SwimNE wins Swim School of the Year

14th November 2018 – Wallsend-based SwimNE has been crowned Swim School of the Year at the Swim England National Awards 2018, held on Saturday 10th November at Birmingham University’s Great Hall.

The awards recognise the vast contribution made by individuals and organisations from all aquatic sports. SwimNE was shortlisted to the final two providers in the UK, before being presented with the highly coveted Swim School of the Year Award 2018.

Founded in 2006, SwimNE has grown to deliver private and group swimming lessons to more than 2,000 children and adults across Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, and Northumberland. The swim school, the largest independent provider in the North East, was also selected to deliver Swim Safe sessions in collaboration with the RNLI and Swim England, which saw 1,182 local children aged 7-14 years gain access to free lifesaving classes over the summer holidays.

The award, as well as recognising SwimNE’s dedication to ensuring the development of its swimmers, demonstrates the company’s commitment to its staff and the wider swimming community. The school, based in Wallsend, works closely with the local Connexions service to enable students to access work experience placements and, in the last year, has created a video resource for swimming instructors across the country to highlight the expected standards for each stage of Swim England’s Learn to Swim pathway.

Phillip Groom, co-founder and director of SwimNE commented: “SwimNE was created with a simple aim: to encourage children to have fun in the water, and to enjoy their swimming lessons. Over the last twelve years, the swim school has grown to become the largest and in the North East, and we have continued to expand our range of services. We are now delivering lessons to thousands of swimmers each week, and we have created a strong reputation which I am immensely proud of.”

“This award is fantastic recognition for the SwimNE team, who always go above and beyond to ensure that we deliver excellent service to our customers”, he added. “I am delighted to accept the award on their behalf, and can’t thank them enough for their continued dedicated and enthusiasm. We’ve got some incredibly exciting plans for the future, and I look forward to building on the success already achieved as we continue to inspire a love of swimming in children across the North East.”

Jane Nickerson, Swim England CEO, said: “Whether it’s sporting success or someone giving up their free time to help others, the achievements of all our finalists influence so many.”

“It’s important those who play a crucial role in swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming and diving are recognised. Their stories fill me with pride. All our finalists and award winners deserve the acclaim they receive for the wonderful activities they do to ensure our aquatic sports continue to thrive. Keep up the good work.”

This year’s ceremony took place at the impressive Great Hall at the University of Birmingham, and marked the second year that the National Awards used the Swim England name.
For more information on SwimNE, please visit www.swimne.co.uk, contact [email protected], or call 0191 281 7678.

For more information on SwimNE, please visit www.swimne.co.uk, contact [email protected], or call 0191 281 7678.