BAT Celebrates the 15th Special Olympics

After being founded over five decades ago in 1968, the Special Olympics’ mission to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people, is as important now as it has ever been.

Discussing their reach across the globe, Special Olympics wrote, “Our 5 million Special Olympics athletes – ages 8 years old and up – come from more than 170 countries. We also have a Young Athletes program for children ages 2 to 7. At any age and in every country, our athletes are learning new skills, making new friends and gaining in fitness and confidence.”

This truly resonated with us at Becky Adlington Training and our vision, #InspireToInspire. To us, this means giving candidates of all abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to take part on our courses and potentially go on to inspire the next generation to learn and love swimming. In venues across the North of England, we've delivered courses to over 600 people, each with their own individual strengths and struggles.

When asked about how Becky Adlington Training caters to all, Tutor Kelly Gaffney said, "We pride ourselves as tutors in providing the best support and guidance to all our learners, whatever their needs and ambitions. We've had amazing results from learners with a whole variety of backgrounds and requirements; deaf teachers, wheelchair users, dyslexia, autism, learners on a journey back to employment, ex-forces, overseas learners with English as a second language - and many more. We value the diversity in our BAT Family and the unique and individual skills that everyone of our learners brings to our swimming teaching community and industry." 


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