Congratulations Arlo!

Wolverhampton Swim and Fitness 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. 

Arlo Wheale - Wolverhampton Swim and Fitness Centre's Swimmer of the Year 2021
Nominated by his teacher Michelle

'Arlo really struggled after lockdown and was very reserved and shy.Attended every week and he really started to shine.

Arlo has a disability related to his arm, this means he doesn't find things easy but never gives up trying. He has just moved to stage 4, he still continues to make me proud.

Children like Arlo make my job so rewarding'

Arlo came into the centre to meet the Contracts Manager Glen, Swimming Manager Kaye, and teacher Michelle with his parents: 'We are so proud of the progress that he has made, and thank all the teachers who have worked with him'.