In June the government announced that it was scrapping the Free Swimming scheme for under 16 and over 60’s as part of government cuts, BUT there is good news for Wednesfield residents.
Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust has announced that due to the success of the scheme in Wolverhampton it would continue to fund swim sessions until the end of March 2011.
Councillor Matt Holdcroft, council cabinet member for leisure and culture told the BBC, the scheme had been “massively popular”.
He said: “Thousands of youngsters and older people have signed up for free swimming passes since the scheme was launched in April and this extension will enable many more people to take advantage of the initiative and improve their health at the same time.”
Free swimming sessions are available for the under 16’s and over 60’s at Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Planetary Road, Wednesfield.