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Meet Ruby


Ruby loves to go swimming, and her grandad loves to take her! Neil takes real pride in helping his granddaughter learn a life skill. For Neil it’s a real special bonding experience for him and his granddaughter. However Ruby was really struggling with her backstroke – it’s not easy! Our swim teachers supported Ruby and really helped her to master this skill. Over time she has absolutely cracked it!

Our Swimmer of the Week programme goes into schools to celebrate children who have done something outstanding. In April 2018 we went into Ruby’s school and in front of the whole class presented her with her certificate for swimmer of the week for her efforts! Her whole class got a free swim because of her efforts, and were quick to thanks Ruby!

Her mum, sisters and grandad were there to see her get her award, and everyone was a bit excited! Her Grandad was so proud. “You are absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for making her day so special, it’s one to remember for the rest of her life.”

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One of our 7 ambitions is to ‘deliver programmes to enable every child in Sheffield to swim and ride a bike’. We have over 5,000 children learn to swim at our pools every year, and we’re working hard to make that even more!

Our swimmer of the week is a wonderful programme that rewards all children for their efforts in swimming. Going into school, we celebrate children’s achievements with their school friends and families with certificate and presentation!

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