To celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Team GB have partnered with Join In, The National Lottery and ITV on a national campaign called ‘I am Team GB’.
I am Team GB is aiming to be the nation’s biggest sports day on 27 August 2016 and is encouraging organisations to open their doors to new participants and host fun, free give-it-a-go sessions. There will be a huge amount of noise surrounding this campaign created by ITV, so this could be a great opportunity for you to engage your local community and encourage new participants to get involved in your pool activities. One example of how this could work might be to link with clubs that hire your pools to showcase different aquatic activities such as water polo, synchro or diving, in a easy to access, taster format.
As the campaign will focus to a certain degree on sports clubs, we will also be sending the information out to all ASA clubs in the following few days encouraging them to link up with their pool operator to hold an event.
Join In are providing tools, resources and a campaign platform to promote any I am Team GB activities. For more information and to find out how to register your event visit the website or take a look at the attached toolkit.
If you have already set up an event or if you decide to get involved we would like to hear about it and help promote it. Please get in touch and let me know your plans or alternatively you can share them with the ASA via Facebook or Twitter.
Area Swim Manager
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