Schools compete in swimming finals

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Schools compete in swimming finals

Corby East Midlands International Pool is getting ready to welcome schools from across the county to their water on Friday 23rd June 2017, as Northamptonshire Sport hosts the Northamptonshire School Games Swimming Gala.

This event is the finals for Northamptonshire and will see 10 teams of between 8 – 16 youngsters from years 5 and 6 race for the top spot. Races will include Mixed Medley Relay, Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Mixed Freestyle Relay and Cannon Relay.

Joanna Danvers, Sports Development Officer for Northamptonshire Sport, said:

‘We are delighted to welcome all school, pupils, teachers, assistants and parents to this fantastic venue – Corby East Midlands International Pool. It is wonderful to see how the School Games programme has developed in Northamptonshire and we are looking forward to seeing how the teams do.’

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:

‘First of all congratulations to all of the teams that have qualified for this event, you should all be very proud of your achievement and no matter what the outcome of today you are all winners for getting this far.

‘We wish the swimmers, schools, parents and organisers a great day at Corby East Midlands International Pool and hope as well as enjoying the event, they get the chance to visit Corby’s Town Centre and surrounding area whilst in the Borough.’

The School Gala will be taking place in the 25m pool from 12noon – 3.30pm, and therefore there will be no public swimming in this pool during this time. The 25m Adult Swim session has been cancelled but an alternative session is available in the 20m pool. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that the fun pool end, 20m pool and under 8’s pool will all remain open whilst the gala is taking place.

The Health Suite, Gym, Studio Classes and Cafe will also be open as usual.

Please visit Corby Borough Council’s website, www.corby.go.uk, for any further information on changes to the timetable.

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