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27 Jul

Children get extra swimming sessions for free

Children get extra swimming sessions for free

Children get extra swimming lessons for free

Hundreds of children from across the county are being offered free swimming sessions this summer.


Any child taking part in Active Northumberland’s Learn to Swim Scheme during the school holidays is eligible to free swimming during the public swimming sessions.


Starting just in time for the summer holidays, the offer is valid for swimming at all ten Active Northumberland swimming pools across the county.


Northumberland County Councillor, Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:


Learning to swim is one of the milestones of your child’s early years, with most of us able to remember the first time we swam independently and the sense of achievement we felt. As the parent or carer of a child enrolled on our Learn to Swim programme the motivation is a little more serious, with water safety being one of the main reasons for wanting your child to swim and, more importantly, swim well.


“The team at Active Northumberland is keen to encourage all young children to learn to swim  so that they can keep fit, active  and, more importantly, safe. We hope the  additional free swimming sessions will encourage them to  swim more often during the holidays so their  enjoyment and  confidence in the water will  grow and they will reinforce all they have learnt in the lessons.”


“ If you’re enjoying days out in the holidays as a family, then you could also combine your trip with a swim at any of Active Northumberland’s ten pools. ”


You can view swimming timetables via  or on  the free  Active Northumberland app which you can find in the App store and on Google Play.


Download the app and get active!