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Allerdale 10p Swim Scheme for children 16 and under

19 July 2013

Allerdale Borough Council is offering 10p entry to children during the school summer holidays at the council-owned swimming pools in Workington, Cockermouth and Keswick. The Wigton Pool and Netherhall Pool in Maryport, are also taking part in the scheme.

From this Saturday 20 July, children 16 and under can swim for just 10p during public sessions at the Workington, Cockermouth, Wigton and Maryport swimming pools. The offer will not be immediately available at the Keswick Leisure Pool as we need to make sure that it is only the people of the local area that are benefiting from 10p swims in Keswick. Residents are asked to look out for details of the offer for the Keswick Leisure Pool which will be made available over the next few weeks.

The entry offer will run from 20 July until 4 September 2013. As sessions will vary between the pools taking part so please check with your local pool for timetable details or visit .

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.

Councilor Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council said, “We are re-launching this scheme not only to help young people to be active, but to ensure all children are able to make the most of summer and the attractions Allerdale has to offer. It is important to this Council that all children have the same opportunities and we are delighted we can help to make that possible. It demonstrates that even given all the cuts by central government that an excellently run Council like Allerdale, is able to deliver on its promises.”

Normal pool adult to child supervision ratios apply and entry may be denied if the maximum bather numbers are reached. For opening times and other details, please contact the pools.

The pool numbers are: Cockermouth 01900 823596, Workington 01900 61771, Keswick 017687 72760, Wigton 016973 42412 and Netherhall 01900 812161.



Allerdale Borough Council is now extending its 10p summer swim scheme to Keswick - please see original news release attached and see details below of the times and dates residents can swim in Keswick.

The 10p swims for Keswick start on Thursday 1 August 2013 from 3pm.

The times the offer applies are:

  • Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 2pm - 5pm

Residents will need to fill in a form for a leisure access card and normal pool adult to child supervision ratios apply.

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ