Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

South Norfolk Council's Swim School is turbo-charged.

Written by  Jonathan Pyle
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Councillor Yvonne Bendle with Rebecca and Noah Harris and Turbo Councillor Yvonne Bendle with Rebecca and Noah Harris and Turbo

Keen swimmer, Noah Harris was in a spin to find out that he had won South Norfolk Council’s competition to name the Swim School Turtle.

Four year old Noah, from Cringleford, thought the turtle should be named Turbo, and the judges all agreed.

Noah and his mum Rebecca collected his prize of six months Swim School membership from Councillor Yvonne Bendle, who said. “Congratulations to Noah for coming up with such a splendid name for our turtle. Swim School is a great success, with over a thousand members at our leisure centres in Diss and Wymondham"

"Swimming is not only good fun it’s also very good exercise and an important life skill to learn no matter how old you are - and it’s great to see the enthusiastic response to our competition.” 

Noah’s mum Rebecca, told us that “Noah had chosen the name Turbo because he liked to swim fast.”

Turbo the Turtle is the new face of South Norfolk Council’s Swim School programme that runs for 50 weeks of the year at both Diss and Wymondham Leisure centres. The all-inclusive programme takes the non-swimmer from their first splash and teaches them to be confident and safe in the water.

All Swim School sessions form part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and all of the teachers are certified with the Amateur Swimming Association.

For more information about Swim School visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/swim-school

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:04

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