04 June 2018
Persimmon Homes, the national house builder, has generously donated £1,000 to help Poole Swimming Club replace ageing equipment critical to swimmers and to fund continued professional development of coaching.
PSC was chosen to receive the money by Persimmon Homes South Coast based in Fareham through its Community Champions Scheme. Persimmon Homes chose the group to benefit from its monthly match-funded donation.
Poole Swimming Club President, Corrine McCrea said "Recent results have pushed our club to be one of the best in the country. We are heavily dependent on fundraising to meet professional coaching costs and equipment for our highly competitive swimmers and other members alike. We are now encouraging our volunteers, aged 18 to 25, to teach our younger children and are raising funds for the running of the club and for training purposes too."
"Offering coaching courses will not only improve the quality of the teaching but ensure that all swimmers achieve their best potential. We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough for their support."
Matt Paine, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, added: “We are delighted to be able to help Poole Swimming Club in this way. Learning to swim is an essential life skill, but this club clearly makes a huge difference to young swimmers eager to excel at their sport. ”