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10p swims are back

Andrew Gilbert

July 17, 2018

Allerdale Borough Council is once again offering children the opportunity to enjoy summer swimming for just 10p.

Children aged 16 and under will be able to take advantage of the offer at the swimming pool in Workington, as well as the centres in Cockermouth and Keswick, all of which are owned by the Council who is funding the scheme. Kids can also swim for 10p at Wigton Baths and at Netherhall Community Sports Centre in Maryport.  

Dates, times and sessions will vary between the pools taking part so please check with your local pool before visiting. The scheme starts on Monday 23 July and will continue throughout the school summer holidays.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Allerdale Borough Council's Executive member with responsibility for sports development, said: "The scheme has proved to be incredibly popular year on year, so I’m pleased to see it returning once again. One of the Council’s priorities is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities and money should not be an object to our children accessing sports and leisure activities – so this scheme ticks all the boxes”

Normal pool adult to child supervision ratios apply at the swim sessions and entry may be denied if the maximum bather numbers are reached. For opening times and other details including eligibility criteria, please contact the pools direct or look on their websites. Contact information can be found on the Council’s website

Allerdale Borough Council provides sporting facilities in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Ltd, under the Better brand. The 10p swims offer is just one of the many activities on offer over the summer holidays.

Residents can also download the myAllerdale app to find links to the Council's leisure centres, as well as access to other services such as reporting flytipping, checking bin calendar dates and paying bills. The app is free and available on the Google Play, Apple, and Microsoft app stores. Just search for 'Allerdale'.