Make a splash for free

15 July 2015

Youngsters can certainly make waves in Chorley this summer as free swimming is back by popular demand.

Last year over 3,500 young people from Chorley took advantage of the free swim offer run by Chorley Council and Active Nation which manages the council’s leisure facilities.

From Monday 27 July, free swimming is again being offered to those aged 16 and under throughout the school holidays.

Councillor Bev Murray, who oversees the council’s leisure centres, said: “This scheme is so popular with young people that it was important to us that we offered it again over the summer holidays.

“It gives youngsters something to do and swimming in a safe environment is an ideal way for them to keep active, have fun and meet people at the same time.

“We look forward to seeing lots of young people enjoying the swimming pools in Chorley and it would be great if this scheme encouraged people to participate in sport on a more regular basis.”

Youngsters can swim for free throughout the school holidays until Friday 4 September for 45 minutes per session at:

•         All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water Street, from Monday to Friday between 2.30pm and 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 4pm
•          Brinscall Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 1pm.

ENDS

Pic caption: Families making a splash in the pool at All Seasons Leisure Centre.

For more information, please contact campaigns and engagement manager (events) Louise Finch on 01257 515062

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