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Free swimming lessons for adults in West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire District Council is offering adult non-swimmers the opportunity to dip their toe in the water and sign up for free swimming classes at The Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney.

The council-owned leisure centre, which is run by leisure contractor GLL-Nexus, is giving adult non swimmers aged over 30 the chance to get free swimming lessons from trained instructors for six weeks followed by six weeks at a reduced cost.

The initiative, funded by ASA Kellogg’s Swim Active Fund, not only aims to encourage adults to learn how to swim but also promote other benefits of hitting the pool.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are committed to supporting adults in the community to learn new skills. This initiative will not only benefit them by learning how to swim but can also encourage them to bring their families and make use of the great leisure facilities on offer.”

Swimming is considered to be a great low impact exercise that strengthens the heart and lungs as well as improving flexibility and balance.

As well as contributing towards good health, being able to swim can also help save lives with drowning being classed as the third most common cause of accidental death in children in the UK.

The free lessons start on Wednesday 22 February from 8pm. For details on how to register call The Windrush Leisure Centre on 01993 861805 or 202020 or email courses@nexuscommunity.org

Posted : 10/02/2012 13:17:40

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