Free Inspired to Try taster sessions aim to discover next generation of para-swimmers

Clubs across the country are hosting free taster sessions to help discover the next generation of para-swimmers as part of the Commonwealth Games Inspired to Try campaign. 

The sessions will be hosted by 12 clubs throughout July and August and aim to get disabled youngsters more active in the water.

Places can now be booked on the sessions which are for youngsters aged between six and 17 years old with physical and sensory impairments.

Great Britain’s Maisie Summers-Newton and Ellie Robinson are just two swimmers who were ‘discovered’ at para-swimming taster sessions – and between them, they have both gone on to win Paralympic, world, European and Commonwealth titles.

Martin Lees, Swim England para-swimming development manager, said: “Birmingham 2022 is only weeks away and I am excited to see English para-swimmers compete with some of the world’s best.

“Hopefully they will enjoy plenty of success and we will see them on the podium.

“It’s good to see swimmers such as Poppy Maskill and Maisie Summers-Newton, who have come through the Swim England talent pathway, get the chance to compete on the international stage in front of a home crowd.

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