Pool session for disabled

MORPETH Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) has joined a programme to help the development of disabled swimmers.

Adults and children with a disability can now receive individual advice and assessment from a network of specialist swimming clubs across England.

They will help them to get started, enjoy the benefits of getting in the water and identify the best opportunities available to suit their needs.

MASC has recently become one of these hub clubs, working in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association to provide an assessment opportunity for any adult or child with a disability. They are invited to attend a session on Friday, April 5, at the Riverside Leisure Centre between 7pm and 8pm.

They will be greeted by trained club coaches and asked to complete a range of swim skills to determine their ability level.

After the initial assessment, swimmers will be directed to the appropriate swimming provision best suited to them across the county to ensure that they have the best opportunity of reaching their full potential. This could include local authority or private learn to swim schemes, local swimming clubs or regional teams.

If you are interested in taking your swimming further, but are unable to attend this first assessment session, contact MASC head coach, Jenny Glossop, via the club website (www.morpeth-asc.org.uk) for information on other forthcoming assessment opportunities.