Learn to swim programme awarded
Published Wednesday, 03 October 2012
South Lanarkshire has been awarded the Kellogg's Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Provider of the Year Award.
Swimming Development Officer, Andy Figgins and his teaching team from South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture received the award at a special ceremony held in the Glasgow Science Centre to mark Scottish Swimming's strong connection with the city, leading up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
The award, for their dedication to providing first class swimming lessons to thousands of children and adults in South Lanarkshire, was presented by Bruce Learner, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Partnerships Kellogg Europe.
Sponsored by the Kellogg Company, the evening was hosted by Scottish broadcaster Alison Walker and among the guests and nominees were Scottish Olympic 2012 Silver medal winner, Michael Jamieson, Olympians Craig Benson and Robbie Renwick, Scottish diving legend Sir Peter Heatly and Glasgow 2014 CEO David Grevemberg.
Gerry Campbell, General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture said: "We are delighted to continue to work with Scottish Swimming and associated sponsors.
"It is fantastic that the dedication of our staff and our current Learn to Swim programme has been recognised with this prestigious award."
And Maureen Campbell, the chair of the Scottish Swimming Board, added: "The Scottish Swimming Awards acknowledge the outstanding successes achieved throughout the aquatics field from athletes and coaches to volunteers and local authorities, all of whom play an important role in leading our sport - a sport for all, a sport for life."