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Council makes a summer splash with free swimming sessions

Council makes a summer splash with free swimming sessions

Summer is sorted for residents in Gedling as Gedling Borough Council launches free swimming sessions at three of its leisure centres.


Residents only need a Gedling Leisure Card to swim for free at Arnold Leisure Centre, Calverton Leisure Centre and Carlton Forum Leisure Centre. People who don’t have a leisure card can pick one up for free when they attend one of the free sessions in July or August


The sessions launch on Wednesday 29 July at Arnold Leisure Centre as part of a push to combat the national decline in swimming and promote its numerous health benefits. As well as the emphasis on fitness, the council wants to remind people that swimming is a perfect activity to share and enjoy as a family.


A variety of sessions will be held at the leisure centres: Swim4All sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities but children under 8 must be supervised by an adult at all times. An Adults Only session will provide a quieter experience.  Booking is not required for these sessions but the usual admissions policies still apply.


Councillor Henry Wheeler, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Well-being said;

“Swimming is a sport that should be easily accessible to people of all ages because the benefits are huge.  I would encourage everyone, young and old, to take advantage of our free swimming sessions. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, as well as boost your mood and keep your weight under control.”


For more information on the free swimming session, go to www.gedling.gov.uk/freeswimming

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