Jacob makes a big splash in swimming world!


18 December 2019

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This is exactly what Jacob Boyle did… and his new job is going swimmingly!

The 18-year-old has made a big splash since he started work at Summerfield Leisure Centre in Hastings in August.

And it’s fair to say he’s really enjoying life as a swimming teacher with Freedom Leisure.

Jacob got in touch with Optivo after his mum spotted a post about this opportunity on our Facebook site.

IMAGE: Lisa, from Optivo, talks to JacobHe said: “Optivo have helped me with doing work experience to getting my qualification to having an actual paid job. Working with a lady called Lisa (pictured right) from day one with Optivo, she’s helped me the whole way through. Anything I need to ask, I shoot her a message, she’ll get straight back to me with the details I need. Everything’s been straight forward and easy to understand. It’s been quite an easy and good transition to this job.”

Jacob’s job involves teaching young children all the way up to more accomplished swimmers.

Martin Eglington, Active Communities Officer at Freedom Leisure, added: “Jacob's leading on his own classes on a weekly basis. It’s great for him in his first job in the leisure industry which I know he has a broader interest in as well. Hopefully it’ll be a first step for him working within this industry.”

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