Young swimmers and runners invited to this year’s Aquathlon

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Swimming Summer Children

Young swimmers and runners are being invited to take part in Bedford’s Annual Junior Aquathlon when it returns to Bedford Park and Robinson Pools & Fitness in October.

The Aquathlon is a combined swimming and running event for children from school years 3-11 and takes place on 6 October.

Young athletes can take part in five age categories:

School year Swim distance (meters) Run distance (meters)
3 66 600
4 and 5 133 1.2km
6 and 7 200 1.9
8 and 9 333 2.8
10 and 11 400 2.8

The deadline to book a place is 5pm on 24 September at 5pm and each entry costs £8 per child. Bookings can be made online at www.bedford.gov.uk/aquathlon

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said “Bedford holds a Junior Aquathlon twice a year, with over 100 kids taking part in June’s race this year.

“It’s a great chance for kids of all ages to try something a bit different and get active.”