Monday, 23 July 2007

Borough's under 16's can swim for free

There's a splashing time in store for the Borough's under 16s who can swim for free at Tees Valley Leisure Limited's four pools in Eston, Saltburn, Loftus and Guisborough.

The new swimming initiative funded by Redcar and Cleveland Primary Care Trust and supported by Redcar and Cleveland Council.

The scheme will run throughout the summer holiday period and offers general swimming and fun inflatable sessions both during the week and at weekends.

Normal supervision ratios apply throughout the scheme so that accompanied under eights through to teenagers can benefit from free swimming right up until the first week of September.

As an additional incentive, every child participating in the scheme will have the chance to register for more free swims after the holiday period with the chance to win a range of prizes including a Nintendo games console by recording their free swims on special collector cards, available from the four participating pools.

Tees Valley Leisure's Managing Director Paddy Corcoran said: "We are extremely grateful to Redcar and Cleveland Primary Care Trust for the provision of this funding which will allow us to work in partnership with the Council to develop a sustainable activity programme.

"This is not just for our regular customers but also our key target groups such as disadvantaged families, disabled swimmers and teenage girls.''

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