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Allerdale re-launches 10p summer swims for children

24 June 2014

Allerdale Borough Council is once again offering children the opportunity to enjoy summer swimming for just a 10p entry charge to swimming pools across the area.

Last year, more than 5,000 children aged 16 and under took part in the popular scheme at council-owned pools in Workington, Cockermouth, and Keswick as well as Wigton Pool and Maryport’s Netherhall Pool.

Jointly supported by Allerdale Borough Council and Cumbria County Council, the 10p entry offer will run throughout the summer holidays from Saturday 19th July to Wednesday 3rd September. Selected sessions will vary between the pools taking part so people are advised to check with their local pool for timetable details.

Encouraging young people to be more active is a key priority for Allerdale Borough Council and it has joined forces with its sport and leisure partner, Carlisle Leisure Ltd, to run the scheme in a bid to get more children using the local swimming pools during the summer school holidays.

Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council said, “This scheme has proved to be extremely popular among local children so we’re really pleased to be re-launching it again this year. With obesity issues in the UK recently hitting the headlines, it is important for this Council to ensure that all children are firstly able to access sport and leisure facilities to then be able to keep fit, active and healthy.

“Hopefully this scheme will once again encourage local children to make the most of the attractions and activities we have available in Allerdale and enjoy an active, fun filled summer.”

Councillor Eric Nicholson, Chair of Allerdale Local Committee said; " We're delighted to support this initiative again. It's a great way to get kids active over the summer holidays and save some pennies for parents."

All swimmers will be issued with a Leisure Access Card, which will enable them to access the 10p promotion at any of the pools. Proof of residency will be required for Keswick Leisure Pool.

Normal pool rules and adult to child supervision ratios apply and entry may be denied if the maximum bather numbers are reached.

For timetables and more information, contact the pools direct on: Cockermouth 01900 823596, Workington 01900 61771, Keswick

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