Saturday, February 06, 2010


Last night we went to the annual award ceremony for Welwyn Garden City Swimming Club. Beth is a member of their Life Saving Branch. She has been learning lifesaving for the past year or so and is really enjoying it. (Taking after her big brother!!)
Last week I received a call from the club to say that she had won an award for her age group and to check on the spelling of her name. We kept it a secret from her. The next problem was getting her to go to the award ceremony without her becoming suspicious. Luckily they held the presentation at Birchwood Leisure centre, after the awards they had an hour to play in the Fun Zone. (Beth is far too big to take part in one of their public sessions so this was a one time only chance!!)
The award for Lifesaving was right at the end of the main awards and Beth was getting restless, anxious to get into the Fun Zone, the look on her face when they read her name out was one of pure shock!! She couldn't believe it. (Even though they had mentioned that the same trophy had previously been won by her brother!) We are very proud of her.
So she now has a trophy for the next year to add to her trophy shelf!!


Brodders said...

Give my congratulations to Beth :) xx

Raymonde said...

Well done to Beth. I love it when Mums and Dads keep good news secret to see the look on their kids' faces. Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Karen Lange said...

How exciting! Give my congratulations to Beth:)

Andrea said...

Congratulations, Beth!!

Great blog. I just joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
Blessings, andrea

Jen said...

Go Beth! I love how you kept it a surprise for her - the look on her face must have been priceless. b

jo said...

Congratulations Beth!!

David Cranmer said...

Congrats to Beth and her award!

Travis Erwin said...

Winner winner Chicken dinner!

Life is Life said...

Thanks everyone :D
yes it was a shock, i didnt hv a clue!