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17/01/2021

Free swimming for the over 60s in the Cotswolds

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Pensioners in the Cotswolds will be able to make a splash with free swimming in the District’s leisure centres from April 1st 2009.

The scheme will run for two years up until March 31st 2011 and is open to anyone over the age of 60. Cotswold District Council received £60,000 in government funding to join this nationwide project, with the aim to boost sport and fitness and provide a legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The three Council-run swimming pools that will be taking part are based at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester, Cotswold Leisure Bourton-in-the-Water and Cotswold Leisure Chipping Campden.

If you would like to take the plunge, you can apply for a free swim card in person at any of the three Cotswold Leisure centres. You will need proof of age and identity, for example a driving licence or passport.

Cllr David Fowles, Cotswold District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sport Culture and Enterprise said:

“It’s fantastic that we can offer all older people in our district the chance to do some healthy activity – free of charge.

“Helping to improve the quality of life for older people is one of our priorities and this will help many of our residents to keep fit and stay active.”

Source: Cotswold District Council

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