News from Kamloops

December 11, 2012

See Yourself Swimming - For Swimmers with a Disability

Kamloops, B.C. - Swim BC, Kamloops Classic Swimming, and the City of Kamloops welcome 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 with this newfound information they 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 very simple and is based on four basic premises. The Four Pillar Approach is: Water Safe, Athlete First, Empowerment and Autonomy, and Improved Lifestyle.

See Yourself Swimming (ages 5 to 11)
Prerequisite: Children must be comfortable in the water.
Saturday, December 15 from 2:30 to 3:05 pm
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, December 15 from 3:10 to 3:45 pm
Course #206383

Both sessions take place at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and are free of charge. Register by calling 250-828-3655. For more information visit www.swimming.ca/seeyourselfswimming.

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Media Contact:
Heidi Ogilvie, Aquatics Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3754
hogilvie@kamloops.ca

Program Contact: Rosalyn Fast, 604-365-0593, rosalynfast@swimbc.ca
Head Coach: Brad Dalke, headcoach@swimkamloops.com