Swimming lessons for children in Woulton, in southwest England, have been offered by the local council for the last three years.
It has been the subject of a campaign to raise money for the local charity, the Swim Club, by encouraging parents to enrol their children in classes, including those with learning difficulties.
The scheme is now being rolled out across the country, and a new scheme has been launched in Wauchope, in Greater Manchester, with the aim of encouraging parents of all ages to join in.
“We’re just starting this with our children, but we know that swimming lessons are very popular with young people,” said Chris Brown, the chair of the Swim Clubs’ board of trustees.
The campaign to launch the new swimming lessons is being led by Swim Club chairman, John Brown. “
The problem is that when children are young, they don’t have the skills to do it properly.”
The campaign to launch the new swimming lessons is being led by Swim Club chairman, John Brown.
He said: “This is a scheme that will provide the children with the best swimming opportunities to develop skills, and then the best opportunities to make a difference in their lives.”
Parents in the Woulston area have been invited to register their children for classes to be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays, with classes from 11am-6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Swim Clubs are also looking at whether it is feasible to introduce a similar scheme in Wunborough, in the north of England, where the majority of people live.