Wycombe 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.
Luke Murray - Wycombe Leisure Centre's Swimmer of the Year 2021
Nominated by his teacher Wendy Zak
"Luke has been swimming with us here at Wycombe since he was 3 years old.
Luke has a natural fear of water. This has meant he has taken longer than normal to progress. He has however kept at it. When we returned from lock down I suggested moving him to the deeper pool so he could get use to the deep water. He was at the stage when he needed to make this progression. It took 4 weeks to get him in the water with a noddle which he then wouldn't let go off. Although the water was at 1.20m which meant he could stand up he needed to work this out for himself. I have to say now he is confidently swimming with no noddle and enjoying his lessons again and progressing well.
I have nominated him because of his determination, along with his mum and me, to work though his fear and seeing him enjoy his time in the water again.
Well done Luke!"