Talented young swimmers' achievements celebrated at awards ceremony in Immingham
MORE than 60 young swimmers have celebrated their achievements over the past year.
An awards ceremony was hosted at Immingham Civic Centre by the town's Pilgrim Swimming Club, which has enjoyed an eventful and successful 2012.
Chairman and swimming coach Mary Clark was named teacher of the year at the ASA Swimtastic national awards, and got the chance to swim with Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds and other Olympic stars.
The club's annual sponsored swim raised £1,970 for three charities and the group also came third in the Immingham In Bloom community award category.
At the club's annual awards ceremony, trophies and certificates were presented by Wendy Lord from NatWest Bank, and Amy Charlton and Sally Smith from Navigo.
Alex Tamas picked up the Elizabeth McDonald Charity Shield; Henry Cullen was awarded the MaryLynne Shield for Achievement; The Laura Suddaby Memorial Shield for the most improved swimmer was awarded to Alex Bond and Taylor Douglass; and the winners of the Endeavour Shield were Georgiana Bacon, Eloise Smith and Niamh Skipworth.
The One Voice Shield was presented to the poolside helpers Charley Lambert and Harry Jackson for their commitment to the club.
In addition every child received a certificate for the Rookie Lifeguard Awards, and achievement medals were given to children who have worked hard during the year.
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