Join the Learn to Swim scheme in Carmarthenshire
Parents in Carmarthenshire are being urged to put their children through the Learn to Swim scheme.
Sadly, drowning is the third most common form of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life skill.
The programme is delivered by the council’s qualified sports and leisure team, through Actif Aqua activities. It is fun, progressive and designed to be a continuous journey through aquatics.
Children of any age, size or ability can take part at in Llanelli, Carmarthen, and Amman Valley leisure Centres, and Llandovery Swimming Pool. Sessions are held in Llanelli on Tuesday to Friday, 4-6.30pm and Saturday morning 9.30am-1pm.
The idea is to teach every child to swim and achieve stage 6 of the national teaching plan by the age of 11 using the latest digital technology. As children move from stage to stage and become more confident, the skills become more challenging and they are introduced to new skills as they become better.
The council’s executive board member for regeneration and leisure, Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “It’s so important that children learn to swim. It is fun, provides health benefits and could save a child’s life. Our school swimming and after school swimming programmes mirror each other and both offer the same nationally recognised programme and quality of teaching. Aqua Sir Gâr has something for everyone, with opportunities for parent and baby, right the way through to our more experienced swimmer.”
Parents are being encouraged to book immediately because there are no waiting lists Payment by direct debit ensures automatic entry onto the Aqua Passport Scheme.
For more info call 01554 774757 or visit www.actifsirgar.co.uk