Polar bears' medals bid

Blackpool's latest batch of athletes is being cheered on all the way as they take on the rest of the country this week.

Friday, 11th August 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:27 pm
Blackpool Polar Bears being cheered off by Blackpool Mayor Ian Coleman and Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Gary and Debbie Coleman

The swimmers, from local multi-disability swimming club Blackpool Polar Bears, are competing in the Special Olympics National Games at Sheffield, flying the flag for the resort as a hotbed for disability sport.

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The Polar Bears, who train at Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre, consist of swimmers with learning disabilities and have a great track record of coming home from major championships with medals.