Puni Swimmer of the week

Week of Monday 15th of April

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Emma Matthews

Emma was our swimmer of the week as she has become such a strong little swimmer and is easily capable of swimming her freestyle strokes. She has worked hard on mastering her side kicking and getting this strong enough to help her when it comes to her breathing. She can now do her 3 arm pulls and breathing on her side while maintaining a good strong kick. She is also flying through the water when she does her kicking on her back !

Well done Emma !!

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Week of Monday 25th of February

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Audrey Stonehouse

Audrey has such a great attitude towards swimming and has arrived to every lesson excited for the lesson to come. She has such a will to learn and will try her best at everything. Even if it is too hard, she takes on instruction and will focus as hard as she can. Once she has got something she will continue to progress from there. We are working towards her freestyle without her standing to breathe, and we are so close to doing so every time consistently !!

You are such a pleasure to teach Audrey - keep it up !!

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Week of Tuesday 18th of December

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Jacob Holmes

Jacob is in our Incredible's level and has increased his fitness in swimming for his freestyle and backstroke, meaning he is now swimming a numerous amount of lengths. He has been working very hard each lesson on achieving his breaststroke kick technique in order for the whole stroke to be very nice and strong. Jacob has also been practicing his tumble turns, and these are getting better each week with him standing up less after he turns.

Amazing effort Jacob! Keep up the great effort!

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Week of Monday 17th of December

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Anisha Chandra

Our swimmer of the week is Anisha as she has such a love for the water and comes to each lesson with a big smile on her face ready to go. Her kick has improved immensely from when she first started and now has a great strong kick ! Her coordination with her arms and kicking is coming together very well, and is close to learning how to roll over on her side to breathe. No matter what it is, she tries her very best with everything and will keep practicing until she gets it.

You're a pleasure to teacher Anisha and are improving every lesson. Well done !

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Week of Monday 10th of December

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Addison Lord

Addison has recently moved up into our Incredibles level and is now able to swim 4 lengths of freestyle and backstroke without stopping. She has really improved her freestyle tumble turns and is now working on her backstroke turns, with counting her arms from the flags and pushing off on her back into streamline. She has also been working hard on her breaststroke kick which she has now improved on meaning she is now moving on to work on her timing for her breaststroke swim !
You're turning into a great little swimmer Addison, keep it up !

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Week of Monday 26th of November

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Oscar Hewitt

Our swimmer of the week this week is Oscar as he has been doing such good swimming after he was off for a while with a broken bone ! He came back to swimming and was working towards his big arms which he has now mastered very nicely. He started off with not too strong of a kick on his back, but after practise was doing it with ease - which helped him achieve his rotations also ! After a lot of hard work he was able to have all his goals ticked off so was able to graduate his Crabs class !

Amazing effort Oscar. Keep it up !

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Week of Monday 19th of November

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Luke Soppet

Our swimmer of the week Luke has been making such big improvements with his swimming over the last few weeks, especially when it comes to his kicking on his front and his back. He is now using nice big arms to work towards his freestyle. As his arms have improved he is now focusing on rolling over to breathe and he has been trying very hard to do so !

Awesome efforts Luke. Keep it up !

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Week of Sunday 11th of November

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Liam Bleakley

Our swimmer of the week is Liam as he has started to do swimming flips working towards his tumble turns. He has made huge progress on his breaststroke kick in the past few weeks also. He is now also able to swim 2 lengths consistently without stopping in freestyle and backstroke !
Great swimming Liam ! Keep it up

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Week of Monday 5th of November

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Annabelle Stevens

Our swimmer of the week is Annabelle as she has made huge progress in her swimming and her confidence in herself. Our main goal was working on her streamline kick on her back, and making it the whole length without standing. She is now doing this without any problems. Because her confidence on her back has improved she has also mastered her backstroke with this being nice and strong. She comes each week to swimming and tries her hardest with everything and it is all showing in her improvement with swimming.

Great work Annabelle ! Keep it up !

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Week of Monday 27th of August

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Brierley Te Rangi

Brierley has recently started rolling onto her side keeping her shoulder up while doing her freestyle strokes. She has also started to do her streamline kick the whole length without standing up. Her backstroke has improved so much. She is also remembering to turn her hands and is able to do the entire length of backstroke without stopping !

Keep up the great work Brierley !

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Week of Monday 13th of August

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Jake Bleakley

Our swimmer of the week this week goes to Jake because he has come a very long way since he has started swimming with us ! He now has a very strong kick and is able to do this with amazing rocket arms all by himself. He is now able and confident in doing his arm rotations with his kicking and can make it all the way to the flags. We have also been working on his starfish on his back which he is starting to master very well ! And not only has his swimming and confidence come along way, he also comes to lessons every week with the biggest smile on his face and is always willing to give everything a go !

Keep up the great work Jake, you are doing so well 😊

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Week of Thursday 2nd of August

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Isla Williams

Isla has been trying very hard to keep her legs long and straight when kicking with her tappy toes, as you can see in the video! She has also been working on keeping her arms straight when doing her big arms and kicks and doing as many arm circles before she stands up to have a breath. She has now gotten a lot stronger and faster at getting back safely to the wall after jumping into the pool.

You are doing such a great job Isla, keep it up !

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Week of Thursday 28th of June

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Joseph Hughes

Our swimmer of the week this week goes to our amazing swimmer Joseph because he has now begun kicking on his back with no assistance from his teacher and is able to do this consistently. Due to him being able to kick so well on his back, it means he is now confident and able to accomplish his rotations. Not only is he consistent with attending his lessons but he comes to swimming every single week with a big smile on his face and participates to his fullest no matter what activity they are doing.

Well Done Joe !!

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Week of Friday 22nd of June

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Courtney Wheeler

Courtney is our swimmer of the week for this week because she attends her swimming lesson each week and is trying her hardest to achieve what is needed. She will listen to instructions thoroughly and will be focused on what she has to do. She is now able to swim 15 meters of her freestyle without standing, and will do so with perfect arms and bubbles. She has been an absolute pleasure to teach and is heading in the right direction to become a great little swimmer !

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Week of Thursday 17th of May

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Theo Pugh

Theo has been very determined to float on his back without any help from his teacher. He has been working on his kicking and he has also improved in his streamlined kick. To top it all off he always brings his happy smiley self to swimming every week.

Keep up the good swimming Theo !

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Week of Wednesday 9th of May

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Sasan Golchin

Sasan has got much stronger in his breathing position and he has made a huge improvement with his kicking technique (on his front and back) He also has been remembering to take a breath when rolling to his side.

Keep up the good work Sasan!

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Week of Wednesday 9th of May

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Our swimmer of the week this week has nailed her streamline glide in a matter of lessons! She is on her way to developing a nice strong kick and is now keeping her chin down every time she does her swimming. Moega is keeping her big arms nice and straight and we have even introduced her pillow into swimming!

Keep up the good work Moega!

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