Latest news in Yorkshire: Published March 06, 2019 02:12:40 PM
An Oceans of Fun Day event will be hosted at Aston and Wath Leisure
Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre and Wath-upon-Dearne Leisure Centre are
delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Oceans of Fun Day
exclusive events on Sunday 24 March 2019.
These events will be attended by Olympic and British Champion athletes,
Grant Turner and Genevieve Randall.
Zoggs, is continuing its campaign to encourage and inspire more children
to actively get involved in aquatic sports and has teamed up with Total
Swimming, set up by Olympian Steve Parry, to run another series of
events across the country providing up to 150 free spaces (at each
event) for kids aged 7 to 14 years old to experience different aquatic
sports such as mini water polo, synchronised swimming and fast swimming.
Grant Turner is a British swimmer who has competed for Great Britain in
the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Genevieve Randall is a GB synchro swimmer, competed in junior Olympics
as well as senior worlds.
The event will feature a morning at Aston 9.30am to 12.15pm and an
afternoon at Wath 1.30pm to 4.15pm, full of skills and games across the
different aquatic disciplines – Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, CPR,
Rookie Lifeguard and Competitive Swimming – with every participant
getting the chance to try each of the activities by rotating through the
Each station will be led by an Olympic or Commonwealth athlete, an
expert in the discipline, who will provide instruction and encourage the
The athletes will be introduced at the beginning of the event and the
children (and their families) will have the opportunity to meet the
Olympians outside of the pool for autographs, photos and the showing of
Olympic and Commonwealth medals.
Each child will receive a Zoggs Oceans of Fun swimming hat and be
presented with a medal at the end of the event – after having the chance
to race against an Olympian!
Steve Parry said: “We are really excited to have teamed up with Zoggs to
run this series of Zoggs Oceans of Fun Days. Zoggs is a swim brand with
a real passion for swimming and by using role models in the form of
Olympic and Commonwealth athletes, we hope to inspire, motivate and
educate young people who will have the chance to come along and take
part in these events for free. They will not only learn a huge amount at
these events but get a once in a lifetime chance to swim against a top
athlete and, we hope, begin to understand the benefits, and enjoyment,
of adopting an active, healthy lifestyle.”
Spaces are limited and booking up fast so children keen to sign up for
this unique event, should contact the Leisure Centres directly.
Participants must be aged between 7 and 14 years old and able to swim 25
metres unaided. Everyone taking part must have registered and completed
a consent form.
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