Olympic gala for Louth swimmers

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THE University of the Third Age (U3A) has been awarded £120 to run an Olympic swimming gala for its members in Louth and other towns.

The money will pay for hire of a swimming pool and members will be able to take part in the gala in April 2012.

The event is part of a range of activities organised by the U3A taking place across the region next year. The swimming gala will culminate in an East Midlands swimming final in September 2012.

The money has been funded through a Lincolnshire Sports Partnership project called Silver Spirit, which awards grants of up to £300 to community groups and organisations whose members are mostly aged over 50 years, and want to run Olympic and Paralympic inspired projects in the run up to the 2012 Games.