Currajong swimming carnival promises to be best yet

Jamie Cook of Currajong is ready to compete in the Currajong Disability Services carnival.
Jamie Cook of Currajong is ready to compete in the Currajong Disability Services carnival.

IN only seven short weeks the Currajong Disability Services Annual All Abilities Swimming Carnival will be held at Parkes Aquatic Centre.

Participants from as far afield as Orange, Temora, Trangie, Dubbo, Cowra, Forbes, Bathurst and Parkes will converge for the flagship event.

The 2019 event had 120 entrants and already interest is showing that this year will be bigger and better.

Organiser Indigo Kriedemann said that the day was a real highlight on the regional disability calendar and many were already looking forward to it.

"It's a great event that brings together people far and wide within the disability community," Indigo said.

"The day keeps growing and going from strength to strength.

"This year is already looking like a bumper carnival!"

Over the previous editions of the event, Currajong has often dominated however last year, Live Better from Orange got the chocolates despite sterling efforts in the pool by Ian Kaupkee and Tim McDonald. Yet, as Indigo points out, it's not about who wins but "having a go" and "everyone coming together to connect and meet new friends and old ones".

"It really is a special day because we all don't get together that often," Indigo said.

"It's also a real social outing.

"I know many of us get a buzz out of it!"

The Currajong Disability Services Annual All Abilities Swimming Carnival will be held at Parkes Aquatic Centre on March 4.

Alternately you can call 02 6883 4713 to confirm your organisation's place in this blue chip event.