Charitable trust supports youngsters while pools closed

We are joining with the national governing body for swimming to keep youngsters engaged while pools are closed due to Scottish Government Level 4 restrictions.

With Scottish Swimming,we are distributing activity packs full of fun ideas and quizzes to refresh important water safety information, swimming skills and tailored exercises to maintain fitness to its Learn to Swim participants.

We have over 6,000 participants who take advantage of the Learn to Swim programme delivered in trust facilities across the region. The programme offers people of all ages, from babies to older adults, to get in the water and progress seamlessly through class levels, either building confidence, becoming a competent swimmer, progressing onto club level or learning new disciplines like water polo orRookie Lifeguard training.

In addition, children benefit from a membership scheme which will allow them free recreational swimming in any of our swimming pools as long as they are enrolled in the Learn to Swim programme.

Lee Cunningham, aquatics manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “We understand that youngsters are eager to get back to swimming lessons and enjoying time in the pool, but, until government restrictions are lifted, we think these activity packs are a great way to stay connected with their aquatic skills.

Fun Pack for 4 to 7 years             Activity Pack for 8+ years

“Throughout COVID restrictions, we have maintained contact with Learn to Swim participants and ensured that they have the latest information with regards the delivery of lessons. Because of the strict health and safety measures we have in place, we’re confident that when allowed, we will be launching the Learn to Swim programme as quickly as possible.”

Click here to view For further details on the Learn to Swim programme.