As part of their Disability and Inclusion program, the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre has teamed up with the Special Olympics to host a free ‘Come and Try Swim Meet’ for athletes with a disability on Sunday 2 December.
The Aquatic Centre’s Centre Manager Gareth Horner explained the concept of the event.
“The Special Olympics is a global movement that uses sport to improve the lives of people with an intellectual disability,” he said.
“The Come and Try Swim Meet is all about giving our Shire’s residents living with a disability the opportunity to have some fun and perhaps give one of the swimming events a go.”
The day will feature regular and short-swim events for athletes with a disability with all participants receiving a ribbon for competing.
Entry to the Special Olympics Come and Try Swim Meet is open and free to all athletes regardless of age or ability.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced champion or just starting out,” Gareth said. “Everyone is welcome to join in regardless of age or ability.”
“Our state-of-the-art aquatic and exercise centre is heated year-round and has full access.
“We think it’s the perfect venue to host this special event and look forward to a great day of fun.”
The Special Olympics Come and Try Swim Meet will be held from 12 noon until 5pm on Sunday 2 December 2018.
Entry forms are available from the Aquatic Centre and Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre. Entries close November 25.
Competitors, family and friends are also welcome to attend.
“The Special Olympics is a fabulous organisation that strives to create a better world through acceptance and inclusion of all people,” Gareth added.
“BlueFit is thrilled to partner with Wingecarribee Shire Council to host this very special event.”
The Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre is managed by BlueFit and is located at 8 Kirkham Street, Moss Vale.
For more information or to register for the Special Olympics Come and Try Swim Meet phone the Aquatic Centre on 02 4868 1967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.