BBS Virtual National Youth Swimming Event!

British Blind Sport Virtual Youth Swimming Event 2021

Dive into sport with the BBS Virtual National Youth Swimming Event! The sessions will be hosted together with our partners Swim England and Strong Lines Physio. We are delighted to announce our guest presenter British Paralympic Swimmer Hannah Russell MBE!

Event Schedule (this information is subject to change) 

Date: Saturday 27th March 2021.
Location: Virtual Zoom Conference

10.00am-11.00am: Swim England Q&A
12.00pm-1.00pm: Get active with Hannah Russell MBE
3.00pm-4.00pm: Injury Prevention Webinar with Stronglines Physio and Fred Braithwaite
5.00pm-6pm: Paralympic Games Quiz hosted by David Melville BBS

We welcome children from 3 to 17 years of age and their families to get involved in the virtual event. Participants are welcome to attend all or select sessions based on their interests. The sessions will provide an opportunity to increase blind and partially sighted children's involvement in swimming and support new opportunities within the sport. Attendees will also receive a medal and a certificate of participation!

Alaina MacGregor, CEO of British Blind Sport said, "The BBS Swimming Gala has grown year upon year since its inception. It is our flagship event and a day where we get to interact with our young service users and see how they are flourishing through physical activity. Due to the ongoing restrictions and closures of swimming pools, we have ultimately decided to transform our Gala into a virtual event that our members can engage with at home. As the pandemic unfolds, it is more important than ever to keep athletes focused and to open up opportunities for them to return to competitive sport. A virtual swimming event is an innovative way for us to continue supporting our community and for swimmers to challenge themselves and become better competitors. The event is also a wonderful opportunity for our youngest users. We hope to inspire them to become active and participate in swimming, once it is safe to do so."

Use Your Noodle! Get Creative to WIN.

The fun doesn't stop just because we can't get in the pool! Write, draw, paint, build, photograph, video or record a creative project to show BBS how you and your family have kept active at home! The winner of each age group (U11's and U17's) will be selected by Hannah Russell MBE and presented with a BBS goodie bag.

Email submissions to no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday, March 31st. Entries submitted after this date may not be entered into the competition.

We will also be giving away a Swim England Goody Bag to the winner of our Paralympic Quiz!


Further Information

To find out further information about the BBS Virtual National Youth Swimming Event please contact David Melville, Participation Officer.

Telephone: 01926 424 247