St Austell Kids Splash out at water festival
Thanks to the hard work of five young volunteers from St Austell Sharks Swimming Club, over 60 children attended an Aquasplash Festival at Polkyth Leisure Centre.
The ASA Young Volunteers, supported and trained by Steve Hillman of the Cornwall Sports Partnership, planned, put together marketing materials and promoted the event. Along with volunteers from St Austell Swimming Club, they ran the activities, which included water polo, synchronized swimming, lifesaving & swimming.
Neil Hutchinson, ASA Swimming Co-ordinator for Cornwall, commented: “Thanks to the organisation by the volunteers and support by the club, the leisure centre and Poltair School Sport Partnership, along with the support of Steve Hillman from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, the event was a great success. We will be following up the event with regular sessions, with an Aqua Youth Club organised by St Austell Swimming Club and with support from Polkyth Leisure Centre”.
Steve Hillman from the Cornwall Sports Partnership said: “This was an amazing event which wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and commitment of everyone involved. The young volunteers, Abigail and Katie Sugg and Beth and Lydia Rudge should be very proud of what they have achieved this evening! I could tell from the smiles on their faces and the lack of a voice at the end of the session that they definitely enjoyed themselves!
“The feedback from the children that took part in the session was very positive!
“It was obvious from the numbers that attended there is a definite need for more activity to take place in St Austell”.