CHILDREN are being offered the chance to try out swimming-based activities for free.
Water polo, synchronised swimming and fast swimming taster sessions will be held at Aston and Wath Leisure Centres on Sunday, March 24.
Olympic swimmer Grant Turner and Team GB and junior Olympics synchronised swimmer Genevieve Randall will be putting in an appearance to pass on tips to the youngsters.
The events are being sponsored by goggles and swimwear maker Zoggs and are suitable for children aged seven to 14.
There are 150 free places available at each event, with the Aston session running from 9.30am to 12.15pm and Wath session from 1.30pm to 4.15pm.
Each station will be led by an Olympic or Commonwealth athlete, an expert in the discipline, who will provide instruction and encourage the children.
As well as sporty tasters, there will also be the chance to find out more about learning CPR and lifeguard skills.
Children and their families will have the opportunity to meet the sports stars outside of the pool for autographs, photos and the showing of Olympic and Commonwealth medals.
Each child will receive a Zoggs Oceans of Fun swimming hat and be presented with a medal at the end of the event — after having the chance to race against an Olympian!
Spaces are limited and can be booked on 01709 870120 for Wath or 0114 294 2580 for Aston Leisure Centre.
Children taking part must be aged between seven and 14 and able to swim 25 metres unaided.
Everyone taking part must have registered and completed a consent form.
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