What a very successful year our athletes have had in 2014....
Three of our athletes Caitlin Morris, Brad Gowland and Andrew Larmar took up the challenge and succeeded in gaining their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
They did this by surviving in the open for 24 hours and where they had to not only find their way from point A to point B (Brad reported he walked 200 mile!!) but also look after and feed themselves independent of any support a massive achievement for them,
They will be going to St James’s Palace to collect their award later in the year.
Brad, Andrew Larmar and Andrew Smith went on to take part in the swimmers rescue and survival course. They not only completed the rescue but they also survived!! This is a very intense course but with help from their coaches Trevor and Tom, they achieved the certificate without too many problems.
Andrew Smith has since completed his level 1 Teaching Aquatics course and has yet another certificate to add to his portfolio.
Our athletes have accomplished these challenges with their own efforts, without any assistance from any person or organisation.
Of course we are proud of all our athletes and I am sure we are on track for more mammoth achievements this year.