Press Release for the 2018 Thame Para-Swimming Event:
2018 Thame Para-Swimming Event
Thame & District Lions Club (CIO) are extremely pleased and proud to announce the first Thame Para-Swimming Event which will be held at Better’s Thame Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th March 2018.
The event’s activities, organised and run on our behalf by, Thame Swimming Club, in association with Swim England Para-Swimming, is open to para-swimmers aged 6 years and over. They’ll be invited to take part in a range of fun activities including a short 25-metre race. Swimmers will race one to a lane and will be timed. Those requiring support will be able to have someone swimming alongside them.
Commenting on the event, Mike Holms-Sharp from Thame & District Lions Club said: “We hope that para-swimmers of all ages will take part. Not only will it be great fun, it’ll also offer swimmers the chance to experience the competitive buzz with spectators cheering them on from poolside. We might even identify some local talent for the 2020 Paralympic Games.”
Colin Williams, Better’s Community Sports Manager added: “We’re delighted to be able to support this event by hosting it at Thame Leisure Centre. Swimming offers a host of physical and psychological benefits to both the abled bodied and disabled and can provide a real sense of freedom.”
Will Hard, Communications Manager of Thame Swimming Club said: “We are delighted to be supporting the first Thame & District Lions Para-Swimming gala and hope it becomes a regular event attracting local talent into competitive swimming. We are also grateful to Lucy Electric for sponsoring this event.”
This event provides swimmers with a Physical, Visual, Hearing and Intellectual (low IQ), a taster of para-swimming with the opportunity to race over a short distance.
Free To Enter
The normal £5 Entry Fee has been waived for the 2018 Thame Para-Swimming Event … but we wouldn’t say no to donations on the night to the Thame & District Lions Club (CIO), should participants wish to do so!
For More Information
Visit our website at … https://thameanddistrictlions.org.uk/2018-thame-para-swimming-event/
We look forward to hearing from you!
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