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10p swimming sessions for children in west Cumbria

Children aged 16 and under are being offered 10p swimming sessions in Allerdale this summer.

The Allerdale Borough Council scheme will be available from Saturday (20th July) at pools in Workington, Cockermouth and Keswick, as well as the Wigton Pool and Netherhall Pool in Maryport.

The offer will not be immediately available at the Keswick Leisure Pool, however residents are asked to look out for details of the offer which will be made available over the next few weeks.

The scheme is aimed at encouraging young people to keep active during the summer holidays.

“We are re-launching this scheme not only to help young people to be active, but to ensure all children are able to make the most of summer and the attractions Allerdale has to offer.

"It is important to this Council that all children have the same opportunities and we are delighted we can help to make that possible.

"It demonstrates that even given all the cuts by central government that an excellently run Council like Allerdale, is able to deliver on its promises.”

– Councilor Alan Smith, Leader, Allerdale Borough Council said

The reduced fee swimming sessions will run until 4th September.