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Swimming sessions for disabled youth

Swim BC, Kamloops Classic Swimming and the City of Kamloops are welcoming children and youth with a disability to participate in a complimentary pool session with a certified team of swim coaches.

Learning how one’s body moves and responds in the water, a swimmer with a disability will find a new freedom that may have never been experienced before.

Every swimmer, along with their instructor, will learn about their abilities in the water and will work together to develop a swimming style that is best suited to the swimmer.

Swim BC / Swimming Canada’s philosophy on developing a swimmer is  based on four basic premises.

The four-pillar approach is water-safe, athlete-first, empowerment and autonomy, and improved lifestyle.

There are two sessions this weekend:

• See Yourself Swimming (ages 5 to 11)

Prerequisite: Children must be comfortable in the water.

Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Course #206382

• See Yourself Swimming (ages 12 to 19)

Prerequisite: Youth must be able to swim 1 x 25-metre length of the pool.

Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Course #206383

Both sessions will take place at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and are free of charge.

Register by calling 250-828-3655.

For more information, go online here.



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