Cut-price swimming lessons for residents

A new scheme to offer discounted swimming lessons for disadvantaged adults in Daventry will be launched by Daventry District Council and Everyone Active on September 30.

The aim of the scheme is to increase the amount of adults taking up swimming lessons in the area.

It is open to adults on benefits, in social housing, those with mental health issues or learning disabilities.

Participants will receive qualified coaching on their stroke technique as well as being able to swim to improve fitness.

Funding for the plans is to be provided by the Swimathon Foundation and supported by the Amateur Swimming Association.

Councillor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “Swimming is a fun and healthy activity, so its really pleasing to be able to offer these discounted lessons for disadvantaged adults.

“Hopefully it will encourage many more people across Daventry District to take up and enjoy swimming.”

Anyone interested in joining the scheme is invited to contact Louise Lawrence, swim lesson manager at Daventry Leisure Centre. Proof of eligibility is needed. Lessons are available for booking on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 11am and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.