Leisure Lifestyle proudly announces that Ellie Welsh, a member of the Cefn Fforest Leisure Centre team, has been honoured with the prestigious title of Swim Wales Swim Teacher of the Year 2024. Ellie received this esteemed recognition at the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 20th January, in Cardiff.
The award is a testament to Ellie’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled swim lessons week after week. Her motivation to elevate standards and dedication to delivering a superior learning experience has set her apart. The recognition highlights Ellie’s exceptional ability to go the extra mile, ensuring her pupils receive the best possible aquatic education.
Ellie’s impact within her category extends beyond the technicalities of swimming. She has continuously improved the swimming abilities and confidence of both children and adults. Her extraordinary efforts transcend the pool’s edge, fostering an inclusive environment that allows everyone to enjoy, participate, learn, and even compete in aquatics. Ellie’s adaptability shines through as she tailors her teaching to meet the diverse needs of learners, including those with learning and physical disabilities.
In tandem with Ellie’s success, special recognition is extended to Jayne Evans of Caerphilly Leisure Centre, who achieved runner up status for the prestigious award. Jayne’s infectious enthusiasm and innovative teaching methods distinguish her as a remarkable aquatic teacher. Her unique approach, including hands-on demonstrations on poolside, has not only inspired young swimmers but propelled them from novices to open water competition participants. Jayne’s personal touch and dedication make her an exemplary figure among aquatic educators in Wales.
Leisure Lifestyle proudly notes that the Caerphilly County Borough had more nominees than any other part of Wales and takes immense pride in celebrating the accomplishments of Ellie Welsh and Jayne Evans. Their commitment to excellence aligns seamlessly with our mission to provide exceptional leisure experiences for individuals of all ages and achieve the ambitions set out in the Sport & Active Recreation Strategy.