Great Cornard sessions to get youngsters swimming

GREAT Cornard Sports Centre is offering special swimming sessions for children this summer.

Anyone aged 16 and under can register for £4 and swim for free for the rest of the summer holidays, with the pool cordoned off to help encourage beginners to increase their confidence in the pool.

Sports centre manager Dan Lawrence said he hoped the grant-funded sessions would improve teenagers’ swimming ability.

“There are more and more children that can’t swim, either because parents can’t afford formal swimming schemes or schools are struggling for curriculum time and funding,” he said.