Rotherham Leisure Complex'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 Gibson - Rotherham Leisure Complex Swimmer of the year 2021
Nominated by his teacher Steve
Joseph started in 2013 in our SEN Stage 1 class with Steve and Sam.
He had his own personal challenges to overcome and was even told he may never be able to swim with his additional needs but since starting his swimming lessons he has come on leaps and bounds and has progressed through the stages and has now reached stage 6 with Steve, where he continues to push himself beyond his own expectations.
Amazing work Joseph!