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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Ulverston aquathlon

SCHOOLCHILDREN have taken some Olympic inspiration and participated in an aquathlon at Lakes Leisure in Ulverston.

Local primary and secondary schools took part in an aqua Olympic competition comprising of swimming lengths of the pool and running laps of the cricket pitch.

Altogether 200 children took part with primary schools competing in the morning and secondary schools competing in the afternoon.

The schools that participated were: Croftlands, Sir John Barrow, Yarlside, Low Furness, Askam, Pennington, Furness Academy, UVHS, Dowdales, George Hastwell and Sandside.

Every child was awarded a medal and the winning schools were Pennington School and UVHS.

The event was aimed at children who do not usually participate in sport regularly and who are not part of a swimming club.

Caroline Smith, the Community Development Officer at Lakes Leisure said: “Everybody got involved, everyone could join in.

“It was nice to see the schools encouraging each other, there was no pressure on the kids, it was lovely for them to compete together.”

Lakes Leisure will be holding the competition again in September for children to take part in, giving children the chance to compete again or try it out if they missed it this time.

The next aquathlon will take place on September 9 at Lakes Leisure Ulverston.

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