A RUNCORN swim school celebrated its members at its first awards evening.

Beechwood Swim School, based at Beechwood Community Centre, welcomed Stanley the seal who handed out badge and certificates last month.

Eileen Meredith, Managing Director for Beechwood Community Centre, said ‘It was lovely to see so many children and their families at the event on Friday, all of the children have done so well on their swimming lessons and have achieved excellent results already since the scheme began in April 2014. 

"We began the scheme with around 250 students but have now increased the numbers to 400 students in a very short space of time."