Tooting Leisure 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.
Emma Day - Tooting Leisure Centre's Swimmer of the Year 2021
Nominated by her teacher Ania Oprawska
"Emma came to me with no knowledge of how to swim and a fear of water, she was however, determined to combat her demons and overcome her nerves. From those first tentative steps across the pool and despite the pool closures during the pandemic this year, she has been steadfast and has turned up every week. Slowly and step by step, she has become more relaxed and is now travelling across the water on her front and on her back. She has learned and understood how to control her body and her breathing and we have now moved out of the teaching pool and are working on developing the front crawl arm action alongside bilateral breathing.
Through her determination and regular attendance Emma is acquiring a precious lifelong skill.
I'd like to nominate Emma and reward her for her amazing achievement.
Well done Emma!"