Donation gives a boost to swimmers

Cllr Celia Cox (centre) hands the cheque over to  Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club's Emma Thornley, Jayne Stallion, Calum Briggs and Charlotte Butterworth.
Cllr Celia Cox (centre) hands the cheque over to Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club's Emma Thornley, Jayne Stallion, Calum Briggs and Charlotte Butterworth.

Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club, which is based at the town’s William Gregg VC Leisure Centre, supports over 100 young members each week in the development of their swimming and lifesaving skills.

The club, which is run entirely by volunteers and has always encouraged its more experienced members to take an active role in the coaching of the younger recruits, has received a major boost thanks to a generous donation from Derbyshire County Council’s Community Leadership Scheme.

The donation will contribute to the costs of supporting up to ten young people to undertake a Swimming Teachers Association award, appropriate to their age and level of experience.

Cllr Celia Cox visited the club on Friday, February 15 to meet some of the young people who have been able to benefit from the training.

She was also there to present them with a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club can visit the club’s website at www.heanorswimmingclub.org

Alternatively, they can call in at William Gregg VC Leisure Centre where the club meets every Monday and Friday evening.