Greatest respect to Faye and Sean who volunteer in Glasgow and Ghana

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IPC Glasgow

Two of our senior swimmers Faye Harvey and Sean Barnard both gave up their time to help out others in our sport of swimming

Faye attended the IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross International  in Glassgow, Faye was there as a massage therapist supplying massages to any of the athletes that requested it.

Faye saw some incredible swimming and was lucky enough to witness swimmers breaking world records and saw Oliver Hynd win GB’s first of 10 golds the GB team won at the Championships.

In Faye’s words, “it was an inspirational week, i was humbled and it made me  feel like I have no right to complain anymore, especially after seeing what some of the swimmers had to cope with”, Faye said the speed that they swim at was extraordinary and she was definitely inspired by all of them, and their different stories.

 

GhanaSean’s experience was overseas, on the 27th of June Sean flew to Accra, the capital of Ghana in Africa, he spent two weeks participating in a sports coaching volunteer project.

Sean taught  8 – 14 year old children to swim in their local pool, the children were from a football academy aimed at supporting children with an aim to get them out of  poverty  through sports and a sports education program.

Sean started the day teaching early morning sessions to the local students, lessons consisted of 4 beginners in a group, Sean managed to teach non-swimmers to swim a full length within one week, a great achievement for the swimmers and a valuable life skill to learn,  and a credit to seans teaching ability,.

Sean shared a house with 15 other volunteers from the UK who were all teaching a variety of sports such as rugby, football, and netball.

In Seans words, “i found it to be a great opportunity to travel and experience a new culture”.

 

Well done both of you, hopefully we will see one of Sean’s pupils compete at an Olympic games…..you never know.

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Holly wins Flintshire Primary Schools Young Sports Female of 2015

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Flintshire Primary Schools

Young Sports Female of the year

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Congratulations to Holly Bennett on winning the Flintshire primary schools young sports female for 2015, Holly has worked very hard this year and her award is commendation for all her dedication, Hollys achievements in the pool started at the Welsh schools Urdd swimming championships in Cardiff were she won gold in the 100m fly, and 2 golds with her team mates from St Winefrides in the 4x50m Freestyle relay and 4x50m medley relays. Holly’s success continued at the North Wales regional championships where she made 10 finals, winning 4 medals, from this Holly qualified for the Welsh Easter nationals in Swansea winning a bronze in 200m Fly, silver in 50m Fly, and a gold in the 100m Fly making Holly a Welsh National Champion. Throughout the year Holly has won many medals at local meets across North Wales setting several meet records.

Holly also plays netball for St Winefrides primary school and recently the team qualified from Flintshire and competed at the finals in Cardiff.

 

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Coach Nigel Austin Congratulating Holly on her success

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