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PHOTOS: Thousands flock to see Olympians at Aqua Vale

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6:59pm 11th January 2017

Over 4,000 people, including two Olympians, enjoyed an open day in Aylesbury at the weekend.

Swimmers Steve Parry and Rebecca Adlington were at the event at Aqua Vale, trying out facilities for free.

The events included free family swimming and pool inflatable sessions as well as group exercise and personal training taster sessions, and use of the gym.

Children were kept entertained all day with face painting and balloon modelling, there was something for everyone.

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Olympians Steve Parry and Rebecca Adlington were in attendance along with a number of other swimming athletes who were hosting swimming demonstrations and activities, enjoyed by a number of young local swimmers and watched on by their families.

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The young budding athletes took part in Water Polo, competitive swimming, synchronised swimming and rookie lifeguarding.

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The athletes were also at the centre all day to interact with the local community, take selfies and sign autographs.

Rebecca said:

"What a great day we had on Saturday at Aqua Vale.

"So many kids were there getting autographs from all the Olympians and enjoying the water session. The kids all trying new different things from synchronised swimming to rookie lifeguard and they all had a great time doing it.

"The venue was fantastic. 3 swimming pools, the spin studio and gym. What a brilliant facility"

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Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre also launched a brand new Indoor Cycling studio, with popular taster sessions running throughout the day.

Everyone Active Contract Manager Jodie Morris said:

"We are delighted to have welcomed so many of the local community to the centre on Saturday to enjoy some fun, free activities.

"We were proud to have a number of amazing talented Olympians with us and we hope some of their motivation rubbed off on our visitors, especially the young talent."

Everyone Active also hosted a prize draw to win a hamper of prizes worth £3,500, won by Linda Ottonello and her daughter, from Aylesbury, who were very excited to have won the prize, having never won anything before.

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