Olympian to inspire young swimmers at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Adam Whitehead.

Olympian and Team GB breaststroke swimmer Adam Whitehead will inspire South Gloucestershire youngsters at a swimming campaign hosted by Australian swimwear brand Zoggs on Friday 1st August.

As part of Zoggs’ national Oceans of Fun Day campaign, the Active Leisure Centres in Bradley Stoke and Yate will be hosting a unique event for 7-14 year olds to experience different aquatic sports from mini water polo, synchronised swimming and fast swimming. Adam Whitehead will be helping to mentor youngsters and encourage people to try more diverse aquatic sports.

Over 2.9 million people were swimming once a week in 2013/14, making it the top sport by a significant margin according to Sport England’s Active People Survey. The survey also highlights that swimmers are the least likely to compete in competitions, leading to calls for greater awareness of competitive aquatic sports.

Mark Crutchley, Chief Executive of Circadian Trust, said:

“Since the Olympics in 2012 it is incredible to see the impact that all the sporting achievements have had on raising the awareness and importance of sport and healthy past-times.”

“Health and fitness is high on the political agenda. However many people in the UK still find accessing sport difficult and we are proud to run a diverse and interesting sports programme. The Zoggs’ Oceans of Fun Day campaigns are the perfect way to inspire the younger generation to get involved in aquatic sports.”

Zoggs’ Marketing and PR Manager David Annand said:

“For us, this is about introducing aquatic sports that many children will not have had the chance to experience. Success for us will be seeing the children who take part continue enjoying the freedom, fun and skills regular swimming and aquatic sports can bring. This is an extremely exciting initiative for everyone at Zoggs and we look forward to sharing our passion for swimming with thousands of children across the country.”

The morning session at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre will run between 9am-12noon with the afternoon session at Yate Leisure Centre running from 1.30pm-4pm.

If you would like to attend the event with your child, they must be between 7-14 years old and can swim a minimum of 25 metres.

For more information please call 0300 333 0300 or visit www.activecentres.org

Source: Press release issued on behalf of Circadian Trust.

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