Lancashire schools make a splash at Disability Swim Gala

Schools across Lancashire battled it out in the pool to achieve medal glory at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games Disability Swimming Gala event.

Over 250 pupils from secondary schools across Lancashire met at Lancaster-based Salt Ayre Leisure Centre on March 11.

Pupils from special schools across Lancashire took the Disability Swimming Gala event by storm, competing to bring home gold, silver and bronze medals spanning across a number of different swimming disciplines – races aimed to give each pupil the opportunity to have fun and compete.

Young sporting leaders from Lancaster and Morecambe College and Our Lady’s Catholic College provided support at the event, helping to time and score races, while bounce juggler Thomas Bounce, who made it through to the Britain’s Got Talent 2013 semi-finals, performed to kick off the event in style

The event was organised by the county’s School Games Organisers and marks the start of the larger SPAR Lancashire School Games. Now in its ninth year, it is the biggest school games scheme in the county and is sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director from James Hall & Company Ltd, said:

“The Disability Swimming Gala marks an exciting year for fully inclusive sport in Lancashire. The event has been designed to ensure each child is challenged in a fun way. It was fantastic to see such high levels of sportsmanship and team spirit. A huge congratulations to everyone involved.”

Schools across the county are competing in a host of other sports including; football, rounders, Boccia, athletics and tennis in a bid to make it through to the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals in June.

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