A SPECIAL certificate has been presented to a swimming club in Bulwell that has been keeping youngsters fit for 26 years.
Ken Martin Aquatics Club, which is based at the Ken Martin Leisure Centre on Hucknall Lane, teaches children how to swim and specialises in lifesaving skills.
Members were invited to Nottingham Council House by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Coun Leon Unczur (Lab), who gave them the certificate.
Since its launch, the club has raised more than £20,000 for good causes.
Club president Maureen Weaver said: “It was really pleasing to go to the Council House to receive the certificate. We have about 90 members now and we teach them really vital skills, such as first aid and resuscitation, which are skills for life.”
Youngsters who are part of the club paid tribute, including brothers Jack (seven) and George Ginger (nine).
Both learned to swim with Ken Martin Aquatics, and George swam a mile for charity last year.
Coun Jackie Morris (Lab), a Bulwell member of Nottingham City Council, said it was “heartwarming” to see an organisation run by volunteers stand the test of time.