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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.
• 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.
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.