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Up to 40 swim school participants took to the water at Aquamoves over the weekend in a ‘Come and Try’ Swimming Carnival, the result of a joint initiative between the Shepparton Swimming Club and Aquamoves aimed at encouraging young swimmers to get their first taste of competitive swimming.
Aquamoves Centre Manager Marcus Cook said the meet was a huge success and exceeded organisers’ expectations.
“We agreed that if 20 Aquamoves swim school kids participated then we could consider it worthwhile, so we were thrilled when 40 kids and their families turned out for the day.”
Members of the Shepparton Swimming Club operated as time keepers and marshals for the meet and were also there to provide the young participants with plenty of encouragement as they took part in the various 25 m and 50 m swimming races on offer.
Shepparton Swimming Club President Phil Guthrie said he was extremely pleased with the outcome of the day.
“I could not be prouder of the friendly and professional manner in which our swimmers conducted the event and it was fantastic to see so many kids with big smiles on their faces enjoying the day.”
“We are also extremely grateful for the support provided by Aquamoves in staging this and all our meets. It was everything we hoped it could be” Mr Guthrie said.
Every child who participated in the ‘Come and Try’ Swimming Carnival was rewarded for their efforts with a swimming cap, goggles and stickers, all kindly donated by the Swim Vic Dolphin program.