YOUNGSTERS are sure to have a splashtastic time at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre when local schools take part in the Get Safe for Summer Water Safety Campaign.
The Parkwood Leisure campaign is now in it’s fifth year and is set to visit borough primary schools from June through to July 22 to educate pupils on the importance of being safe and aware when playing and having fun around water.
Tragically, 450-500 people drown in the UK every year, of which 10 per cent are children.
Simon James, manager of Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, said: “Swimming for leisure is a fun and enjoyable fitness activity. It is excellent for your health and best of all, it’s open to everyone. It is important that children are aware of the dangers so that they can remain safe”.
Families can also take advantage of a voucher booklet of discounts and free sessions to encourage families to swim and exercise together.
The campaign is supported by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).
Call Natalie Seal, Swimming Lesson Co-ordinator, on 0121 705-6371 for information on swimming lessons, recreational swimming or free school visits.