On Sunday September 20, 150 local children aged 7- 14 years, enjoyed a morning of free aquatic activities at The Dolphin Leisure centre in Haywards Heath as part of their Oceans Of Fun event.
Sessions included water polo, synchronised swimming and fast swimming along with Rookie Lifeguard and CPR training.
Activities were led by three top TEAM GB swim stars - Kate Skelton (synchronised swimmer, London 2012 Olympian Adam Whitehead (breastroke swimmer, Sydney 2000 Olympian and European & Commonwealth champion) and Craig Figes (mens water polo captain, London 2012 Olympian) – who were on hand throughout to offer advice and support.
The kids were also given a motivational talk before the event, a chance to ‘race the Olympian and an opportunity for a picture with the swim stars, along with some free goodies.
Neil Williams, contract swim development manager for Places For People Leisure, said: ‘The Oceans Of Fun event was a great opportunity for local kids to try out lots of different aquatic sports and meet some of the countries leading aquatic talent – we hope it encouraged and inspired some swim stars of the future.”
He added: “Swimming pools have a massive part to play in helping kids get active in the future.
Our centres offer fun activities, events, lessons, swimming clubs and much more. For more information visit our website www.thedolphinleisurecentre.org”
Report and picture contributed by Places For People.