The Join In blog: Tagged "synchronised swimming"

Helen, right, was the Results Announcer at the Aquatics Centre.
Helen, right, was the Results Announcer at the Aquatics Centre.

Lending a hand (and a voice) at the European Aquatics Championships

The 2016 European Aquatics Championships have taken place this week at London’s iconic Aquatics Centre, where Europe’s best swimmers, divers and synchro swimmers are competing for the coveted title of European champion.

We go behind the scenes to meet Join in Local Leaders Helen Seamer and Jo Bartholomew – and find out about their experience of volunteering at such a major event.

One of approximately 140 volunteers, Helen was asked to help out as results announcer at the synchronised swimming event, having gained some experience in the role at national level. “It was a great opportunity to be involved in sports presentation at the next level” says Helen. “I now have a whole new perspective on how a major event is presented to a live audience and learned such a lot from the professionals on the crew.

I had a clear view of all the action from my poolside seat and it was fantastic to see what is happening at the top of the sport – with the world champions Russia there to defend their European titles. It was also exciting to see the British team in action, including the duet of Olivia Federici and Katie Clark who have secured a quota place for Rio. They must have been thrilled with the reaction from the hugely supportive audience!” (more…)

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Going to extraordinary lengths for Sport Relief.

100 sports in 100 days

What lengths would you go to for a great cause? We spoke to Liu Batchelor, who is trying her hand at every sport imaginable to help Sport Relief.

What are you doing?

“I’ve taken on the fundraising challenge of participating in 100 different sports over 100 consecutive days to raise £10,000 for Sport Relief↑. I started my challenge on 11 December, and will complete it on 19 March – the weekend of Sport Relief 2016.

Along the way, I’m doing a video diary showcasing every sport I take part in. The aim of the videos is to inspire people to find a sport that is perfect for them – especially if they haven’t found a sport that excites them.

You can see all the videos from the sports I’ve completed so far here↑.

100 sports in 100 days on You Tube (more…)

Our year in pictures.

Our favourite photos from 2015

Here at Join In, we’re lucky to receive photos of our volunteers on a regular basis. Over the course of this year, we’ve worked with a handful of professional photographers and also received loads of pics taken by just about everyone with a smartphone.

Here are our favourite photos of the year. Look closely to see if you can spot anyone you know!

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