Published: October 17, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea pool short-listed for Swim School Of The Year award

Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports Academy could be named the UK's Swim School of the Year later this week.

The facilities in Berrow Road, Burnham have been short-listed for the award, along with two other swimming schools, in the annual Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards.

The winner is set to be announced at a ceremony in Sheffield this Saturday (20th October).

The academy's owners, Mark and Sara Cox-Conklin, pictured, told this week they are delighted to have reached the final three.

Sara said: "It's a huge honour to be recognised as one of the UK's top swim schools and we are excited about this week's awards."

Burnham's Swim and Sports Academy is up against Havering & Hornchurch School of Swimming, based in Essex, and Quackers Swim School, based in Nottingham.

The award is given to a swim school which provides an excellent service to its members and assists the development of its swimmers and staff, while continually striving to achieve high standards.

Mark and Sara saved the 30 year-old pool from closure in 2008 and re-launched it as the privately-run Burnham Swim and Sports Academy. During its first year, the academy saw 350 children take lessons each week and it now has 967 students.

Saturday's ceremony will be hosted by GB Aquatic Olympians Nick Robinson Baker, Hannah Miley and Jenna Randall.

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