swim to the point where he now enjoys and looks forward to the lesson he has each week.
Furthermore, his confidence in and around the water has improved significantly which can be seen easily with his strong swim skills (especially with his backstroke) which he has quickly learnt and understood over the few weeks that I have had with him.
Each week he continues to improve and improve on his skills through finding fun ways for the kids to enjoy swimming whilst being able to focus on their skills. Oscar is now a strong and confident swimmer and he is doing incredibly well despite what he has recently faced and I feel proud knowing that he enjoys and looks forward to the lessons each week.