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10p swim scheme update

16 August 2013

Allerdale’s 10p swim scheme has proven to be a great success, due to new figures of the over whelming amount of juniors who have used the 10p Swim Scheme over the summer holidays so far.

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. We are particularly keen to provide a safe swimming environment for local children whilst we are enjoying this spell of warmer weather.

Carlisle Leisure sites last week had a total of 800 10p swims. Wigton had 235 - this includes 90 in one day and it would normally take a month to get that many juniors in for junior swim sessions. Whilst Netherhall had 218 which amounts to a total of 1,253 10p junior swims just in the last week.

In the three week since the scheme began we have seen a total of 3,503 10p junior swims which is brilliant and we hope that this will continue throughout the holidays.

Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council said, “This is another first class initiative set up by Allerdale, I am more than pleased that it has proven to have been a great achievement. I believe that if you give people quality provision they will use it. It is not the first thing that we have done that has been successful; other activities such as the PARCS scheme this summer have also been very popular. Allerdale will continue to deliver on its promises, giving our residents the best opportunities possible and delivering on our Council priorities.”

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Allerdale Borough Council
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CA14 3YJ