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Paralympians take part in special swimming and diving taster at Harrogate Hydro

25 March

Paralympians Charlotte Henshaw and Matt Walker MBE will be passing on their skills and knowhow to local disabled swimmers at the Hydro in Harrogate on Saturday 25 March.

Harrogate Disability Swimming Hub Club has teamed up with Charlotte and Matt to provide a unique opportunity for disabled swimmers to come and try para-swimming and diving.  Both swimmers won medals at the London Paralympics of 2012

The event offers a chance to learn from Paralympic medallists and coaches, enjoy a variety of adapted activities and the opportunity find out more about para-swimming and diving opportunities in the Harrogate district.

The taster session is suitable for all disabled swimmers aged between eight and 20, who can swim a minimum of 25 metres and out of their depth.

The taster session runs from 4.15pm – 5.15pm on Saturday 25 March, with registration at 3.45pm. Places are limited and early booking is advised.

This one off event, exclusive to Harrogate District is a partnership of the Amateur Swimming Association North East, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Harrogate District Swimming and Diving Club and Harrogate Borough Council.


Councillor Stanley Lumley is Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport: This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from swimmers at the very top of their sport, as both Charlotte and Matthew have won medals at the biggest events in their field.

It’s a great coup for the Hydro, and for Harrogate, and a great chance to get some top quality training from coaches of the highest calibre.


Richard Heselton is Harrogate Borough Council’s disability swimming coach: The opportunity to meet and work with Paralympians at the start of an athlete’s career is unique and will allow young disabled athletes to see what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

We hope that events like this will inspire the next generation of medallists.

To book onto the taster session or for more information, contact Richard.Heselton@harrogate.gov.uk or call 01423 556767 (option 5).


25 March


Hydro Jennyfield Drive