Students from Alde Valley Academy complete Great East swim at Alton Water

On Saturday 20th June, 13 students from across the Academy completed the ½ mile or mile swim. The students were part of the Suffolk Sport Sportivate programme led by Matthew Dye. It was a 12 week programme, where students had weekly pool sessions, their swimming abilities ranged from fairly able, to those who could just swim 25 metres. None whom had ever swum in a cold water lake or whilst wearing a wet suit!
Matthew commented on how the group were very supportive of each other throughout the whole programme, some also had the challenge of juggling their GCSE exams during this period.