Surrey Choices colleague impresses at a national swimming competition
Rubens King joined our EmployAbility team as an Employment Support Specialist but also as someone we support. As well as supporting people to find internships, volunteering and paid roles, Rubens is a competitive swimmer in his spare time. Recently he competed in the Masters Short Course Nationals 2021 at the Sheffield Ponds Forge Centre.
Rubens competed in a three-day competition, with a schedule that involved middle to long distance swimming events in the following order; 200 Meters Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Backstroke, 4×50 Medley Relay, 200 Breaststroke and the 400 Individual Medley.
Sheffield saw some impressive swims by Rubens, taking home two silvers and a bronze. He achieved a personal best (PB) time in the 200 Individual Medley coming 4th and came 6th in the 200 Butterfly.
On the second day he got another PB in his leg of the 4×50 Medley Relay winning silver and on day three achieved a Bronze in the 200 Breaststroke and Silver in the 400 Individual Medley which was swam 25 minutes after the 200 Breaststroke!
Commenting on the day, Rubens mentioned:
“This event highlighted a lot of progression which reinforces all the effort I have put into my swimming career and life choices more widely. I am grateful for the team at Surrey Choices for their empowering professional and personal support”
He also received plenty of support and congratulations from colleagues and his coach.
“Well done you!” – Becky Grammel, West Surrey Service Coordinator.
“Many Congratulations Rubens – certainly a great achievement” – Christina Earl, Head of Innovation and Business Development.
“Rubens PBs every time he jumps in the pool.” – Rubens’ Swim Coach at Woking Swim Club.
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