28 Nov 2021

As part of their ongoing commitment to the North West Connected Health launched the inaugural Intergenerational Aqua Aerobics fun day bringing both younger and ageing well together at Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Sunday. The project aims to encourage swimming and water activities for all irrespective  of age or ability and provides a platform for older people across the area to keep fit alongside some of Limavady Amateur Swimming Clubs younger members as well as to provide opportunities for some of the Clubs older swimmers to coach the sessions. Following the session all participants and kids were invited for coffee, tea and hot chocolate as well as a some very necessary buns, cakes and sandwiches!

Pictured launching the Event is Bill Ely one of Limavady’s Swimming Clubs longest standing stalwart members and two of our youngest members Faye Irwin and Katie Lynn as well as Ryan Williams Director with Connected Health (and LASC coach) and local Manager for Limavady Stephanie McAleese. Bill commented: “Swimming has been a way of life for me and has kept me fit and healthy for decades. It is with tremendous pride and satisfaction that we bring both old and young together and ensure healthier lifestyles for all generations through the medium of water."

Stephanie commented: "At Connected Health we pride ourselves in engaging at community level. The chance to engage with all generations and work closely with the Roe Valley Leisure Centre and the local Swimming Club was simply outstanding. Furthermore we are delighted to provide £2000 to the local Swimming Club by way of sponsorship to help bring they next generation of youth coaches through their Level 1 Coaching qualifications."

Connected Health hope to run more sessions next year.



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