New Plymouth Swimmer of the week

Week of Saturday 8th of December

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Ayden Veale

Great work to Ayden this week !

Ayden is in Transformers which means he now has to work alot on his freestyle and backstroke and these past few weeks hes powered through showing his teacher that he's really concentrating on his arms during freestyle working away on keeping them moving continuously.

Due to this and his brilliant kicking of course he can now swim 20 m plus without needing to stop with beautiful arms the entire way !

Keep up the good work Ayden - You've made so much progress!

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Week of Friday 7th of December

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Ayden Veale

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Week of Thursday 29th of November

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Louie Barron

This little shark bait has comes in leaps and bounds since he begun with his swimming lessons in Wiggles!

Louie has now moved up to sprats and comes swimming every week religiously with his dedicated Nana hopping in with him !

They make the best team as Louie has come from being quite shy and nervous to kicking and paddling his way through the water like a champ and now loves diving off the mat!

We see improvement in this little one every week but some weeks he just amazes us with what he's been practicing in the bath at home with Mum , Dad and Nana of course! These little daily rituals have really helped his swimming and now it's got him the swimmer of the week !

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Week of Thursday 15th of November

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Tom Hale

Tom is in our Crabs level which means he has to work super hard on developing his freestyle and rolling both to his side and his back. He has been really focused recently working with Rachel and has come along in leaps and bounds especially with his beautiful big arms .

He is a keen learner and performs his rotations, big arms and side kick all really well !

Keep up the good work !

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Week of Tuesday 30th of October

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Rio Butler

Rio amazed her teacher Tenaya this week !

Not only does Rio have a get in and go attitude every week but this week she was on form and was a shining example in class. Her strength is in her kick, that's where all her power comes from and from that base everything else is coming into shape really nicely for Rio across her freestyle and work on her back.

Even up to the point where she was helping others in the class showing great leadership and initiative !

Keep up the great work - from the sounds of it you'd make an awesome teacher some day Rio !

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Week of Wednesday 24th of October

Week of Friday 28th of September

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Amber Horton

Our final swimmer of the week for Term 3 is Amber and we couldn't be more proud of her as since she started with Jasmin her floating is strong with her tummy up and chin pointing to the sky just the way we like it !

As well as this her freestyle is improving every week and she now has beautiful straight arms and her legs are now kicking all the time with beautiful pointy toes!

Keep up the good work and you'll be climbing up the swimming levels in no time !

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Week of Tuesday 25th of September

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Darius Haszard

Darius has been working away so hard on his swimming with Rachel she thought he deserved a surprise ! He managed this by having the most beautiful body position in the water and gliding/streamlining through the water like a pro . On top of this his freestyle distance is slowly improving and on his back - once again he's a pro nowadays ! Keep up the great swimming Darius !

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Week of Friday 14th of September

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Madeline Oconnor

Madeline has a brilliant time at swimming and it's really showing in her progress- great listening ears and trying your best each and every week pays off because now she can do her breathing position brilliantly without any help from her teacher nor a board and is excelling in her freestyle because of it .

Nice work Madeline ! Keep up the awesome swimming !

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Week of Wednesday 5th of September

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Jessica Taylor

Jessica has worked so hard this term we thought it was about time for a treat !

She always turns up with a positive attitude towards swimming and the other swimmers in her class . She's always ready to listen and her teacher can see her really thinking and focusing during each length of the pool.

And this really shows as Jessica has been working hard on her freestyle and can now swim full lengths without needing to stop . She has also mastered her kick on her back for backstroke an is now working on keeping her arms straight.

Keep up the good work - next stop Olympics ?!? Who knows !

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Week of Thursday 30th of August

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Brody Hutchings

Yay for Brody this week !

Brody has worked his way towards swimmer of the week firstly by turning his ears on and listening well to his teacher Ella and from this he has now got the hang of his freestyle , bubbles and all !

He also managed a special challenge and pushed himself to see just how far he could go on his back - he did 8 lengths ! That's 80m ! That's brilliant Brody!

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Week of Thursday 23rd of August

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Briar Fleming

Briar only just started this term but has amazed us with her progress !

She has come along so well in both confidence and skills that her teacher Jaxon had no doubt in his mind she deserved swimmer of the week !

For all the other kids out there that want swimmer of the week Briar earnt this by now relaxing during her starfish floating meaning she can do it for much longer and have some chill out time;
having wonderfully straight legs during both gliding and streamline kicking AND showing massive improvement from doing her freestyle with help from Jaxon to doing it all by herself !

Great to see Briar growing so much in confidence and independence ! Keep up the great swimming !

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Week of Monday 20th of August

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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte is such a diligent wee swimmer and shes worked hard not just this lesson but every lesson.

Honorable mention goes to her kicking and arms both of which we've seen a massive improvement in with her legs now kicking without being bendy and her arms coming right out of the water and pointing to the stars ! She's starting to look like a real freestyler because at crabs you've got to learn arms, legs, bubbles and breathing ! So much to learn but Charlotte takes it in her stride and has earnt swimmer of the week !

Keep up the great swimming Charlotte !

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Week of Monday 13th of August

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Matilda Barron

Matilda is always smiling and happy in class. She has learnt to float unsupported and kick with long legs now which has made her swimming exceptional

She is working hard on her breath control and diving down to pick up treasures now with the rest of her sprats class

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Week of Friday 3rd of August

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Sarah Venables

Even our littlest swimmers can be wee champs !

And Sarah is leading the way with the huge steps forward she's made in her swimming !

She can now float on her back like a beautiful starfish all by herself, has mastered her kicking on her front and her big circle arms are improving every single week !

Keep up the great swimming Sarah - Your teacher Aimee loves lessons with you !

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Week of Thursday 26th of July

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Liam Turner

Liam has cracked it and managed to score the first swimmer of the week for Term 3 !

He's manged to do this because not only this week but every week he tries his absolute best in classes with Madde. He pays careful attention to the tips she gives him on how to improve and its showing across both his freestyle and backstroke technique.

On top of all this he has a brilliant attitude not only swimming but the other kids in the class too and is a great role model !

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Week of Saturday 7th of July

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Regan Hislop

Regan has worked so hard in his pirates class this term !

He has now managed to get his arms and legs working nice and straight with both his freestyle and backstroke and has built up his stamina so he no longer needs to take as many breaks.

And being able to now breath on both sides has made such a difference to his swimming and made freestyle a lot easier - just a bit more work on his sidekick and it'll be perfect so keep working hard!

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Week of Monday 25th of June

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Jensen Hoeta

Jensen is in Incredibles and the level's name says it all ! Her technique for both freestyle and backstroke is awesome ! Jensen listens to every bit of critique and feedback and aims to improve her swimming every week whether its free, back or breaststroke which she is currently learning. She's managed to nab swimmer of the week due to her unrivaled willingness to try new things and keep trying until she gets it perfect !

Brilliant attitude and brilliant swimming Jensen !

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Week of Monday 18th of June

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Seoirse Keegan

Seoirse has been working brilliantly with Rachel working towards her goals !

She started out learning the basic streamline glide and kicking and now has gone from starting in through crabs, stingers and is now working her way through Pirates!

We are so proud of her progress and thought she should know that too !

Well done Seoirse ! Keep up the great swimming !

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