Get ready for the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2023
Posted: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 12:02
British Blind Sport is delighted to be partnering with Swim England to host this year's National Youth Swimming Gala. The free event will take place on Sunday, November 19th, from 1-5pm at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Rd, Solihull B91 1NB. The event provides a fantastic opportunity for young people who are blind or partially sighted aged 3-17 from all over the UK to participate in fun and competitive activities.
Th BBS National Youth Swimming Gala has been running successfully for over 20 years. This year's event will be split into three sections - the Gala, swimming lessons and diving lessons.
The races in this year's Gala will include:
- 25/50/100m front crawl
- 25/50/100m backstroke
- 25/50/100m breaststroke
- 25/50/100m butterfly
- 25/50/100m freestyle
The fun races will include:
- The Jangles fun race
- The float fun race
- The noodle fun race
- The Jangles/float/noodle medley fun race
Vicky Cook, Participation Officer at British Blind Sport, said: "The National Youth Swimming Gala is an important event for our young members. It enables participants of all abilities to develop their skills, compete against and socialise with others who share similar life experiences and ultimately become better competitors. The event is also a great way for children learning to swim to make new friends and experience swimming in a safe and welcoming environment."
Alaina MacGregor, CEO of British Blind Sport, said: "The National Youth Swimming Gala is our flagship event. We receive such positive feedback, and we love seeing the difference that just one event can make in the lives of young people with sight loss. We would encourage children, whether they want to gain confidence in the water or take their first steps towards competitive swimming, to join us at our 2023 event and achieve their potential in the water."
If you would like to take part in this year's National Youth Swimming Gala, please complete the following form to register: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/forms/view/swimminggala2023
For any queries on this event, please contact our Participation Officer, Vicky Cook, by calling 07983498120 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.