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Swimming teacher nominated for Swim England's swimming teacher of the year!

One of our most popular swimming teachers at Hillsborough Leisure Centre has been nominated for Swim England’s Teacher of the Year Award!

Malcom Johnson who has worked for Sheffield City Trust for 18 years teaches on our disability swimming programme at Hillsborough working with children on their Stages 1 to 7 swimming qualifications on the Swim England programme then onto squad training.

The Swim England Teaching and Education Awards and Conference 2022 is the UK’s largest event for the swimming workforce and the evening awards ceremony gives Swim England the chance to honour the very best of the amazing swimming teachers, coaches and educators in the country.

Matthew Pierre, Programme Supervisor at Hillsborough Leisure Centre said: “I’m really happy that Malc has been nominated for this award because he has a genuine passion for his role as a swimming teacher.

“I've seen first-hand the difference his lessons can make to the confidence of the children he teaches. Our disability swimming lessons at Hillsborough are a key part of the programme and Malcolm's hard work has made sure they've always been delivered to an exceptionally high standard.”

Malcolm is also a learning mentor in a local primary school and has been teaching swimming for over 30 years. He will be up against other swimming teachers like himself who provide quality lessons week in week out and who are motivated to improve their learners’ standards and go the extra mile to ensure they deliver the best quality, inclusive learning experience for their pupils and strive to inspire the next generation of teachers.

Malcolm said: It’s a great honour to be shortlisted for this award. I love what I do and love to make a difference to children with additional needs.”

Malcolm will attend the award ceremony with his son which is taking place on Thursday 29 September in Solihull. This year is extra special as it is the first time the awards will be staged in front of an audience since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Watch this space to find out how Malcolm does after the awards ceremony on 29 September!

For more information about swimming lessons on our Swim England Learn to Swim programme please click the link below.