The Nation’s biggest ever swimming campaign is about to be launched on the 25th July to coincide with the start of the School Holidays. British Swimming and the BBC have teamed up with local pools in order to launch the ‘Big Splash’ initiative, with the aim of getting more people into the swimming pool.
The celebrity-backed campaign aims to inspire people – no matter what their age and ability – to take to the water and discover swimming as an easy way to stay healthy, while having fun!
Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool, The Healthy Living Centre (Staveley) and Creswell Leisure Centre, are just a few local pools taking part, please check directly with other pools to see if they are taking part. Each participating pool, will be running a range of Big Splash-themed events – from aqua-fun sessions and reduced price sessions to crash course swimming lessons.
Swimmers can also access a whole host of tips and online tools to help track their progress and reach their goals, whatever they may be, on the Big Splash website (www.swimming.org/bigsplash) It is not just about fitness but about making new friends, discovering new pools and completing some challenges along the way.
Participants can also download themselves a free iPhone app ‘Splashpath’. I have just downloaded this great little app and allows you to find details of your nearest swimming pool and opening times. You can also use the app to set yourself challenges, for example the equivalent lengths of a Channel Swim and help you to track your progress in the pool. The Big Splash initiative has inspired to kick start my fitness training and as a result, I am going to try and complete all of the challenges (this may take a while; 7542 lengths) but I will keep you up to date on my progress!
For more information about the Big Splash and ‘Splashpath’ visit the website at www.ne-derbyshire.gove.uk/just-do-more
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