Congratulations Tavis!

Blackwater 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. 

Tavis Hammond - Blackwater Leisure Centre's Swimmer of the Year 2021
Nominated by his teacher Liegh Bennett

"I have taught Tavis since he was 3, as a very very nervous beginner. He had a few private lessons with me to help with his confidence, he always listens to instructions and tries his hardest each week always wanting to please me.

Tavis is now in stage 3 and I’m so proud of what he has achieved, making my role as a swim teacher so rewarding!