Para Swimming event comes to Formby with Formby Swimming Club and Swim England

Following the success in Rio 2016, the FSC Committee looked at how the Club worked with para swimmers and realised that there was no pre-planned pathway for para swimmers to approach the Club and become involved in competitive swimming. So we thought we would do something about this.

Para swimming is regular swimming adapted for athletes with disabilities, swimmers are classified according to the nature and extent of their disability, which enables swimmers with similar levels of function to compete against each other.

Formby Pool has always invited disabled swimmers to the site and offered swimming opportunities so it seemed sensible for the Swimming Club and Formby Pool to come together and develop this facility for competitive swimmers within the Club.

The Club approached British Swimming and were put in contact with specialist advisers at Swim England, who have worked in partnership with the Club to train staff and set up a specialist para swimming trial event.

Through this significant investment, wannabe para swimmers now have the chance to attend Formby Swimming Club on Sunday 14 May 2017, to have a trial swim.

This is a search for committed individuals with real swimming potential to attend the pool, people who want to swim, race and train on a regular basis and a desire win medals, but at the same time we also want to hear from people who are just considering starting down this route and want to know more about para swimming and give it a try.

So if you have a disability and would like to try swimming why don’t you get in touch and book into our para swim event.

The event in May is for people who can already swim, but non swimmers please get in touch and we will sort something out to get you in the water.

So there are no age limits, no gender preferences, just get in touch and we’ll take it from there. Register for the event contact chris.armstrong@swimming.org Moble: 07787 269 306 alternatively email Formby Swimming club at:
galaadmin@formbyswimmingclub.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!