Stoke Mandeville Stadium Launch new Sportivate Swimming sessions

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is helping keep teenagers and young adults in the Aylesbury area active in the new year with the launch of new Water Polo sessions and a further swimming class, which are due to begin on Tuesday 3rd January.

The new courses are being delivered locally as part of the Sportivate programme. Sportivate is a £32 million Lottery programme that gives teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14–25 access to attractive, affordable and accessible six-week courses in a range of sports and is supported by Bucks Sport Reactivate Programme.

What and when are these courses available?

Water Polo (14- 18 year olds) £29 for a 6 week block:

Starting Tuesday 3rd January from 8pm-8.30pm, the water polo six-week provides 14-18 year olds with an introduction to the rules of the game and skills required, and at the same time incorporating fitness and stamina in a fun environment. Book before 31st December 2011 and get the course at the special discounted rate of £18!!

Learn-to-swim courses and advanced swimming sessions (19-25 year olds) only £3 per lesson:

Starting Tuesday 3rd January from 8.30pm-9pm, Stoke Mandeville Stadium is offering private or group swimming sessions for all abilities. For more advanced swimmers, qualified instructors can help improve your technique or enhance your training if you’re preparing for a swimming or triathlon competition.

Ian Seabrook, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Stoke Mandeville Stadium commented:

“Sportivate is a great initiative to help engage young people in a range of sporting activities. We’re looking forward to welcoming more young people into our centres to take part in the new courses. We want to ensure that more teenagers and young adults have the opportunity to find a sporting activity that is both appealing and affordable, with the aim of supporting them into life-long participation. ”

The Sportivate programme is part of the Play strand of Sport England’s mass participation legacy programme ‘Places, People Play’, which was launched on 15 November 2010. Sportivate will provide a range of attractive and sustainable sporting activities for 14-25 year olds who are not choosing to participate in sport during their own time, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time.

For further information about the course and book a place contact the centre on 01296 484848.

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