Elsa makes a splash in the pool

PUBLISHED: 10:44 20 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:44 20 December 2013

SwimSouthWest pupil Elsa Wood, aged nine, with her level nine certificate. Photo by Chris Carson

SwimSouthWest pupil Elsa Wood, aged nine, with her level nine certificate. Photo by Chris Carson


Nine-year-old Seaton girl gains her level nine certificate in the national swimming awards

Seaton primary school pupil Elsa Wood is making a big splash in the world of swimming.

The nine-year-old has just achieved her National Swim Award level nine certificate.

Her delighted instructor Zoe King, who runs SwimSouthWest, said it was a great achievement.

She told The Herald: “Elsa has been swimming with me since she was about nine-months-old, starting at Lyme Bay Holiday Village before the pool was demolished to make way for Tesco.

“She deserves special praise because she is only the second pupil ever of mine at SwimSouthWest to reach the level 9 National Swim Award.

“She also has achieved some personal survival awards so that she will be safe in and around local water - and she’s not ready to stop yet!”

SwinSouthWest has a team of five fully qualified teaching staff all with life-saving certification, dedicated to delivering swimming tuition of a high standard. It runs classes in the pool at Peacehaven, on Harepath Hill, Seaton, and also at Millwater Special School in Honiton as well as at Greenfylde School in Ilminster.

Its instructors are also the in-house teachers at Seaton Primary School, carrying out instruction for all the children there under the school curriculum.

To find out more about swimming lessons run by SwimSouthWest call Zoe King on 07968 374888.

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