SWIMMERS were annoyed to be told they must pay £1 to use Tudor Grange Leisure Centre’s diving boards over Easter.
Many school children either faced stumping up extra pocket money or being turned away from the boards.
Matt McCorry, whose son and friend visited the baths, phoned up the leisure centre to complain.
He told the News: “When they went to use the board they were refused by the lifeguard as they didn’t have a band which apparently you purchase at reception - although there was no sign to say so.
“The member of staff I spoke to has confirmed that the centre manager has decided to trial this charge over Easter and then see what feedback he gets.”
Simon James, centre manager at Tudor Grange, said the trial had now ended and he was looking at a different idea.
“We are not charging at the moment,” he said. “We want to bring a coaching element to the boards at certain times, as a lot of people don’t know the correct techniques. We’ll have the coaches there for busy periods and charge £1. But when the coaches aren’t there, it will be free.”