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Luton to host Long Course Open swimming Gala

Luton’s new £26 million leisure centre, Inspire: Luton Sports Village, will be hosting the inaugural swimming Long Course Open meeting on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November.

Organised by Team Luton, the home club at Inspire, over 620 athletes from across the East of England will be competing in around 2,700 swims throughout the weekend. Swimmers of all ages will contest a variety of distances and strokes over the space of the weekend, from 50m all the way up to 1500m races. The gala is set to be of an extremely high standard, with swimmers aiming for regional and national qualifying times in their respective distances.

This does mean that both swimming pools will be closed to the public over the weekend of the 17/18th, however Luton residents are welcome to come along and watch all of the action in the centre’s viewing gallery. 

There are three sessions per day

  • 9.00am - 11.30am
  • 1.00pm - 4.30pm
  • 5.45pm - 8.00pm

Entry fees (all go towards team Luton funds are £3.00 per session or £5.00 all day

Helen Barnett, Chief Executive at Active Luton, said: “The Open meeting is sure to be a fantastic weekend of sport and competition, and will really show off the fantastic facilities we have at Inspire. “It is great to have a competition of this scale coming to Luton, and we are looking forward to hosting other similar events in the future.”

Cllr Mohammed Ashraf, Portfolio Holder for sports and leisure, said: “I’m really looking forward to a great weekend of swimming taking place at Inspire and would really encourage people to come out and cheer on everybody taking part.”

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