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Aspire is a national spinal injury charity and inclusive leisure operator. Find out about the famous Aspire Channel Swim. InstructAbility supports disabled people to become fitness professionals. Join in our inclusive exercise demo 2:00pm 10th May at the Elevate Stage.

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The Aspire Channel Swim

The Aspire Channel Swim is the second largest indoor swimming event in the UK, which engages swimmers to take on the distance of the Channel in their local leisure centre over 12 weeks to raise money for people with Spinal Cord Injury. We want to double the number of participants in leisure centres in 2017 and get more people swimming than ever before throughout the UK. The challenge takes place between 12th September and 5th December.

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The InstructAbility Programme

InstructAbility is currently funded by Sport England and delivered in partnership with YMCAfit and a range of leisure operators and disability charities. To date 300 disabled people have qualified as gym instructors and delivered over 60,000 sessions of inclusive exercise to disabled clients and raised awareness of disability within individual centres and across the fitness industry. Many graduates are now employed within the industry supporting people of all abilities to be active.

Signpost disabled people to our free training courses and get in touch if your organisation would like to lead a programme in your local community.

2014 ukactive & CIMSPA Active Training Award│2015 RIDI Finalist│2016 ukactive Outstanding Achievement Award

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