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A Clevedon ASC Young Volunteer's Journey

We are delighted to bring you a brilliant article from a young volunteer from Clevedon ASC which is featured in North Somerset’s Go4Life November 2017 newsletter.

Go4Life November 2017 Newsletter

"Whether you are to be the next Adam Peaty or Rebecca Adlington, the journey has to start somewhere. 

"I am a competitive swimmer, that’s what I do and I love it. I’ve been a member of Clevedon Swimming club for 5 years and throughout this time I’ve been coached, helped and supported by many volunteers. Competing has its own rewards but being part of a team is about more than just medals and trophies; Now I volunteer, helping the younger swimmers to perfect their technique whilst helping the coaches demonstrate the rights and wrongs of each swimming stroke. I do this because I am proud to be part of the club, and I want to help the younger swimmers achieve their goals, but also because I know that I am learning new skills too. 

"Our club have recently started a young volunteer program to support us in gaining skills in coaching, event organising, fundraising and social media marketing. I love the variety – one day you could be announcing over the public address system at a gala, the next day you could be welcoming new club members and demonstrating dives. When I’m racing I’m looking for the next personal best or club record, however, I also appreciate that Clevedon Swimming Club are providing me with great skills for life, great fitness and competitive spirit.

"I’ve made so many friends through swimming and even when we are competing against each other, there is always a good social atmosphere. Will you join me on this journey?

"Sessions for newcomers to our foundation squad are held on Fridays at 6.15pm."

To find out more about Clevedon Swimming Club, click here.

Read more about Somerset's Young Volunteers. Our 2017/18 Young Volunteers will shortly be taking their Young Aquatic Helpers Course and Timekeepers / Judge 1 Officials course.

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