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50+yr olds Great East Swim

What you will receive:

  • Twelve 45 minute coached training sessions with an experienced open water instructor at one of two locations
  • A free 3 month swimming pass to enable participants to train for the swim during the period from April – June
  • One/two open water training sessions details to be confirmed nearer the time.
  • Free wetsuit hire
  • Free entry to the Great East Swim

Participant Criteria:

  • Aged 50 plus at time of registration
  • This project is targeted at individuals who are currently inactive or suffering from a long term health condition such as type 2 diabetes, Cardiac Rehabilitation or Cancer i.e. not currently engaged on a regular basis in sporting / physical activity
  • Able to swim a minimum of 50m (2 lengths of the pool).
  • Commit to attending at least 8 of the 12 training sessions at your allocated pool.
  • Be available on the 17th June 2017 to participate in either the ½ or 1 mile swim at Alton Water
  • Payment of £30 (Value of the programme £200 per participant)
  • It is anticipated that participants would need to undertake additional swimming sessions, using their free pass, to those delivered by the Instructor/coach in order to be ready to participate in the event on the 18th June.

Course Locations:

IPSWICH

Venue: Crown Pools, Crown St, Ipswich IP1 3JA
Induction: 26th March 2017, 10:00 - 13:00
Starts: 2nd April 2017
Age group: 50+ yr olds
Day: Sunday
Time: 12:00 - 13:30

MILDENHALL

Venue: Mildenhall Swimming Pool, Recreation Way, Mildenhall, IP28 7HG
Induction: 25th March 2017, 16:00 - 19:00
Starts: 1st April 2017
Age group: 50+ yr olds
Day: Saturday
Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Register now:

You can register your interest now by clicking the links below and we will contact you to get you signed up. Or you can contact Carol, the programme coordinator for an informal chat about the project and discuss if its right for you. Carol Lukins / 07955 735514 / carol.lukins@suffolk.gov.uk

2016 Case Study Videos

Not 100% sure if this is the project for you then please watch the following videos, which we hope will inspire you to register your interest today

Great East Swim Project

Full details of the 2017 Great East Swim can be found at:

Ben Jackson

Sport Development Officer

Suffolk Sport

Address
C/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT
Telephone
07827 308649
Website
http://www.suffolksport.com
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