Carmarthenshire children make huge splash at disability swimming gala

Carmarthenshire schoolchildren have been making a huge splash at this year’s disability swimming gala.
More than 70 children from across the county took part in the three-hour Disability Sport Wales swimming feast at the town’s leisure centre.
Forty races including 25, 50 and 100m freestyle, 25, 50m backstroke and a 25m breaststroke were completed during the morning session.
The event, in its 11th year, finished with a 25m female and male Breaststroke sprint.
The children were joined by sport students from Coleg Sir Gar who volunteered as timekeepers and runners for the one day event.
Llanelli Swimming Club coach Ian Howell was official starter for all races and took times for talent identification purposes. At the end of the event evaluation forms were given out to see who would like to join the Learn to Swim programme across the county.
The council’s Learn to Swim scheme provides an inclusive programme at its Carmarthen, Llanelli and Amman Valley leisure Centres, and Llandovery Swimming Pool.
Children of any age, size or ability can take part and as children move from stage to stage and become more confident, the skills become more challenging and they are introduced to new skills as they become better.
The programme is delivered by the council’s qualified sports and leisure team, through Actif Aqua activities.
Parents are being encouraged to book immediately because there are no waiting lists.
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