Saturday, June 04, 2016

Volunteer Week 2016 – Saying thank you to Louise Fleming

"You do have to be committed but it is good to have something active in your life other than work." Louise Fleming

The annual campaign, established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day. Volunteers are the heartbeat of our sport so we would like to use the next 12 days as an opportunity to say ‘thank you’.

While we will focus on some individuals about why they volunteer, our thanks are not just limited to them. We say thank you to everyone who gives of their time so freely to support the aquatics community across Scotland.

Today we meet Louise Fleming, to find out a bit more about how and why she became a volunteer.

What club are you involved with?

Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club

How did you get involved in volunteering?

My mum volunteered as a coach at the club and I trained there. When I got older I wasn't enjoying training any more so I moved to coaching.

What do you get out of being a volunteering?

I like being on poolside, watching the girls perform and helping them get better.

What would you say to someone who was thinking about volunteering?

You do have to be committed but it is good to have something active in your life other than work.

What is your volunteering highlight?

Training camps to Lanzarote as they were fun and I got to know the girls outside the pool.

We have over 160 affiliated clubs where volunteer coaches help members not only achieve their goals, but exceed them. Thank you Louise and all our volunteer coaches for your hard work and commitment

For more information about volunteering in clubs please click here: http://www.scottishswimming.com/members/volunteers.aspx

For more information about volunteering in general please click here:

http://www.volunteerscotland.net/

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