Young Ethan, 7, is making waves in the swimming pool

Duncan Goodhew and Ethan Cheung SUS-140721-163056001
Duncan Goodhew and Ethan Cheung SUS-140721-163056001

Ethan Cheung has been presented with a top award by Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew for making waves in the pool.

Ethan won an Achiever of the Year accolade at this year’s Southern Water Learn to Swim awards which took place at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent, on July 20.

The seven-year-old, from Eastbourne, has swimming lessons with Boby Swim School.

He was among 25 swimmers to win an award, receiving medals and goodie bags while cheered on by families and swimming instructors.

After the prize-giving, guests enjoyed afternoon tea and then entertainment by the Big Bite-Size Plays Factory performing their Southern Water-commissioned show Down The Toilet.

Praising the winners, Duncan Goodhew, a long-time ambassador of the Southern Water Learn to Swim scheme, said, “We are here to celebrate the most committed swimmers, the best examples of courage – the award winners have either overcome something or are showing great tenacity and talent.

“ These children have put Olympic effort and Olympic courage into swimming.”

Southern Water’s Helen Sparkes added, “This event is always a highlight.”