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 Day’ for athletes with a disability on Sunday 10 July.
The Aquatic Centre’s Inclusion Coordinator Lois Hewitt 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,” she said.
“And the Come and Try Day is all about giving our Shire’s residents living with a disability the opportunity to have some fun and perhaps give some 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 Day is free and open to all athletes regardless of age.
“Our state-of-the-art aquatic and exercise centre is heated year-round and has full access,” Ms Hewitt added.
“We think it’s the perfect venue to host the Come and Try Day and look forward to a great day of competition and fun.”
The Special Olympics Come and Try Day will be held from 12 noon until 5pm on Sunday 10 July 2016.
Entry forms are available from the Aquatic Centre, Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre or simply turn up on the day.
Competitors, family and friends are welcome to attend.
“The Special Olympics really is a fabulous organisation that strives to create a better world through acceptance and inclusion of all people, especially those with an intellectual disability,” Ms Hewitt added.
“Belgravia Leisure is thrilled to partner with Wingecarribee Shire Council to host this very special event.”
The Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre is managed by Belgravia Leisure and is located at 8 Kirkham Street, Moss Vale.
For more information or to register for the Special Olympics Come and Try Day phone the Aquatic Centre on 02 4868 1967 or email email@example.com.