Winterbourne International Academy pupils achieve The Honours Challenge
8:00pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in Sport
FIVE young swimmers from Winterbourne International Academy have achieved ‘The Honours Challenge’ – the final badge under the ASA Awards Scheme.
Ella Bryant, Daisy Brockwell, Molly Cook, Eleanor Joyce and Brooke Latham are the first group since the pool re-opened in April 2010 after its refurbishment to accomplish these awards.
They formed part of the Tuesday Challenge class with Duncan Payne, Swim School Coordinator at Winterbourne International Academy. This is the most advanced swimming group that the Swim School offers.
All of the girls started as beginners and have, over time, worked their way through all badges available under the National Plan and ASA including Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge along with distance badges of up to 2000 metres.
Bryant has been swimming with Payne since she was four-years-old and moved to the pool at Winterbourne International Academy when he became part of its team.
The National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) is an all inclusive programme which takes the non swimmer from his or her first splash to developing both confidence and competence in the water and is governed by the Amateur Swimming Association who produce a national syllabus for Aquatics.
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