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Children aged 8 and under can swim for free at Grantham leisure centre from the new year

Children aged eight and under will be entitled to swim for free at The Meres leisure centre in Grantham from January 1.

Local children will swim for free at Grantham as well as Deepings Leisure Centre, Stamford Leisure Pool and Bourne Leisure Centre in an initiative by 1Life.The initiative is available during any 'general swim' or 'family swim' sessions.

Children can register for free swimming now. To take advantage of free swimming there is a £1 registration fee and children must be accompanied by an adult. The initiative doesn’t include 1Life swimming lessons via SwimSchool.

Grantham's Meres Leisure Centre hosted the Boston Open swimming meet. (22906592)
Grantham's Meres Leisure Centre hosted the Boston Open swimming meet. (22906592)

SKDC cabinet member for growth, Coun Helen Goral, said: “We are committed to improving leisure opportunities across the district for our residents and visitors. Being active is not only good for you physically, but also has benefits for mental health.

“By encouraging and enabling children to be active in a way that is also good fun, we are investing in our future generations. Well done to 1Life for this initiative.”

Mark Braithwaite, managing director of 1Life said: “As an operator of public access leisure facilities across the UK, it’s our mission to get more people, more active and engage with the community to encourage participation.This initiative is great news for the people living in the South Kesteven area.Swimming is a leisure activity to do as a family and we hope to see as many people swimming in their local swimming pools as possible.”

For more information and to register for free swimming visit https://www.1life.co.uk/south-kesteven-free-swim/

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