Published: September 22, 2010
Top award for 'outstanding' Burnham-On-Sea swimming teacher

Andy Holt, Burnham-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy's Head Swimming Teacher, has this week been named the best 'Learn to swim teacher in the South West of England'.

The ASA - the English national governing body for swimming - announced the decision at its annual awards gala.

This sought-after award recognises the outstanding contribution made by Andy in developing children's swimming skills.

Burnham Swim & Sports Academy bosses Mark and Sara Cox Conklin are delighted that he has received the honour.

"He heads up the Swim Academy, and has built up a team of teachers that deliver modern high quality lessons underpinned by a comprehensive and progressive teaching programme based upon the sound principles of the ASA," Sara told

An ASA spokesman said: "The work Andy Holt has being doing at Burnham-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy to increase and develop the learn to swim programme is outstanding and to be such a leader and motivator to children in the pool, creating exit routes for further activity and supporting and encouraging colleagues, deserves recognition."

Andy is pictured above with ASA Coaching Systems Officer for the South West and West Midlands, Kelly Gaffney, and (top) with the owners of Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, Mark Conklin and Sara Cox-Conklin


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